Jessica Hopkins


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What are the differences between DisplayPort vs HDMI?

Display Port vs. HDMIOriginal photo by Csaba Nagy

HDMI and DisplayPort are the two recognized standards for transmitting video and audio data over a single cable. Throughout the years, these two standards have evolved greatly with each new specification, each providing enhanced performance and capabilities, including major increases in bandwidth, speed, and ot...

The New USB4 Spec: Faster Speeds, Optimized Video Transfer, and Thunderbolt 3 Compatibility

USB4 Connector Original photo: Tony Webster

There has been a lot of buzz with USB lately – with all the new specifications being released and even the rebranding of the latest USB 3.x specifications, it seems there are new USB updates coming out left and right. Now, USB-IF has introduced an even newer specification to add to the mix: USB4.

What are USB...

Behind the Scenes of Video Game Consoles: Embedded Systems

Video Console

Original Photo by Stas Knop

Video gaming has come a long way from its humble beginnings. From what was a rudimentary system with simple graphics and joystick controllers quickly became much more evolved, and now, the video games we know of today are extraordinarily advanced.

Embedded Components of a Video Game Console

Video game consol...

Quality Testing Beyond HDMI Cable Certification

HDMI, or High Definition Multimedia Interface, was first conceptualized as a medium for transferring high definition video and audio signals over a single cable. Over the years, this interface has become widely adopted and now dozens of cable manufacturers and electronics companies develop their own versions of HDMI products that are sold to m...

HDMI 2.0 vs HDMI 2.1 – the Key Differences and More on the New HDMI Spec

The quality of video on our devices has been increasingly significant as our uses for video have become much more embedded within our day-to-day lives for entertainment purposes, gaming, and broadcasting. With many of our devices incorporating video display capabilities, the improvement for video and audio transfer between them has never b...

White-Hat Hacker Develops Proof-of-Concept Malicious Lightning Cable

Lightning cables, intended for use with iPhone, iPad, and iPod, are some of the most widely used cables by consumers. We see an abundance of Lightning cables available anywhere from online retailers to brick and mortar shops. With Lightning cables in high demand, there are several cable manufactures that produce and sell such cables to cons...