Fibre optics


Links Week Ending 22nd April 2022

by Bob Raikes

Every week we see some articles that don’t really need comment or are just plain interesting. Here are (quite!) a few from the second part of this week. Amazon is quietly developing a ‘new-to-world’ …

Tags:Acer| Amazon| Augmented Reality| Awards| Codecs| Desktop Monitors| Fibre optics| Fitness Trackers| Game Playing| MMD (AOC Philips)| Optics| Outdoor Displays| Samsung| Smartphones| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| TVs (TV Sets)

Plastic optical cable promises cheaper, easy alternative to glass

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The Nikkei reported that a team at Keio University has been able to develop a plastic-based optical fibre that might be usable as an alternative to glass fibres. The group claims …

Tags:Fibre optics| Optics| R&D (Research & Development)| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

LDM Vol 25 Issue 24 Product Roundup

by Bob Raikes

MuxLab of Canada has released an HDMI 2.0 fibre extender system that can support DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution at 60fps at up to 100m distance (330′). The transmitter offers the option of …

Tags:Fibre optics| HDMI| Interface Extenders| Large Display Monitor| OLED TVs| Panasonic| TVs (TV Sets)| Vizio| Vol 25 - Issue 24

VESA Positive on DisplayPort Developments

by Bob Raikes

We met with VESA only a couple of months ago at CES, so there was not a huge amount of news, but there were plenty of discussions! The new version of DisplayStream Compression is …

Tags:Cables| Display Stream (DSC)| DisplayPort| Fibre optics| Interfaces| Mobile Display Monitor| MWC 2018| VESA| Virtual Reality| Vol 25 - Issue 09

LDM Vol 24 Issue 39 Product Round-up

by Bob Raikes

DVIGear has some new DisplayPort 1.4 active optic cables that can support data rates up to 32.4Gbps and are HDCP2.2 compliant for resolutions of 8K (30Hz 4:4:4) up to 50 metres and 4K/60p (4:4:4) …

Tags:Desktop Monitors| DisplayPort| Fibre optics| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Infrared Touch| Interactive Displays| Large Display Monitor| Test Equipment| Vol 24 - Issue 39

DS25 Lattice says 8K is Coming

by Bob Raikes

Marshall Goldberg is from Lattice and was with Silicon Image before it was acquired by Lattice. He tends to work on things that are two to three years out, he said. He explained the …

Tags:Display Summit 2016| Fibre optics| HDMI| Infocomm 2016| Large Display Monitor| MHL| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| superMHL| Vol 23 - Issue 24

8k Progress Made in Japan

by Tom Allen

Two of Japan’s three major mobile carriers have announced successful 8k trials. NTT Docomo, with Nokia, transported real-time 8k video over a 5G network. Video was stored on a server, compressed and transmitted to …

Tags:4k| Fibre optics| Japan| Large Display Monitor| NHK| NTT Docomo| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Transport| Vol 23 - Issue 20

My Etendue Story

by Kenneth Li

Etendue is a familiar word among optical engineers especially projection engine designers. It represents how “spread out” the light from a source is. The unit of measure is simply (sr * m²), the product …

Tags:Fibre optics| Laser Phosphor Projectors| Optics| Projectors| Vol 22 - Issue 47

HDBaseT Needs Better Cables for UltraHD (DS14)

by Bob Raikes

Micha Risling is from the HDBaseT Alliance and also works for Valens, the semiconductor company behind the technology. As had already been said, the big challenge in interfaces is how to extend for longer …

Tags:Display Summit 2015| Fibre optics| HDBaseT| Infocomm 2015| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 26

JVC Shows HDR Displays at NAB 2015

by Chris Chinnock

NAB 2015 was the first place that JVC showed new High Dynamic Range (HDR) monitors it has in development. On display was a 70″ and a 32″, both based on rear projection architectures.

Tags:Fibre optics| KVMs| NAB 2015

Valens Extends Video to 800m

by Tom Allen

Valens and Avago Technologies have collaborated on an HDBaseT fibre-transmission solution that can send HDBaseT video up to 800m. It is based on Valens’ Colligo chipsets and Avago’s AFBR-709HDZ transceivers.

Tags:Chips| Fibre optics| HDBaseT| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 08