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DVI Single-Link Active Cable Extender™
DVI Single-Link Active Cable Extender ™
Model No:  DVI-7171c


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DVIGear's Single-Link ACE™ Active Cable Extender is a dynamic cable equalizer that performs high-speed cable compensation on long DVI and HDMI cables. This unit provides up to 40 dB of insertion loss correction at 825 MHz, which correlates to the highest possible DVI signal resolutions. The amount of equalization can be automatically adjusted independent of cable length connected, or manually set using a precision 25-turn adjustment. Innovative features such as automatic power detection and high-speed ESD protection further enhance the usefulness of this unit in system applications.

When used in conjunction with DVIGear's Super High Resolution™ DVI and HDMI cables, cable lengths of up to 200 ft. (~ 60 meters) are possible. The combination of these products form active cable assemblies that are fully compliant with DVI and HDMI standards, and which provide superior performance, ruggedness and durability.

Key Features:

  • Supports all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p (8-bit and 12-bit color)
  • Supports PC resolutions up to 1920x1200
    and 2048x1080
  • Supports digital bit rates up to 2.25 Gbps.
  • Supports HDCP (pass-through)
  • Maximum distance from source to ACE™:
    200 ft. (~ 60 meters)
  • Maximum distance from ACE™ to display:
    15 ft. (~ 5 meters)
  • Automatic or precise Manual Adjustment
    of cable equalization
  • Locking connector for AC Power Adapter
    for added security
  • Robust ESD protection on input and output
  • Rugged, ultra-compact metal enclosure
  • LEDs indicate presence of sufficient power and active DVI signal
Compliance DVI v1.0, HDMI, HDCP
Maximum Pixel Clock Frequency Up to 225 MHz
Maximum Bit Rate Up to 2.25 Gbps
Supported HDTV Resolutions 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, (8-bit and 12-bit color)
Supported PC Resolutions Up to 1920x1200 and 2048x1080
Input Signal Equalization Adaptive equalization, provides up to +40 dB correction @ 825 MHz
Cable Equalization Modes Auto EQ Mode - for cable lengths up to 30 meters
Manual EQ Mode - for cable lengths longer than 30 meters
Input Connections
DVI Input 1x DVI 29-pin female connector
Power Input 1x 5.5 / 2.5 mm locking connector
Output Connections
DVI Output 1x DVI 29-pin female connector
Cable Length
Maximum Input Cable Length 200 ft. (~ 60 meters) (1)(2)
Maximum Output Cable Length 15 ft. (~ 5 meters) (1)
DDC Support
EDID / HDCP Support Yes, pass-through
Construction Rugged steel enclosure with durable black finish
Dimensions (H-W-D) 1.1" x 2.1" x 2.6"   (29.2 mm x 53.7 mm x 67.1 mm)
Weight 4.7 oz (132 g)
Operating Temperature +32° to +122° F (0° to +50° C)
Storage Temperature -4° to +158° F (-20° to +70° C)
Humidity (storage / operating) 10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Power Requirements
External AC Power Adapter Input: 100~240VAC / 50-60Hz
Output: 5VDC, 3.0A
Power Consumption (typical) 1.5 watts
Regulatory Approvals
ACE™ Unit FCC, CE, and RoHS
External AC Power Adapter FCC, CE, UL, C-UL, CEC, GS, PSE, RoHS
Limited Warranty 3 Years Parts and Labor
Model Number
DVI-7171c DVI Single-Link Active Cable Extender
Accessories Included
1x External AC Power Adapter, 1x User Guide
Optional Accessories
International AC Power Adapter (USA, Euro, UK, Australia)

Note 1: Maximum cable lengths using DVIGear's 22AWG Super High Resolution (SHR™) cables.

Note 2: The maximum cable length with 1080p / 60Hz 8-bit color (1.5 Gbps.) input signal is 200 ft. (~ 60 meters). The maximum cable length with 1080p / 60Hz 12-bit color (2.25 Gbps.) input signal is 131 ft. (~ 40 meters).

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available cable lengths from 0.2 - 60 meters


available cable lengths from 0.5 - 60 meters