A Complete Guide to OCCCable Cable Types
The monitor cable types used to connect displays to desktop and laptop PCs have changed dramatically over the years. There have been improvements in bandwidth and reductions in latency, and hosts of new features introduced. Where older cables could only transmit low-resolution analog video, more modern cables can transmit digital video and audio. Some can even handle power as well, while others let you do advanced daisy-chaining of multiple monitors on a single string of cables.
Whether you’re looking to buy a new display with a particular connector, or want to identify ones on an older screen, here’s a complete guide to monitor cable types and what they can do.
What Are The Different Monitor Cable Types?
The most common monitor cable types you’ll come across are:
HDMI – A mainstream audio and video transmission cable that’s been predominantly used on consumer TVs and monitors, games consoles,
DVD and Blu-Ray players for well over a decade. In some rare cases it’s available in mini form
DisplayPort – Another audio and video transmission cable that is more commonly found on desktop monitors. DisplayPort cables have traditionally offered greater bandwidth
than HDMI, though that’s not always the case. You’ll also find the Mini DisplayPort cable type, which is a miniature version of the full-size port commonly found on laptops
VGA – An older analog standard of video-only cable that gained prominence in the early ‘90s.
Since superseded by DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort, it’s only typically found on older monitors
DVI – A video only cable type that is typically found on older monitors, desktop graphics cards, and laptops.
Commonly found in DVI-D and DVI-I formats, it was also available as Mini-DVI and Micro-DVI for a time
USB-C – The most versatile monitor cable type, USB-C can transmit audio, video, and data simultaneously, thanks to its support of the DisplayPort Alt Mode protocol.
USB-C monitors can, in some cases, also transmit power to connected laptops, while portable USB-C monitors can be powered entirely by a single USB-C from the host device
Lightning connector, also known as Lightning connector, is a special connector specification made by Apple. It first appeared in the launch conference of iPhone5 in 2012, that is,
since iPhone5, all the new iphones and ipads have been equipped with this Lightning data interface.
In other words, Apple's Lightning data port, which is similar to the USB-C port familiar to Android users, has been around since the iPhone5. On the other hand,
USB Type-C ports that support positive and negative plug on Android phones were basically introduced in 2014 and became popular in 2015
Usb-a is A traditional USB host port design that is the USB port on the computer motherboard and is one of the most recognizable devices. USB, short for
UniversalSerialBus(UniversalSerialBus), is an external bus standard used to regulate the connection and communication between computers and external devices.
It is an interface technology used in the PC field.
UniversalSerialBus (USB) is a new and gradually replacing other interface standards for data communication. It was created in 1995 by a consortium of computer and telecommunications
companies including Intel Compaq, Digital, IBM, Microsoft, NEC and Telecom and has since become an industry standard.
Audio cable, or audio cable, used to transmit electroacoustic signals or data. Broadly speaking, there are electrical signals and optical signals.
It consists of two parts: audio cable is usually double-core shielded cable, and common connectors include RCA(commonly known as lotus head),
XLR(commonly known as Lennon head) and TRS JACKS(commonly known as insert pen head).
Audio optical signal cables are divided into two categories: civil and professional. Most of the civilian optical signal cables are made of plastic optical fibers,
and the connector type is TOSLINK or 3.5MM circular connector. The signal format is S/PDIF for civil use.
In professional audio format there is ADAT format. If as a professional audio and television audio interface, the use of communication cable format. Use common
single-mode and multimode optical fibers, and connectors of commercial communication specifications.
RCA commonly known as lotus socket, also known as AV terminal, also known as AV interface, almost all TV, DVD player class products have this interface. It is not designed
specifically for any one interface, but can be used for both audio and regular video signals, and it is also a DVD component (YCrCb) socket, albeit in three. Typically a pair of white audio
ports and yellow video ports, the Rcas are usually connected using the Lotus head (commonly known as the lotus head), which only requires connecting a standard
AV cable with the lotus head to the corresponding port.
HDTV (full name Hign Definition Television) is "high definition television", it uses digital signal transmission, that is, from the collection of TV programs, production to
the transmission of TV programs, as well as to the user terminal reception all realize the digitalization, so HDTV brings us a very high definition. HDTV typically has resolutions
of 1280×720P (" P "for progressive scanning), 1920×1080i (" i" for interspaced scanning) and up to 1920×1080P, compared with 720× 480P for DVD video,
which naturally pales in comparison.
The best connection mode between TV and HDTV is digital DVI access, followed by VGA and component input, S wire and AV wire are not HD but can produce images.
As for sound, it's best to use fiber optics
The coaxial line is a common signal transmission line, and the copper core in the center is to transmit high levels and is covered by insulating materials.
Outside the insulating material is a cylindrical metal thin layer coaxial with the copper core, which transmits low level and plays a shielding role.
To connect to a LAN, a network cable is essential. Common network cables in local area networks include twisted pair cables, coaxial cables, and optical cables.
Twisted pair is a data transmission line composed of many pairs of wires. Its characteristic is cheap, so it is widely used, such as our common telephone line and so on.
It's used to connect to the RJ45 crystal head. It also has STP and UTP, we usually use UTP.