High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) integrates video and audio into one connector, replacing DVI, which only carries video signaling. The HDMI contains metal shields for better EMI protection and provides low impedance mismatch. The 19 position, surface mount terminated receptacle also comes with the option of a panel-mount flange. The connector is rated for 10,000 mating cycles. FCI's HDMI receptacle is RoHS compliant and uses gold plating in the contact area.
HDMI is the next-generation interface for consumer electronics products such as digital television, DVD players, and set-top boxes. HDMI uses a much smaller, user-friendly connector than the existing DVI connector. The specification was designed to carry up to 5Gpbs uncompressed video and audio in one cable.