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What is an SVGA Cable, and When Do You Need One?
Super Video Graphic Array (SVGA) Cables at Cables.com
A Super Video Graphic Array (SVGA) cable is responsible for carrying analog signals and supporting video resolutions for your desktop computer.
by Vikas Dayal • January 23, 2024
A Super Video Graphic Array (SVGA) cable is responsible for carrying analog signals and supporting video resolutions for your desktop computer. You can shop Cables.com for your VGA and SVGA cables and related A/V products for your home entertainment setup.
What Are SVGA Cables?
In 1987, VGA or Video Graphics Array was first created by IBM, and it quickly became the industry standard for A/V connections in offices, classrooms, and homes. With as basic as the technology was, it only allowed for up to 256 colors at 320 by 200 resolution. In 1990, IBM went on to produce the Extended Graphics Array (XGA). This was later followed by XGA-2 which provides 16 million colors at a resolution of 800 by 600 pixels, as well as 1024 by 768 resolution in 65,536 colors.
What makes SVGA cables so "super?" They support a far higher resolution than even their purported 800 x 600 standards. SVGA came on the scene in the late 1980s, when it was developed by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). This type of monitor was able to use 16 million colors no matter the resolution, and it would quickly outshine VGA as the favorite for A/V setups.
There have been significant further developments since then, but the use of SVGA is still commonplace in numerous tech environments. Even LCD screens and HDTV continue to rely on the use of SVGA ports.
SVGA Cables at Cables.com
Cables.com offers the highest quality SVGA cables supporting displays of up to 1024 x 768 in a variety of lengths and configurations. As is standard, our SVGA cables feature a three-row 15-pin HD15 connector intended to work with display devices like computer monitors, TV sets, video cards, and projectors.
One thing to keep in mind when shopping SVGA cables is that typically they're intended for visual connections, not audio. However, at Cables.com we offer Premium Triple Shielded SVGA HD15 and 3.5mm Stereo male to male cables as well, which are equal to Extron 26-490-03 VGA-A M-M MD/12 cable and has you covered for video AND audio, featuring a male HD15 connector on one side and a female HD15 connector on the other.
What if you find yourself in need of a high-performance video switch splitter? Cables.com has you covered! We stock Datacomm-produced SVGA Sharing Amplifiers that allow the signal from one monitor to be split across multiple monitors! This particular model can take a video signal from a single source and direct it to 8 different analog video monitors, with a signal boost of up to 210 feet in distance. It supports bandwidths up to 450 Mhz and resolutions of 2048 x 1536 at 85Hz. It supports SVGA, VGA, XGA, and multi-sync compliant monitors, making it an ideal option for schools where information needs to be displayed on many monitors at once.
As you can see, there's a lot you should keep in mind when shopping for VGA and SVGA cables. You might not know exactly what you're looking for, or are having difficulty finding the right cables for your analog signal needs to your computer. Keep in mind that Cables.com offers Custom Cables in every length, color, and configuration you can imagine. If you think a Datacomm cable might be the right fit for you, you can Contact Us to further discuss your options! We're here to help.