How USB Type-C Connector works on HDMI Alt Mode?

The HDMI Alt Mode for USB Type-CTM connector allows HDMI-enabled source devices to utilize a USB Type-C connector to directly connect to HDMI-enabled displays, and deliver HDMI signals and features over a simple cable without the need for protocol and connector adapters or dongles.

This enables two of the most popular solutions for connectivity to come together—the small form factor, reversible, and multi-purpose USB Type-C connector being adopted by smartphones, tablets and PC products, and the HDMI connector, which is the leading display interface with an installed base of billions of displays. Over 355 million HDMI-enabled display devices are expected to ship in 2019, including projectors, monitors, VR headsets and 100 percent of flat panel TVs.

HDMI Alt Mode will support the full range of HDMI 1.4b features such as:

Resolutions up to 4K
Surround sound
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
3D (4K and HD)
HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC)
Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)
Deep Color, x.v.Color, and content types
High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.2)
It’s up to manufacturers to choose which HDMI features they support on their products with USB Type-C.

 


Post time: Jun-29-2020