SF Cable is here to acquaint you with different computer cables and their features so that you can understand differences between them. Here’s a small guide about computer cables and their features:
VGA- Video Graphics Array
VGA cables are standard cables used to connect computer to the monitor. They have 15 pins arranged in 3 rows with 5 pins in each row. Each row corresponds to 3 types of colours including red, green and blue.
DVI- Digital Visual Interface
Known as Digital Visual Interface, DVI is a successor to VGA technology. DVI can do the following:
- Transmit analog signals
- making it backward compatible with VGA
- Transmit the latest digital signals
- Work with both analog
- digital technology
HDMI- High Definition Multimedia Interface Cables
HDMI cables can send audio and video signals at once and that is what makes them different from VGA and DVI. Since the signals are digital, HDMI cables are compatible only with new devices.
Ethernet cables are used for connecting routers to computers and modems. There are 4 major types of Ethernet cables:
CAT 5: The most basic type of cables which provide with the speed of 10 or 100 Mbps
CAT 5e: CAT5e helps you to transmit data at 1,000 Mbps and is faster and better compared to CAT 5 cables.
CAT 6: It is a latest cable and offers better performance as compared to other two.
CAT 7: Cat-7 cable offers a performance of up to 600MHz. These cables are perfect for a smart home.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) Cables
You can connect all types of peripheral devices including mice, keyboards, headsets, flash drives, adapters etc to a computer through a USB port and accompanying USB cables. Different versions of USB cables available at SF Cable are USB 1.0/1.1, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.