C2G releases whitepaper to address HDMI extension issues

C2G has released a new whitepaper that gives integrators an in-depth look at the challenges of extending HDMI connectivity beyond its 15-metre passive connectivity limitation.

Written by Legrand’s AV technology evangelist, Joseph D. Cornwall, CTS-D/I, “Ghost in the HDMI Machine” dives into why this high-bandwidth connection is sensitive to various issues arising from manufacturing decisions and installation environmental conditions and how integrators can ensure dependable operation of client’s media solutions.

Commenting on the issue, Cornwall said: “HDMI is both the single most significant connection – and challenge – of 21st century AV design. While we’ve certainly come a long way since the inception of this technology, there are still times when a well-done installation mysteriously runs aground. At that moment, it’s often difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem. That may lead to some intensive hours spent troubleshooting and ordering equipment.

“This whitepaper is the result of our intensive research and analysis and exposes what lies at the heart of many HDMI extension problems – proper application of power. Our goal is to help integrators anticipate, avoid, and address HDMI issues efficiently and effectively.”

Highlighting many issues, the whitepaper illuminates the potential and reasons for HDMI failure because of voltage starvation. It will also look at the role the I2C HDMI transport protocol, chipsets of active copper and active optical cables, and more, play in payload complexities.

The whitepaper will also feature a power supply analysis of tested sources as well as solutions for mitigating HDMI extension link issues today.

The Ghost in the HDMI Machine whitepaper is available to download now.