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Inova Semiconductors GmbH is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company was founded in 1999 and specializes in the development of state-of-the-art products for Gigabit/s serial data communication. The products are manufactured at leading factories in Europe and Asia and sold through a widespread worldwide distribution network.

With the introduction of its first product in 2000 - the GigaSTaR link - the company has been focusing on the interconnection between graphic sources and displays. The unique capability of establishing reliable long-distance display links - either through STP copper or fiber optic cable also in harsh environmental conditions - has made the GigaSTaR link technology popular in the industry. On production floors, it connects displays with computers across distances of up to 50 meters, transmitting digital graphics together with the signals of the common Universal Serial Bus (USB).

GigaSTaR enables simple and loss-free signal repetition (repeaters). The technology is also employed in passenger infotainment systems in trains, buses, subways, and other public transportation means. The ability to deliver graphic signals in perfect digital quality from one single source (= video server) to 60 and more TFT displays throughout the train has made GigaSTaR the preferred technology for so called passenger infotainment systems among major train manufacturers and equipment suppliers around the world.

With the launch of the “Digital Display Link (DDL)” in 2003, Inova Semiconductors has added another product to its portfolio that is even more dedicated to display applications. The DDL’s built-in return channel plus extra bi-directional sideband channels provide for applications in which additional signals - like analog/digital audio, RS232, PS/2 or even USB - have to be transmitted in addition to the digital video signal (DVI), e.g. for digital KVM extenders, “digital signage” applications or LED video walls.

Inova is product portfolio consists of Fiber optic cable, serial data communication products.

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