HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C

IFA 2017 Features HDMI Technologies Along with Launch of Premium USB Type-C to HDMI Cables

Back on the road again, the HDMI LA Team was demonstrating the latest HDMI technologies at the 2017 IFA in Germany. One of the highlights at June’s Computex show was a selection of USB Type-C to HDMI cables. Now at IFA that was augmented by the first of those cables to be part of the Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program, and their packaging displayed the program’s unique authentication labels.

Also featured at the booth were demonstrations of HDMI Alt Mode enabled source devices connected to 4K HDMI displays with the new cables. These sources are able to utilize HDMI technology and features and also connect directly to HDMI displays without the need of adapters or converters. Information was also available for the upcoming HDMI 2.1 specification release.

Ongoing press briefing sessions and interviews were taking place at the booth, and HDMI Adopters and manufacturers scheduled meetings and dropped by to meet the HDMI LA team. The HDMI LA Team included: Rob Tobias, President and CEO; Jeff Park, Director of Technology; and Val Robbins, Marketing and Events Specialist.

Photo above: Rob Tobias shows off a selection of Premium HDMI Cables including top European brands HAMA and Avinity to the media.

By | September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CES 2017 Features the First HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Solution

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. a leading USB-C™ supplier, announced the world’s first complete solution for USB-C to native HDMI® connections without adapters or converters. Based on Cypress EZ-PD™ USB-C controllers, the solution allows next-generation laptops, smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and other HDMI-enabled sources with USB-C connectors to connect directly to HDMI-enabled displays, including HD and 4K televisions, using only a simple USB-C to HDMI cable. The EZ-PD controllers all now support HDMI Alternate Mode for USB Type-C™, along with USB Type-C standard support for audio, video and data protocols, as well as USB Power Delivery (PD) for fast charging.

Michael Miskho, Marketing Director Sr, Cypress Semiconductor Corp, demonstrates HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C at the HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. booth LVCC South Hall 1 20930

By | January 6th, 2017|HDMI Adopters, HDMI In the News, HDMI Type-C|0 Comments

HDMI Founders Gather to Support the HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Announcement

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C was announced September 1 with a series of press events around the world in Berlin, Taipei, Beijing and Tokyo. The events brought together top consumer, business and industry media and featured a demonstration of an HDMI-enabled laptop with USB Type-C connected directly to an HDMI display using the new USB Type-C to HDMI cable.

 

The Tokyo event also featured some of the biggest and most influential consumer electronics manufacturers, as it brought together representatives from all of the HDMI Founders to show their support for this launch. They were able to meet the press and lend their expertise in answering questions about HDMI Alt Mode, and their presence highlighted the importance of this new HDMI specification release.

 

In the photograph from left to right:

 

Toshiba— Jun Sato

Technicolor—Nour-Eddine Tazine

Sony Corporation—Kei Matsubayashi

Philips—Chris Buma

Panasonic—Naoshi Usuki

Lattice Semiconductor— Shigeaki Takehara

Hitachi Maxell, Ltd—Hitoaki Owashi

Hitachi Maxell, Ltd—Manabu Katsuki

By | September 22nd, 2016|HDMI In the News, HDMI Type-C|0 Comments

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Launched at IFA Berlin

The HDMI Licensing team demonstrated HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C at the IFA ShowStoppers press event in Berlin on September 1. This coincided with the release of the global press announcement on the new specification. HDMI licensing President Rob Tobias and Senior Technology Manager Jeff Park are pictured here with the demo that included an HDMI-enabled laptop with USB Type-C connected directly to an HDMI display using the new USB Type-C to HDMI cable. Now there are no adapters needed to connect to any HDMI display or TV, and native HDMI features can be incorporated into source devices that utilize USB Type-C.

For more information:

IFA HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C Demo: http://www.dealerscope.com/techconnect/industry-events/hdmi-usb-type-c-cable-ifa-2016/

HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-C: http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/HDMIAltModeUSBTypeC.aspx

Press Release: http://www.hdmi.org/press/press_release.aspx?prid=144

By | September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments