Cliff adds mini DisplayPort option to FeedThrough connecter range

Connector specialist, Cliff Electronics, has added a Mini Displayport to its range of FeedThrough connectors. Assembled into an industry standard XLR connector panel cut out, the Mini DisplayPort (MiniDP or mDP) is a miniaturised version of the popular DisplayPort audio-visual digital interface

The Mini DisplayPort is commonly fitted to PC and notebook motherboards and AV systems, but differs from earlier Mini-DVI and Micro-DVI models by being able to drive display devices with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) in its DisplayPort 1.1a implementation and 4096 x 2160 (4K) in its DisplayPort 1.2 implementation. With an adapter, the Mini DisplayPort can drive display devices with VGA, DVI, or HDMI interfaces, adds Cliff.

Cliff’s XLR format FeedThrough connectors uses the standard 24mm panel cut out, widely used in audio and broadcast systems and which where its security and reliability is being recognised in instrumentation, medical and industrial applications, making it increasingly popular in these environments.

The Mini DisplayPort is connected on both sides of the control panel using standard cables, to simplify system assembly. It is available with a plastic or metal faceplate, may be front or rear mounted to a panel and offers plain, countersunk or M3 threaded mounting holes.

All of Cliff’s FeedThrough connectors are mounted in the XLR footprint simplifying panel design and manufacture and improving system aesthetics, confirms the company. Cliff can also supply the Mini DisplayPort connectors pre-assembled into rack panels offering systems integrators fast and convenient system assembly.

Cliff’s Feedthrough connectors now provide analogue, digital and optical feed through connectivity in formats that include Firewire, GJ45, HDMI A-A and 50 ohm BNC versions, USB2 A-to-B and B-to-A gender change sockets high speed USB Type-C, USB3 to USB3 in all gender changing configurations – A-A, A-B and B-A. Cliff also offers all popular data and Ethernet connectors including USB 2.0 and 3.0, LC and SC fibre (Duplex & Simplex), UTP and FTP RJ45s in both Cat6 and Cat5e (shielded and unshielded), Toslink, RCA Phono and HDMI and blanking plates.

Cliff Electronics designs, develops and manufactures connectors, leads, test lead sets and accessories for a wide range of markets and to major international OEMs. The UK manufacturer is able to respond quickly to customer’s needs for both standard products and custom designs.

Cliff manufactures audio, optical and power connectors and accessories, general industrial connectors, foot pedals, lighting connectors, terminal posts and connection blocks, motors, fans and assembly aids. Cliff can also provide a wide range of leads including test and instrumentation, audio, instrument and power.

All versions of Cliff’s XLR footprint connectors are in full production and available direct from Cliff and via major Distributors in the UK and Europe.

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