PC cables and USB cables are important connection components for computers and peripherals. USB mini and micro cables as well as USB-C cables offer high speed and are compatible with many different devices. VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort monitor cables allow video and audio signals to be transferred from computers to monitors. Power cables are necessary to supply power to computers and monitors. Audio-video cables such as RCA cables and S-video cables are suitable for connecting audio and video sources such as DVD players and TVs. TV aerial cables are specifically designed to receive television signals via cable or satellite connections. Proper cabling ensures reliable transmission of data and signals. Please note our offer for individual cable assembly. Give us a call! We will be happy to advise you!

Interesting facts from the area of PC cables & USB cables


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USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Cable

The USB 2.0 version offers a transmission bandwidth of 480 Mbps. All USB 2.0 components are backwards compatible and allow mixed operation of older 1.1 and current 2.0 devices. There are two connector types for this purpose: Type A, which always ("upstream") points to the "host", i.e. the PC, and type B, which ("downstream") leads in the direction of the peripheral device. In addition, there are different so-called USB mini or micro plugs for connecting e.g. small cameras or hard drives.

USB 3.2 SuperSpeed cable

The USB 3.2 Gen 1 version (known as USB 3.0) offers a transfer bandwidth of up to 5 Gbit/s. New connectors have been introduced for this purpose. The USB 3 Type A connectors are backwards compatible with the previous USB 2.0 Type A connectors. The connector types USB 3 Type B, USB 3 Micro-A and USB 3 Micro-B differ from USB 2.0. Due to the more complex design, old plugs can be used in new sockets, but not new plugs in old sockets. The USB 3.2 Gen 2 version (known as USB 3.1) offers a transmission bandwidth of up to 10 Gbps. In addition, there is the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 version, which supports data rates of up to 20 Gbit/s thanks to the use of the Thunderbolt protocol!

Note: In accordance with the current USB.org specifications, we have adjusted the technical data of our USB 3 products. The new labelling for the USB specifications you are already familiar with has been changed to USB 3.2 Gen 1 (formerly USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 Gen 1) as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2 (formerly USB 3.1 or USB 3.1 Gen 2).

USB-C cable

An interesting development is the Type C connector, which was introduced at the same time as USB version 3. The USB-C plug is reversible and offers functional possibilities that go far beyond previous interfaces, e.g. controlling the charging current to or from a mobile device.
The Type C connector has been widespread in the Apple world for a long time and has become the connector par excellence for MacBooks. Now, other platforms are increasingly coming along, e.g. Android smartphones or newly developed motherboards that offer Type C interfaces. In addition, there are more and more peripheral devices, starting with external hard drives and USB sticks, but by no means ending there.
To connect such additional devices to computers or mobile devices, the user also needs the corresponding cables and adapters with USB-C on at least one end.

VGA monitor cable

VGA is an analogue interface for connecting monitors and PC graphics cards with 15-pin HD connectors. But not all cables are the same. The differences are to be found inside the cables, especially in the shielding, the lamination of the individual wires and the workmanship of the connector housings. We recommend ROLINE Quality monitor cables - with and without ferrite core. These are ideal for transporting signals over longer distances. 3 coaxial lines for the colour signals and 4 AWG 28 lines for the two sync signals with ground combined in a high-quality double-shielded cable ensure optimum picture quality.

DVI monitor cable

DVI (Digital Visual Interface) cables are mainly used with TFT monitors. DVI stands for digital signal transmission, without analogue-to-digital conversion, between the graphics card and the TFT monitor. The maximum 29-pole DVI interface supports analogue signals (DVI-A, for conversion to VGA) and two bandwidths for digital (DVI-D) transmission: "single link" and "dual link". "Single link" is suitable for resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 60Hz. This means that even 48 cm TFTs can still be controlled with "single link". Beyond that, "dual link" cables should be used. A DVI-I interface is suitable for both analogue and digital transmissions.

HDMI High Speed Monitor Cable

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) is the standard interface in the multimedia sector for the transmission of HDTV signals and other content. It standardises existing transmission methods and expands the quality features of the previous transmission types. Thanks to the maximum resolution of up to 1080p (1920x1080 / 1920x1200) at up to 60Hz, the "HDMI High Speed" version is the current standard in the home user sector and thus offers video displays in Full HD as well as 3D TV. 

HDMI High Speed with Ethernet monitor cable

The "HDMI High Speed with Ethernet" variant transmits image signals up to 2160p (3840x2160) at 30Hz and thus offers the capacity for video displays in 4K and 3D TV - the standard is also equipped with an additional HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC) for network connections and an Audio Return Channel (ARC) for the return of audio signals.

HDMI Ultra HD with Ethernet (UHD-1) monitor cable

An even better video presentation is achieved with "HDMI Ultra HD with Ethernet", also called UHD-1 - the standard transmits picture signals up to 2160p (3840x2160) at up to 60Hz and thus offers a much smoother picture presentation in UHD as well as in 3D TV. The additional HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC) for network connections, the Audio Return Channel (ARC) for the return of audio signals and the new feature HDR for a far better colour space are also used here. Cables in this category are essential accessories for anyone who wants to take full advantage of a 4K TV, monitor or projector - both as a home user and in the professional sector.

HDMI Ultra HD with Ethernet (UHD-2) monitor cable

The standard "HDMI Ultra HD with Ethernet" also knows the UHD-2 quality, which supports particularly future-proof resolutions up to 8K (7680x4320) at up to 60Hz. These are dedicated cables in which all the features of UHD-1 are adopted. The first 8K-capable devices are already on the market for private users. Nevertheless, for the time being this is a standard intended for professional users.

DisplayPort monitor cable

DP (DisplayPort) is a universal standard for the transmission of image and sound signals. Areas of application are in particular the connection of monitors or also TV sets to computers and similar devices. DisplayPort and HDMI are competing standards, although originally for different areas of application. An important technical difference: a connection from DisplayPort to HDMI or DVI is not bidirectional and thus can only be used in one direction, because the DisplayPort connection must be used on the data source side (e.g. at the graphics card) due to the protocol. 

DisplayPort v1.1

DisplayPort v1.1 supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1600 at up to 60Hz and is thus roughly comparable to HDMI High Speed and is still ideally suited for the current market. An important advantage of DisplayPort is the way it locks in place, which, unlike DVI, does not need to be screwed in place, but latches in securely.

DisplayPort v1.2

DisplayPort v1.2 is the first interface standard that enables 4K resolutions. It achieves up to 3840x2560 at 60Hz, which makes DisplayPort v1.2 predestined for applications with high graphics requirements on a PC or notebook, such as PC games or graphic design. DisplayPort v1.2 uses the daisy chain feature for the first time, which allows monitors connected via DisplayPort to be connected in series and used independently of each other, so that only one DP output is required on the PC/notebook.

DisplayPort v1.3 and v1.4

DisplayPort v1.3 and v1.4 use identical cable material. In addition to the already known daisy chain, the standards are supplemented by HDR support and image compression through colour subsampling (DSC, Display Screen Compression), which are supported by both standards. DisplayPort v1.4, however, adds FEC (Forward Error Correction), an error correction to avoid data loss when using DSC. DisplayPort v1.3 and v1.4 both support a maximum resolution of 5K or 2880p (equivalent to 5120x2880) at 60Hz without the use of compression and DisplayPort v1.4 even supports up to 8K or 4320p (equivalent to 7680x4320) at 30Hz when DSC is used.

Internal cables - Power cable / S-ATA cable


Inside every PC, numerous cables are used to transfer data and power between the individual components. Within the last few years, however, little has changed in terms of cabling: due to better airflow properties, flat ribbon cables are hardly used any more, except in the SATA area, and instead increasingly only round cables are used, as these are easier to bundle and lay with professional cable management. There are internal connection and extension cables in various lengths and thicknesses, with different - mutually compatible - plugs, depending on the area of application. So if a plug or socket does not fit, a corresponding adapter can help.

Types and tasks

The tasks of internal cables include, for example, the power supply of mainboards and hardware components of a PC system. By means of extension cables in different types, the connection between ATX, SFX or TFX power supply units and the corresponding components can also be established if the existing cables, for example in the big tower, are too short. Thus, power connections of the graphics card via PCIe or of the mainboard via 4-pin ATX12V, 8-pin EPS12V or 20+4-pin ATX connectors can be established. Molex and SATA power cables, adapters and extensions are also necessary for the connection of SSDs, HDDs or sometimes even M.2 hard disks, if these are not mounted directly on the mainboard but are connected via a special internal housing - this may be the case, for example, if several M.2 data carriers are to be used via one connection in a RAID array. In many cases, data transfer also takes place via an internal data cable. SSDs and HDDs, as well as ODD and FDD drives, for example, are connected to the mainboard with floppy cables, IDE cables or SATA cables. Fan and enclosure functions (for example LEDs or exotics such as built-in wireless charging modules) are mainly connected to the computer's mainboard via internal cables with 3-pins, 4-pins or I/O cables with 2-pins. Other internal cables include SLI cables for connecting multiple graphics cards or internal USB connections for front USB ports.


Serial ATA, or S-ATA for short, is today's standard interface for connecting mass storage devices such as SSDs or HDDs. Originally, bus systems with parallel signal lines in conductors and connection cables were used to connect these data carriers, but with increasing transfer speeds, these quickly reached their limits. And so ATA was not spared from being converted to a serial transmission standard. In the meantime, mainly SATA 3G and 6G cabling is used. The maximum data transfer rate is up to 300 Mbyte/s and 600 Mbyte/s respectively. Flash-based storage media have increased the requirements for transfer speeds to such an extent that even SATA 6G is seen as an obsolete technology. Therefore, SATA is being replaced by SATA Express (SATAe or eSATA) as the preferred interface. SATA Express is downward compatible with SATA and designed for data transfer rates of 8 or 16 GBit/s. The data is transferred via the SATA interface. SATA Express uses the PCIe 3.0 protocol for transmission.

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