Spectra7 and Elka Achieve Production Status with JVCKENWOOD in Automotive Application

14 September 2022

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.  a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for data centers, 5G infrastructure, virtual and augmented reality, and other connectivity markets, and Elka International (ELKA), today announced that they are now in production with JVCKENWOOD, a Tier 1 Japan based automotive supplier with an in-vehicle entertainment system active cable harness that includes an embedded HDMI IC from Spectra7.

Spectra7's HDMI redriver IC allows Elka to create a long, thin, low power and light weight interconnect solution for connecting rear seat displays to the entertainment center in the vehicle. By using Spectra7's IC, the cable gauge (AWG) and conductor weight is reduced nearly 10x compared to a passive cable solution. The solution supports HDMI resolutions up to 1080p at 60Hz.

"Spectra7 has created an innovative and compelling solution to address the challenge of routing high speed video over thin conductors throughout a vehicle," said Roy Ting, President at Elka. "We are seeing significant business with JVCKENWOOD and are now promoting the solution to others in the automotive market."

"We are extremely proud to be working with ELKA to broaden access to our ACC solutions for the automotive market," said Spectra7 CMO John Mitchell. "Elka is a well-known manufacturer high quality cable assemblies for the international market."

Established in 1974, Elka International Ltd. is one of the world's leading cable manufacturers specializing in audio, video, communication and electronic cable assembly and wire harnesses for automotive, medical and industrial equipment. In this highly competitive industry, ELKA has made its name through strong engineering support, customer-oriented services, and high performance products.

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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in data centers, virtual and augmented reality, and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with a design center in Cork, Ireland and technical support location in Dongguan, China. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com. 

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Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
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