The Tributaries UHDT Titan line of HDMI cables is available now in 6m and 8m passive cables and active cables from 12m, 15m, 20m, and 25m. As more video content with HDR, Deep Color, Wide Color Gamut (WCG), and 60fps becomes available, the requirement for 18Gbps HDMI cables, especially cables longer than of 4m (13ft), capable of fulfilling the promise of HDMI v2.0 becomes critical. Tributaries UHDT Titan Series will fulfill that promise, according to the company.
The Titan series is Tributaries’ most advanced line of HDMI cables. The engineering encompasses two new patented developments in HDMI signal transfer, an advanced metallurgy that enables longer lengths of passive cables, and active electronics equipped with a DDC accelerator and three discrete internal power supplies.
The development of a passive HDMI cable that can transport 18Gbps up to 26 feet is a result, in part, of the application of advanced metallurgical engineering. This new copper formulation has high-frequency conduction characteristics that Tributaries says is far beyond standard OFC copper. As an HDMI signal operates at very high frequencies, it will travel on the surface of a conductor with very little depth of penetration. This phenomenon is known as "Skin Effect." Titan's high-conductivity copper results in lower losses than with standard OFC copper. This design has provided a method of extending the length of an 18G Passive HDMI cable from a previous longest length of 4 meters to more than doubling that to the new longest length of 8 meters, and possibly 10 meters or 33 feet.
Tributaries active UHDT cables are empowered by a patented Titan Digital module embedded in the display-end connector. This module is designed to function under HDMI 2.1 with four discrete channels each capable of 12Gbps (an aggregate of 48Gbps). Powered by an USB cable, Titan delivers three discrete voltages that work independently of the HDMI source's 5V supply preventing voltage variations from the source. Titan is also engineered with an 18Gbps DDC accelerator designed for cables longer than 10 meters. Tributaries UHDT Titan cables will provide guaranteed stable 18Gbps performance from 12 meters to 25 meters.
Tributaries adapted the name “Titan” from the patented active module of the same name. "Titan" defined as "... any person or thing of great size or power.” Tributaries UHDT cables are certified by DPL Labs and ISF for 18Gbps performance, and Tributaries tests every cable before it is shipped.