About Anode Cathode
We are a boutique distributor focusing on the supply and support of HDBaseT related components, including the Valens chipset, Magnetics, Connectors and ESD components. We can also supply you with design services to accelerate your design. Or part optimisaton to reduce your BoM costs
We are the official UK and Northern Europe representative and distributor for Valens Semiconductor Components. We can also support small quantity fullfillment requests globally
Magnetics and Connectors
We are the official UK and Europe distributor for Apps Electronics providing approved HDBaseT Magnetics, PoE Flyback transformers and Cat6 rated connectors designed to work with Valens chipsets.
We are able to provide custom design work for HDBaseT solutions from simple design validation through to PCB layout, or even full OEM design and manufacturing services.
Pushing the Boundaries of Wired Connectivity. Everywhere.
Valens is a leading provider of semiconductor products, renowned for its superior PHY, enabling resilient high-speed connectivity over simple & low-cost infrastructure as well as the inventors of HDBaseT Technology, the leading standard in the Audio-Video market, and an innovative automotive supplier of in-vehicle connectivity solutions.
The Valens Stello family (VS3XXX) offers the first and only ASIC that enables the long-distance transmission of uncompressed 4K@60Hz 4:4:4.
It enables transmission of HDMI 2.0 (18Gbps) based on Spec 3.0 HDBaseT technology, convergence of audio & video, 1Gb Ethernet, USB 2.0, controls and power, with near-zero latency, over a category cable.
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- Audio & Video, 1Gb Ethernet, USB 2.0, controls & power
- Uncompressed HDMI 2.0 4K@60 4:4:4 for up to 100m/328ft
- Port Duality – configurable to Tx or Rx device
- On-chip HDCP engines and audio extract & insert capabilities
Valens Colligo is the second generation of HDBaseT chipsets (Spec 2.0), supporting the transmission of ultra-HD video & audio, Ethernet, controls, USB 2.0, and power, over either a LAN cable or fiber cable, with near-zero latency. The family enables point-to-point, daisy-chaining, and multistreaming.
The introduction of long-distance USB transmission supports a myriad of interactive applications.
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- Audio & video, Ethernet, USB 2.0, controls & power
- 4K@60 4:2:0/4K@30 4:4:4 for up to 100m/328ft
- 4K@60 4:4:4 with DSC visually lossless compression
- Long-reach mode for up to 150m/490ft (1080p)
- Support for LVDS
Valens’ first chipsets revolutionized the AV market by enabling transmission of uncompressed ultra-high-definition video, audio, control and power, with near-zero latency, over a single LAN cable, according to the HDBaseT Alliance’s Spec 1.0.
Your reliable HDBaseT ancillary part supplier
Hong Kong based, Apps Electronics is a leading manufacturer of Connectors, Magnetics and Flyback Transformers ideally suited to HDBaseT applications. All parts offered by Anode Cathode from Apps Electronics are specifically designed and validated to work with Valens Semiconductor chipsets to provide class leading performance
APPS Electronics offers a wide range of 10/100/1000Base-TX RJ45 (8P8C) connectors with integrated magnetics, for high-performance with excellent EMI suppression.
The latest range of RJ45 (CAT6A-rated) blue connectors have been specifically designed for HDBaseT 3.0 technology supporting 18Gbps transmissions, offering guaranteed compliance and reliability.
- RoHS Compliant
- Meets IEEE 802.3 standard
- Blue Shell for HDBaseT applications available
- Orange/Green LED for correct status indication (for HDBaseT applications)
- Mid mount, Surface mount and Throughhole variants
- Integrated or discrete magnetics
Bespoke magnetics designed for the most demanding HDBaseT applications, Apps Electronics is capable of designing magnetics to suit many applications, including standard 10/100, 1000 and single and multi channel.
The following Magentics have been approved by Valens for their chipsets.
- MDL, Single HDBT, 1:1, 10G 2 Channels with PoE Capability
- PoE(W): 15W
- Valens Phy Support: VA6000
APPS Electronics has a broad selection of high-frequency power transformers for various voltage conversion applications. The Flyback transformer range has been purposely designed for HDBaseT (PoH) applications.
APPS Electronics can create customised PoE/PoH flyback power transformer parts, including cost-effective replacements to existing components on your application. We strongly encourage any enquiries.
- Working frequency exceeding 10KHz
- Low-loss, low-noise and high-efficiency
- Suitable for HDBaseT applications
- Available in a variety of packaging options