Modern video technology is advancing quickly, yet in some situations, it might be necessary to convert analog, VGA signal to other formats, such as HDMI.
The abbreviation VGA stands for Video Graphics Adapter or Video Graphics Array and it refers to a standard developed and launched by IBM in 1987 to provide color display screens that deliver a resolution of 640 x 480 a refresh rate of 60 Hz. The vga cable technology uses analog signals, therefore it is capable of delivering lower resolution and only 16 colors at a time.
The situations that require conversion to formats suitable for more modern devices, such as HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interfaces) units include cases when an older monitor needs to be connected to a newer device and data needs to be transmitted between the two. Fortunately, the issue can be solved simply, by connecting the monitor and the device with a simple VGA to HDMI cable. Most devices today have outputs suitable for such cables, so one end of the cable goes into the VGA device, while the other one is inserted into the HDMI device. The data is then safely converted and transmitted through the cable, in most cases without requiring the installation of a driver on any of the devices connected.