Spectra7’s industry-leading active cable embedded chip reduces weight, gauge, and diameter while carrying the high-speed video and deep color payload called for in the latest HDMI 2.0 specification for Ultra HD 4K displays used in home theater and commercial installations. Spectra7's HT8181 chip drives accelerated commercial availability of the market’s first ultra-slim HDMI 2.0 home entertainment systems. The chip enables high-speed interconnects capable of reaching up to 75 feet or reducing cross-sectional area by up to 75% on short reaches over traditional passive cables. These new 18Gbps products expand on Spectra7’s HomeTheater brand products already used in several of the most popular cable brands sold worldwide.

Spectra7’s HT8181 chip delivers critical functionality featuring patented high-speed, active signal processing and power delivery technology, enabling thin cables and compact connectors capable of delivering speeds up to 18Gbps and video resolutions up to 4K60 — key performance attributes of HDMI 2.0 — with no external power required.