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What is Active Cable?

Active cables are used for data transmission, characterized by the use of silicon chips to improve their performance. Cables without silicon chips installed are considered passive cables or non active cables, with a tendency to lose data during transmission.


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The increased efficiency of active cables enables them to transmit data over longer distances faster and more comprehensively than passive cables. These cables are mainly used in consumer electronics products such as video game consoles, high-definition televisions (HDTVs), digital cameras and recorders, and computer network applications. These connections provide power to the active cable through special pins in the connector, thereby realizing the use of the active cable.


By adding semiconductor chips to make the cable active, the quality of transmitted data is improved. Equalization technology is used as a method of filtering and amplifying signals as they are transmitted from a connector. Typically, semiconductor chips are used at both ends of the cable, with one chip amplifying the transmitted signal, and the second chip improving the quality of the signal before it reaches its final destination.


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Using active cables has many advantages over passive cables. Cables with active components can transmit data over longer distances without losing signal quality. Compared to passive cables, cables are lighter, thinner, and more flexible. In addition to improving signal quality and reducing floor space, active cables can reduce power consumption and energy costs because signal processing is done inside the cable rather than through the host system.


New developments in technology are leading to the trend of smaller and faster consumer electronics devices, increasing the demand for active cables, which are ideal cabling solutions for many consumer electronics products because of their faster data transmission speeds and longer lengths.


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Enterprise storage and network applications heavily rely on the use of active cables. Many enterprise organizations have limited space for network devices, and because active cables have longer lengths and greater flexibility, they allow for better cable routing. The use of active cables has been growing significantly and now accounts for more than 50% of interconnect cable solutions, rather than copper or optical cables.

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