HDBaseT Alliance to Release HDBaseT-USB3 Standard for USB 3.2 Connectivity


The HDBaseT Alliance says it is readying a solution to deal with the long-reach extension of USB 3.2 connectivity. The alliance claims the effort addresses critical industry challenges by providing a professional-grade replacement to existing extension solutions that fall short with respect to cost, power consumption, distance, field termination, stability and support for all USB 3.2 data transfer types.

The alliance says the new HDBaseT-USB3 standard is set to be implemented as an ASIC solution in the near future and will empower AV manufacturers to natively embed long-reach USB 3.2 and power extension into their products, ensuring performance and connectivity for up to 100m/328ft over standard, field-terminated, category cable at a significantly lower power, size and cost. Additionally, the HDBaseT Alliance says it is committed to supporting the adoption of this technology through a comprehensive Certification Program, guaranteeing interoperability of devices irrespective of manufacturer.

USB 3.2 is an interface used commonly in videoconferencing, medical, industrial fields and others that utilize USB-based peripherals that “up until now required costly, inflexible, proprietary external FPGA or fiber-based solutions to extend them,” according to HDBaseT President Effi Goldstein.

The HDBaseT Alliance is gearing up to unveil the first demonstrations leveraging this standard at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe 2024 event in Barcelona, “marking yet another milestone in the world of ProAV connectivity.”