Allion Labs/ Tina Yu
the HDMI Forum has released the Compliance Test Specification (CTS) version 2.1c
for Sinks. One of the highlights of HDMI 2.1 is Fixed Rate Link (FRL), which is
the signaling technology used to transmit HDMI 2.1 data and enable 8K
7 Things to Know about FRL
Allion Labs / Tina Yu
8K TV has been a trending topic ever since Japan announced 8K broadcast plans for Tokyo 2020 Olympics. At CES 2020, TV manufacturers such as SONY, Sharp, LG, Samsung, and TCL all showed off their own 8K models. According to IHS Markit report, 8K TV shipments were less than 20,000 units in 2018, but the shipments would reach 430,000 units in 2019. By 2020, it is estimated to approach 2 million units. The statistics show that 8K TV can be one of the most profitable businesses in the foreseeable future.
With the rapid development of the IT industry, transfer quality, speed and application diversity have initiated a continued drive towards the development of faster transfer speeds. In order to enhance signal transfer encoding speed and shorten user waiting sessions. 1. Lowering package precision. 2. Providing full duplex transfer modes are both plausible ways to tackle the issue. In order to reach this goal, all individual components must be able to minimize signal decay, distortion and resistance towards interference.
Hence, the connector which acts as a bridge would also require an upgrade, due to the increasing role it plays in transmission quality and speed. The flow chart below shows the evolution of USB transmission speed from USB 1.0 to USB 3.1 Gen 2. Another important point to mention is the transmission mode which upgraded from half-duplex to full duplex.
How do consumers choose a TV when there are so many sizes and options available? Since TV makers must compete for the attention of customers within retail stores, they usually adjust default settings to display vivid colors. TV makers also apply color-tuning settings that reflect their brand image.
As a next-generation digital video technology, Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) is gradually supplanting HD video across the consumer electronics (CE) landscape. In our homes, at work, and on the go, UHD is now available in a wide range of products, including televisions, computer monitors, video cameras, and mobile devices. Content producers, video service providers, hardware manufacturers, and retailers are all promoting the transition to UHD. For content producers and service providers, UHD presents an opportunity to bring cinematic quality experiences to smaller screens. For hardware manufacturers and retailers, UHD can attract new customers and thereby accelerate sales. A leading expert noted that, “There is considerable industry interest in the potential for (UHD) to speed up the next replacement cycle among CE shoppers”. Now that UHD products have passed the early-adopter stage and reached mass-market price points, UHD products are primed for rapid growth in 2016 and beyond.
 Parks Associates Whitepaper. “4K | A New Era in Video Content”