Last year, Sharp released the world's first 8K TV, announcing the arrival of the 8K era. Market analysts believe that 2018 will be the first year of 8K resolution TV screens. 8K TV will bring earth-shaking changes to the entire industry chain. In order to welcome the arrival of the 8K era, the HDMI2.1 standard was formally proposed. The cable and connector industry has long been gearing up, and fiber-optic HDMI is trying to replace traditional cables. So what is the outlook for the HDMI cable market in the 8K era? How can connector companies grasp the opportunity?
With the increasing demand for audio-visual entertainment, the 8K era that can satisfy the human eye's resolution limit has come to us. The sharp increase in resolution means that the amount of data transmission will also increase significantly. The 48 Gbps bandwidth required for 8K is 2.67 times larger than the 18 Gbps bandwidth for 4K. The task of connecting the HDMI cable between the signal source and the display device is also doubled.
The conductivity of the traditionally used HDMI copper wire is basically determined by the number of copper wires. The more copper wires, the better the conductivity. If the total amount and speed of transmission signals increase, the size and weight of the copper wire must also increase, which makes the daily use less convenient.
And the biggest drawback of HDMI copper is that it can't be transmitted over long distances. Therefore, under this technological development and market demand, a lighter, thinner and longer optical HDMI cable has emerged. The use of optical fiber as the HDMI conductive material is far superior to the poor transmission distance of conventional copper or silver-plated wires, and can support ultra-high-definition transmission of up to 100 meters or even 300 meters.
Although the HDMI cable market has different sounds, it is worth noting that the 8K display is coming to us, and the market opportunities in the future are huge, but at the same time it has placed higher demands on domestic connector companies.
First of all, our domestic connector and cable companies should increase the intensity and cost of R&D and strengthen their patent awareness. Secondly, each enterprise should strengthen communication and exchange to jointly study or set standards. Finally, we hope that domestic enterprises can become long-term. Take responsibility.