A brief introduction to the USB Type C to HDMI cable

"The use of USB Type-C connectors in the wireless, CE and PC markets will grow rapidly in the next few years, and it is estimated that in 2019 alone, the shipment of Type-C devices will exceed 2 billion units. USB Type-C The connector's HDMI pass-through mode is of great interest to the CE market, where HDMI has long been dominant in many applications, especially televisions.


With 100% of HD and 4K TVs currently equipped with HDMI connectivity, the growth rate of global shipments of HDMI-capable flat-screen TVs, and shipments of 4K TVs are also growing Will grow to 96 million units, an annual growth rate of 719%. HDMI-capable devices include:

n   flat screen tv

n   DVD and Blu-ray players/recorders

n   projector

n   AV receiver

n   streaming stick

n   desktop computer

n   laptop

n   Tablet PC/Media Tablet

n   smart phone

n   computer LCD monitor

n   video game console

n   set top box

n   Digital Camera/Digital Camcorder/Wearable Digital Devices

n   Split Adapter/Docking Station

 HDMI interface


Since 2015, the Type-C interface has gradually spread throughout the electronics market, and more and more PCs, notebooks, tablets, and mobile devices plan to adopt this interface design. Although Type-C is highly sought after, it also leads to a series of troubles in the application process of users, such as too few and too simple computer interfaces, which cannot be connected to large-screen devices such as office projection monitors, or the type-c interface cannot be directly plugged into USB Equipment and other problems, all kinds of flaws. HDMI Transition Mode for USB Type-C connectivity was introduced in September 2016, enabling devices with USB Type-C connectors to connect directly to HDMI-capable displays. Use a simple USB Type-C to HDMI cable, no adapters or converters required.

Type-C interface


Features of USB Type C to HDMI Cable:

n   Supports all features of HDMI 1.4b

n   Up to 4K resolution

n   Audio Return Channel (ARC)

n   surround sound

n   3D (4K and HD)

n   HDMI Ethernet Channel

n   Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)

n   dark, xv-color and content-type

n   High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP 1.4 and HDCP 2.2)

n   Meets all necessary requirements of the USB Type-C Relay Mode specification

n   Automatically detects HDMI Transition Mode source devices and HDMI-capable displays

n   No adapters required for connecting HDMI source devices to HDMI display devices



USB Type-C is one of many types of consumer electronics that require a single solution for audio, video, data and power," The connector of choice for products. Using USB Type-C to easily connect devices to the huge base of HDMI-capable TVs is a huge benefit to consumers.


The main advantages of USB Type-C to HDMI cable transfer mode

Other pass-through models require the use of numerous adapters, converters and docking stations. Type C to HDMI cable transfer mode does not require an adapter.


Adapter, dock connection method


Type C to HDMI cable connection


In this way, the HDMI source device can directly use the USB Type-C connector to output the video source and put it on the large screen for viewing. Plug and play, simple and convenient, consumers hardly need to know too many product functions to use.