Elka released its renewed active High Speed HDMI™ Cable

Since HDMI L.A. released its HDMI V.2.0 in 2016, Elka has provided two sorts of active High Speed HDMI cables for the professional market. One is available in cable lengths of up to 15m and the other is available in cable lengths of up to 20m with external power. 

To provide a flexible application for A/V installation, Elka developed a new active High Speed HDMI cable. Compared with the previous version, it is thinner and longer. It also can be used with an extra adapter with power as its source consumes more power, such as Apple TV 4K. 

Apple released its new USB-C iPad Pro

Apple announced its new iPad Pro on October 30, 2018. According to Apple’s press release, “with over a million apps designed to take advantage of the large Multi-Touch display, including next-generation apps like Photoshop CC on iPad (coming 2019), the new iPad Pro will push what users can do on a computer further than ever before.“.
There is a big difference between the new iPad Pro and its previous generation. The new iPad Pro features a USB-C port instead of Lightning, and it can provide the maximum data transfer rate at 10Gbps over a USB 3.1 Gen 2 C to C cable with E-Mark. The previous generation of the iPad Pro featuring a Lightning port can support data transfer rate at 480Mbp via a Lightning to USB-A cable.

Elka's Active Optical Cable (AOC) is Now Complete

Optical fibers are highly applicable for analogue or digital information signal transmission since they can be made longer, thinner and lighter, as well as easier to install in walls or ceilings than traditional copper wires.

For example, an HDMI active optical cable (AOC) is an ideal solution for audio-visual installation. It is 0.45mm thinner and is able to provide connection up to 100m with resolutions up to 4K at 60Hz.

Lightning (C48) connector will be replaced by C89 and C94 in February 2019

According to Apple's August 2018 EOL, Lightning connector (C48A, C48B) will be replaced with Lightning (C89) and Lighting (C94). C89 will be the direct replacement for C48 while C94 will be used for a USB-C™ to Lightning cable. MFi Adapter will not be able to submit any product plan which incorporates the current Lightning (C48A, C48B, and C48C) after February 28, 2019. Based on the notice, its last ship date will be July 31, 2019.

USB power delivery specification and certified USB charger compliance program

USB-C charger with Power Delivery (PD) has been popular with customers for recent months, as it can provide the maximum power levels depending on the current-carrying capacity of a mobile device and make users get fast charging. Accordingly, here are the two standards developed by USB-IF that are worth exploring, one is the USB PD specification and the other is Certified USB Charger Initiative.
The first version of the USB PD specification was announced by USB-IF in 2012 and the latest version 3.0 was released in 2016. The main feature of USB PD is to enable customers to achieve fast charging and data transfer over a single cable across multiple mobile devices. It supports power levels from existing USB standards up to 100W, enables the Host/ Peripheral devices with the power to provide the power, and optimizes power management across multiple peripherals.

Date Name Location Booth
March 20-22, 2019 Electronica China Shanghai C1 1586
April 11-14, 2019 China Sourcing Fairs Hong Kong TBC
May 28- June 1, 2019 Computex Taipei TBC
June 19-22, 2019 Nepcon Thailand Bangkok TBC
July 17-19, 2019 Video Communications Expo Tokyo TBC
October 13-16, 2019 Hong Kong Electronics Fair Hong Kong 9F15
January 8-11, 2019 CES Las Vegas 20208