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-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.
“The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc.”. According to the Adopted Trademark and Logo Usage Guideline (ATLUG) from HDMI LA, authorized licensees, distributors, and resellers who use HDMI LA’s trademarks on physical products, packaging, or promotion materials of the compliant products, they shall include the following notice on all related materials, including (but not limited to) packaging, brochures, manuals, advertising, websites, and product filers:
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The Premium HDMI Cable Specification 1.1 was released by HDMI LA on 24 May 2018. Comparing with the previous version, the Premium HDMI 1.1 includes Active HDMI cables, which supports UHD resolutions up to 4K@60Hz, bandwidth up to 18Gbps, and cable lengths up to 15m. Every length of every model line is required to be tested and certified at HDMI Authorized Test Centers (ATCs), in order to ensure the cable is qualified for the Premium HDMI 1.1 specification. A certified Premium HDMI cable is therefore qualified to get the authentication anti-counterfeiting Premium HDMI Cable Label from HDMI LA. ELKA was honorably invited to join HDMI LA for promoting ACTIVE PREMIUN HIGH SPEED HDMI CABLE at Computex 2018.
Nowadays, the power capabilities of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) cables keep growing in order to satisfy the demand for faster charging and powering devices of higher wattage. However, are you aware that there are many poorly constructed charging cables and connectors in the marketplace, which may cause a potential safety risk of overheating and fire to users? In the light of this, UL developed an ICT Power Cable Certification (is called UL9990) in September 2017, to control the materials of cable/connector, electrical design. Under UL9990, cable assemblies are subject to the following sequence of tests:
|May 28- June 1, 2019||Computex||Taipei||N0808 (USB-IF)|
|June 19-22, 2019||Nepcon Thailand||Bangkok||8G10|
|July 17-19, 2019||Video Communications Expo||Tokyo||TBC|
|October 13-16, 2019||Hong Kong Electronics Fair||Hong Kong||TBC|
|April 11-14, 2019||Consumer Electronics||Hong Kong||9F15|
|March 20-22, 2019||Electronica China||Shanghai||C1 1586|
|January 8-11, 2019||CES||Las Vegas||20208|