CA-CDPC USB Type-C to DisplayPort™ Cable
Searching around for cables to connect your USB-C™ laptop to a display monitor is a thing of the past owing to Cadyce’s USB Type-C to DisplayPort™ cable. The cable is reversible, making it easy to plug into any device with USB-C™ port. It has a USB Type-C input and DisplayPort™ output, both of which are becoming increasingly popular in the latest devices. The cable has been designed to be Thunderbolt™ 3 port compatible whose high data rates allow you to stream videos at 5k resolution at the rate of 60 Hz. It supports both audio and video transmission.
Why is the cable USB Type-C to DisplayPort™ Cable important?
With many leading computer vendors and display screen manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Lenovo announcing that they will start eliminating the outdated interfaces like VGA, DVI and replacing them with DisplayPort™ interface, it becomes imperative that you possess a cable that can connect a DisplayPort™ monitor to your laptop, computer, or mobile. Also, with most mobiles (both Android and iOS) and laptops nowadays using the USB-C™ devices, the CA-CDPC cable serves as a connector in between any two latest devices.
Though the DisplayPort™ interface allows the simultaneous streaming of video and audio, some cables do not support audio transmission. This is not the case with CA-CDPC cable. It allows high-quality audio transmission so that you can have a wholesome video streaming experience which is nothing other than the best.
The CA-CDPC cable supports Thunderbolt™ 3 ports which offer high data transmission rates due to the usage of an increased number of lanes (explained in the What is DisplayPort™ interface? Section). Hence the cable allows its user to stream high-resolution video from his device to a DisplayPort™ monitor. A resolution as high as 5k at the rate of 60 Hz can be streamed using the CA-CDPC cable.
The CA-CDPC cable can support different transmission modes with varied per lane data rates. It supports HBR2 with a per lane data rate of 5.62 Gbps, HBR with a per lane data rate of 2.7 Gbps and RBR with a per lane data rate of 1.62 Gbps.
What is USB 3.1 Type-C?
USB Type-C is a standard for charging a device or transmitting data from one device to another. This standard, nowadays, is being widely used in laptops, mobiles, and chargers and has the potential of becoming ubiquitous soon. The USB Type-C is closely linked with other latest USB standards like USB 3.1 which offers greater transmission speed.
Advantages of the USB Type-C standard
The USB Type-C standard has numerous advantages over the existing USB standards which have led to the boom in its popularity in recent years. Some of the notable ones have been discussed below.
Earlier, there used to be cables of varying sizes for connecting devices of different sizes. The cables had connectors that were large and often proved to be inconvenient to carry around. With the introduction of the Type-C standard, one needs only a single cable to connect a multitude of devices for a plethora of purposes ranging from data transmission to charging. The Type-C ports are much more portable owing to their remarkable small size.
The USB Type-C connector is reversible and supports a variety of interfaces like HDMI, DisplayPort™, and DVI. This allows a single port to be used to connect to devices using any interface.
Though the physical USB Type-C port is not backward in its compatibility, its underlying USB standard is. Hence, even though the old USB devices cannot be plugged into modern Type-C ports nor can the vice-versa happen, you do not have to throw away your old devices or peripherals. You just need a physical adapter with a USB Type-C connector on one end and a traditional USB port on the other as the USB 3.1 is still backward-compatible with older versions of USB. On using the adapter, your old devices can be readily plugged into the USB Type-C port.
What is the DisplayPort™ Interface?
The DisplayPort™ interface is the latest digital display interface that allows computers and mobile phones to be connected to display monitors or TV screens for streaming high-resolution video and audio.
This interface was developed by an association of several electronic device manufacturers. Some of the notable companies which were a part of the consortium are Phillips, Sony, and Lattice. The digital display interface, designed to replace the traditional ones such as VGA, DVI, FPD-Link, has been standardized by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). This interface is also downward compatible with interfaces such as HDMI or DVI by using suitable adapters.
Since the unveiling of its first version, DisplayPort 1.0, in 2006, the interface has experienced frequent modifications which have led to several versions being launched. Each version brought something new to the table, ranging from increased data transmission rates to improving the display resolution.
In a DisplayPort™ interface, video and audio are transmitted via the main link. The main link comprises of some concurrently operating “lanes”. Lanes are one-directional serial data channels. Though the standard DisplayPort™ system uses four lanes for transmission, more advanced applications of the interface like Thunderbolt™ 3 uses 8 lanes allowing a higher data transmission rate.
Normally, each lane in a standard DisplayPort™ connection has a set of twisted pair cables that uses differential signalling to transmit data across the channel. No clock channel is necessary as it is a self-clocking system. The DisplayPort™ interface works on only a few specific speeds, unlike the HDMI or DVI interface which vary their speed according to the specific requirement of the video format that is being transmitted.
Advantages of using devices with DisplayPort™ Interface
DisplayPort™ is the first-of-its-kind display interface that transmits packets of data, a data transmission strategy used in Ethernet and USB. This mode of data transmission allows higher resolution with the use of fewer pins. The packetized data transmission system also allows improvements to be made in the interface without significant physical changes being made. Another fact working in favor of the DisplayPort™ interface is that it allows the transmission of high-quality video and audio simultaneously over the same cable.
One of the major advantages of using the DisplayPort™ interface is its feature called Multi-Stream Transport (MST). Multi-stream transport allows operating multiple displays simultaneously by daisy-chaining compatible monitors over DisplayPort™ or by connecting a device known as DisplayPort™ MST splitter to the single DisplayPort™ output of the device. The MST feature makes DisplayPort™ a favourite amongst those users who are looking to use multiple monitors simultaneously.
DisplayPort™ interfaces are also preferred by gamers as there is no screen-tearing in this interface.
Specifications and features of the USB Type-C to DisplayPort™ cable
The CA-CDPC cable offers some stand-out features at a justified price of 3,999 INR.
It has a standard USB 3.1 Type-C input and DisplayPort™ output and supports resolution up to 5k at the rate of 60Hz by DisplayPort™ 1.1 or 1.2 in SST mode. The cable has a USB 3.1 Generation 1 data transfer speed of 5 Gbps with flexible USB Type-C switching support for USB 5G and DisplayPort 1.2 Alternate mode.
Some other specifications of the product are listed below.
· The cable has a length of 1.5 meters.
· The cable is USB Bus powered.
· The product has CE and FCC certifications.
· The operating temperature of the cable is 0 degrees Celsius to 45 degrees Celsius.
Products frequently bought together with the CA-CDPC USB Type-C to DisplayPort™ cable
As mentioned earlier, the DisplayPort™ interface is backward compatible with the HDMI interface by the use of suitable adapters. As the HDMI interface’s popularity and usage are also growing hand in hand with that of the DisplayPort™ interface, a DisplayPort™ to HDMI adapter can come in handy.
Cadyce’s DisplayPort™ to HDMI adapter with audio support facilitates the connection between any HDMI monitor or projector with a computer or laptop with DisplayPort™ interface. The adapter also allows the simultaneous transmission of audio so that you can get the best quality video streaming experience. Priced at a modest 1,925 INR, this adapter is a must-have item for anyone who has to deal with video streaming over a variety of interfaces. This device equips you with the technological support required to connect devices of varying interfaces and puts an end to the worry of device compatibility.
Customers and Cadyce
Cadyce aims at making the lives of their customers easy by providing them with gadgets that are very much relevant in their day-to-day lives. Cadyce’s wireless chargers, adapters, and networking devices enjoy overwhelming popularity amongst the users owing to their superior quality and innovative uses. Cadyce’s constant drive to come up with innovative gadgets combined with its quality reassurance and product affordability makes it a one-stop-shop for connectivity and tech solutions.
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