What is HDMI connector?

HDMI is a audio or video interface.Use to transfer video data , digital audio data from an HDMI-compliant source device.

For example,a display controller to a computer monitor.

HDMI implements the EIA/CEA-861 standards, which define video formats and waveforms, transport of compressed, uncompressed, and LPCM audio, auxiliary data, and implementations of the VESA EDID. CEA-861 signals carried by HDMI are electrically compatible with the CEA-861 signals used by the digital visual interface (DVI). No signal conversion is necessary, nor is there a loss of video quality when a DVI-to-HDMI adapter is used. The CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) capability allows HDMI devices to control each other when necessary and allows the user to operate multiple devices with one remote control handset.

HDMI have several versions.

HDMI 1.0    165MHZ  4.95Gbps    
HDMI 1.1    165MHZ  4.95Gbps   
HDMI 1.2    165MHZ  4.95Gbps  
HDMI 1.2a   165MHZ  4.95Gbps 
HDMI 1.3    340MHZ  10.2Gbps  
HDMI 1.4    340MHZ  10.2Gbps  

HDMI have five kinds,respectively are Type A,Type B,Type C,Type D,Type E.

HDMI uses the Consumer Electronics Association/Electronic Industries Alliance 861 standards. HDMI 1.0 to HDMI 1.2a uses the EIA/CEA-861-B video standard, HDMI 1.3 uses the CEA-861-D video standard, and HDMI 1.4 uses the CEA-861-E video standard. The CEA-861-E document defines "video formats and waveforms; colorimetry and quantization; transport of compressed and uncompressed, as well as Linear Pulse Code Modulation (LPCM), audio; carriage of auxiliary data; and implementations of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Enhanced Extended Display Identification Data Standard (E-EDID)". On July 15, 2013, the CEA announced the publication of CEA-861-F which is a standard that can be used by interfaces such as DVI, HDMI, and LVDS.[45] CEA-861-F adds the ability to transmit several Ultra HD video formats and additional color spaces.


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What is HDMI connector?