HDMI stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. HDMI is designed as an interface for the transmission of uncompressed digital audio and video. The seven companies named Hitachi, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thomson, and Toshiba together developed the HDMI in the year of 2003. It is a hot pluggable external interface supporting maximum resolution video signals and audio signals like LPCM, Dolby Digital, DTS, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD etc. HDMI can have a maximum bit rate of 10.2 Gbit/s (340 MHz). The interface uses TMDS protocol. The HDMI specifications are defined by the Consumer Electronics Association/Electronic Industries Alliance 861 standards. In this standard five HDMI connectors are defined named type A, type B, type C and type D. All these connectors have male and female types.
The image of HDMI male connector
The image of HDMI female connector