Simplifying USB Extension

Valens expands the possibilities in the audiovisual sector by enabling unprecedented extension of USB 2.0, in addition to Ethernet, audio and control interfaces for up to 100m over a single twisted pair.
Valens’ VA6000 chipset is a flexible solution that enables the convergence and extension of multiple interfaces, and addresses multiple applications:
• USB 2.0, 100Mbps Ethernet, I2S, I2C and UART for up to 100m
• USB 2.0 and 1G Ethernet, I2S, I2C and UART for shorter distances
The VA6000 is a more cost-effective and compact (13x13mm) device for many USB-focused applications (such as USB cameras and USB audio products). It is an optimized solution for conference rooms applications and interactive touch kiosks. The VA6000 is also well suited for IP/Ethernet-focused applications, such as video walls, video-on-demand systems, and more. Since the VA6000 utilizes only one single pair out of the four available pairs in a Category cable, it enables vendors the simplicity and flexibility to use the remaining pairs to deliver necessary power or other controls over the same cable.

Key Specifications:
• Unprecedented extension of USB 2.0 for up to 100m over standard Cat 6a cable, while utilizing only a single unshielded twisted pair, with RJ45/RJ11 or customized connector
• Convergence of USB, Ethernet, audio and control interfaces
• High bandwidth, symmetric channel
• Specifically designed to handle harsh EMI and environmental interferences
• Adaptive equalizer to compensate for cable aging, temperature changes, and physical and environmental impacts
• Point-to-point and daisy-chaining topologies supported for increased flexibility in system design

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Alcom Electronics B.V.

Alcom Electronics

Alcom Electronics is the leading “technical distributor and manufacturers’ representative” for electronic components, embedded modules and industrial computing/communications in Benelux.

Alcom: the ideal partner

Alcom has been the trend-setter in innovative high-tech products since 1980. Alcom is the ideal partner for starting, small and medium sized manufacturers of components, modules and subsystems when they go in search of a new Channel Partner. Alcom works as a true partner alongside its principal and is committed to each manufacturer, often market leaders.

Alcom: the highest level of service

With a highly knowledgeable team of people, Alcom contributes to the success of its customers and improves their time-to-market objectives. Our technical solutions are supported from the concept of a design through to the final production. The chosen product categories are strongly synergistic. Alcom can often provide a complete solution.
Alcom’s product groups and represented lines are directed by a qualified team of product managers and application engineers, in conjunction with account managers to guarantee the highest levels of service to its customers.
In a word, Alcom is a long-term true technology bridge for the world’s most advanced technologies and a spearhead business partner in the served markets.
Alcom is member of two European alliances with the aim to offer European coverage for the majority of its products. This allows our business partners/manufacturers to select the strongest individual demand creating Stocking Representatives by technology and by region for the Eu-market.