TE Connectivity (TE), the Harrisburg, Pa.-based manufacturer of connectivity products, systems and sensors, today announced a line of virtual reality (VR) cable assemblies. According to company officials, the assemblies speed time to market and offer superior performance compared to other solutions in the market.
These cable assemblies let VR vendors, service providers and other clients get products to market faster with a proven platform design that can be easily and quickly modified to address their needs. TE can provide the entire cable assembly and high-speed receptacle, or just the plug modules if the cable is sourced from another supplier. The low-profile receptacle saves valuable printed control board space in the headset, while the use of equalizers within the connectors on the cable assembly extends the reach of thin cable, keeping cable weight low.
TE’s VR cable assemblies are designed specifically for virtual reality applications and are proven to transmit signal without interruption, noted the company. The solution uses an HDMI 1.4 connector and USB 3.0 connector, and offers an optional dc power supply. It supports speeds up to 8 Gbps, and the high-speed I/O receptacle can support even higher data rates (up to 40 Gbps), making future upgrades possible.
“VR startups must get to market quickly with strongly differentiated products. Our standard VR cable assembly allows them to leverage common components to optimize engineering resources, minimize costs and speed time to market,” said Rick Yang, product manager at TE Connectivity. “In addition, these VR startups and developers can rely on TE’s extensive engineering expertise and application knowledge to design custom solutions that help bring their innovative ideas to life.”