Fischer Connectors’ Versatile, Miniature UHD Audio/Video Connectivity Solutions Allow for 18 Gbit/s Data Transfer Speed


Saint-Prex, Switzerland: Fischer Connectors has released new high-speed connectors and cable assemblies for Ultra High Definition (UHD) audio/video data transfer at 18 Gbit/s in demanding environments, matching the performance speed of HDMI 2.0. The new UHD audio/video connectivity solutions from the Fischer Core and Fischer MiniMax™ Series offer 18 Gbit/s data transfer speeds for demanding applications in the medical, scientific, industrial, instrumentation, test & measurement, and defence sectors.

Photo Caption: Above: Fischer Core Series in size 104, 20 pins. Below: Fischer MiniMax™ in size 08, 19 pins. (Photo © Conextivity Group 2023)


“The speed of our audio/video connectivity solutions, 18 Gbit/s, is equivalent to the HDMI 2.0 standard widely used in 4K cinema projectors and Ultra High Definition home TVs,” explains Stéphane Antonetti, Product

Data Expert at Fischer Connectors. “Because Fischer Connectors’ circular connectors are rugged by design, they combine the best of both worlds, providing design engineers with a versatile portfolio of high-speed,

high-performance connectivity solutions for a wide range of harsh-environment applications.”

Fischer Connectors’ new UHD solutions are available in the flagship Fischer MiniMax™ and Fischer Core product lines with 10’000 mating cycles, 360° EMI protection, different sealing performances from IP68 to

hermeticity and sterilisation capacities, as well as three locking mechanisms (push-pull, screw, quick release). Fischer MiniMax™ UHD connectors available in ‘size 08’ (12.9 mm diameter plug) have a miniature,

lightweight, compact, high-density layout with 19 contacts, ensuring high-quality data transmission for digital signals in demanding applications such as aerial imaging, especially in military operations for drones

equipped with high-resolution cameras. UHD audio/video connectivity is also needed in scientific, industrial, instrumentation, test and measurement and medical applications with 4K camera devices, where Fischer Core connectors are widely used, e.g., in size 104 with 20 contacts.

A dedicated, custom cable has been developed for both Fischer Core and Fischer MiniMax™ UHD audio/video connectors, which are also available pre-cabled as plug-and-play solutions.

Fischer Connectors, part of Conextivity Group produces solutions for ecosystems requiring local transfer and management of data, signals and power. Its electronic solutions, connectors and cable assemblies are trusted globally for their reliability, durability and precision in demanding environments such as the medical, defence and security, instrumentation, robotics and industrial sectors.

Conextivity Group is a global technology group offering high-performance connectivity solutions that manage power and data flows seamlessly from sensors and devices to the cloud and AI, enabling the emergence of new transverse and scalable ecosystems. With Group R&D centre located in Switzerland and supported by regional hubs, and six manufacturing sites, the Swiss-headquartered group is a full-service connectivity partner comprising two business activities: Fischer Connectors and Wearin’. Wearin’ creates IoT wearable solutions that enhance safety and efficiency by improving situational awareness and coordination of connected humans including lone workers, firefighters and first responders.