Connector key to consumer BOM

Ideal for purchasers working on consumer electronics applications, Avnet Time can now supply high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) connectors and cable assemblies from Molex. Designed to provide an uncompressed digital link between consumer electronics equipment and audio/video monitors, HDMI can carry up to 5Gbps of combined video and audio in a single cable. Avnet claims it can eliminate the cost, complexity and confusion of using multiple cables to connect current A/V systems.

To conform with consumer requirements, a black-colour cable assembly is offered in standard lengths of two, three and five metres and the connector is designed to sit flush within the unit like other consumer I/O components. It has springs on the side and bottom for grounding and mating retention, plus a friction lock design that blends well with home entertainment equipment. The 0.50mm pitch SMT connectors are ESD shielded, gold plated for reliability and are 100 per cent lead-free.