780E Multi-Protocol Analyzer / Generator for HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT

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The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 780E Multi-Protocol Analyzer / Generator is a handheld digital video generator and analyzer that enables you to run tests on various digital video devices and network distribution devices on site or in the R&D lab. The 780E instrument provides a 7 inch color touch screen for operation and for viewing status of outgoing and incoming video and audio. The 780E is equipped with DisplayPort, HDMI and HDBaseT interfaces.  Each digital interface is supported by both an output port and an input port to allow testing of digital video sources, displays, audio devices and distribution devices. Testing hybrid converter devices supporting DisplayPort, HDMI, HDBaseT distribution networks is a key application of the 780E as well.

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The quantumdata 780E is equipped with multiple interface types including HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT interfaces. Each digital interface is supported by both an output port and an input port to allow testing of digital video sources, displays, audio devices and distribution devices. Testing hybrid converter devices supporting HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT distribution networks is a key application of the 780E as well.

  • HDMI Tx and Rx ports. The 780E can emulate an HDMI source or an HDMI sink operating up to pixel rates of 600 MHz. This supports testing of 4K ultra high definition sources and sinks operating at 50/60Hz using HDMI 2.0 RGB and 4:4:4 pixel encoding. The HDMI interfaces also support HDCP authentication testing with both HDCP 1.4 and 2.2 versions.
  • HDBaseT Tx and Rx ports. The 780E can emulate an HDBaseT source or sink operating up to pixel rates of 300 MHz. This supports testing of 4K ultra high definition sources and sinks operating at 50/60Hz using HDMI 2.0 4:2:0 pixel encoding. The HDBaseT interfaces or invaluable for testing A/V distribution gear with HDBaseT and HDMI interfaces.
  • DisplayPort Tx and Rx ports. The 780E can emulate a DisplayPort source or display operating link rates of 1.62 Gb/s, 2.7 Gb/s and 5.4 Gb/s on 1, 2 or 4 lanes.  The DisplayPort interfaces or invaluable for testing A/V distribution gear with HDBaseT and HDMI interfaces. The DisplayPort interfaces also support HDCP authentication testing with both HDCP 1.3 and 2.2 versions.

You can use the 780E as a pattern generator for calibrating your high definition TVs. The 780Es are equipped with a variety of standard patterns and formats including deep color and HDMI 3D formats.

Because the 780E instrument has both digital video output and input ports, you can test your digital video cables and distribution networks with splitters, extenders and switches even when already installed on site using the Frame Compare feature.

The 780E can also be optioned with the Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) utility for monitoring the auxiliary channels of HDMI, HDBaseT or DisplayPort. For HDMI or HDBaseT, you can monitor the DDC (HDCP and EDID) transactions and hot plug events. You can monitor the HDMI/HDBaseT DDC either while emulating an HDMI or HDBaseT source and/or sink or passively monitoring the HDMI DDC hot plug events and CEC messages between an HDMI source and sink. The ACA option also enables you to monitor the DisplayPort Aux Channel, including EDID, HDCP exchanges and the link training transactions. You can monitor the DisplayPort Aux Channel either while emulating a DisplayPort source or display or you can monitoring passively between a DisplayPort source and display.

The 780E's portability makes it ideal for your bench and for use in the field. A color touch display makes the 780E easy and convenient to use and when testing a source device you can view the incoming video image and metadata on the built-in LCD.

The following is list of some of key the 780E standard features and benefits. Please refer to the 780E Data Sheet for a list of all features.

Portable form factor. Device is handheld and portable but is not battery powered. It is powered through an AC adapter. The portability makes the instrument ideal for use in the field, on your test bench or in the R&D lab.

Video pattern testing. Test a display’s HDMI, DisplayPort, HDBaseT and analog component inputs with all the necessary standard timings to ensure that it can render video test patterns including deep color and HDMI or HDBaseT 3D patterns. Over 25 video patterns supported. Add custom bitmaps. Create your own custom formats. Scroll bitmap patterns to test for motion artifacts.

Identify EDID problems. Run verification tests on the EDID of HDMI, DisplayPort or HDBaseT sink devices such as an HDTV or input of a repeater device. View the entire contents of the EDID of an HDMI, DisplayPort or HDBaseT sink device. Run portions of the EDID compliance test. Compare two EDIDS.

Verify HDCP on display devices. Verify an HDMI, HDBaseT or DisplayPort display's response to HDCP authentication. Send HDCP encrypted video content to a downstream repeater (e.g. AVR) and/or sink (e.g. DTV). Check the authentication response from the sink. HDMI Tx interface supports testing of HDCP 1.4 and 2.2. DisplayPort Tx interface supports HDCP 1.3 and 2.2. HBaseT Tx interface supports HDCP verification on sinks with version 1.4.

Audio testing. Send audio patterns, tones & noise through HDMI, HDBaseT, DisplayPort, SPDIF or Optical digital audio outputs. Program audio parameters such as sampling rate, bit depth and channels. Use a variety of audio formats including LPCM, Dolby, DTS and high bit rate audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio.

Video analyzer for sources. Emulate a known-good HDMI, HDBaseT or DisplayPort sink device to analyze digital video and audio content from a digital video source device. View the incoming video images and metadata from a digital video source device on the LCD display even when content is protected with HDMI HDCP versions 1.4 or 2.2 (DisplayPort HDCP versions 1.3 or 2.2).

Verify an HDMI, DisplayPort or HDBaseT source’s response to an EDID. Emulate the EDID of any HDMI, DisplayPort or HDBaseT sink device to verify that a source device responds properly to it. Store and retrieve multiple EDIDs for use in testing.

Verify video timing. Verify the timing of a digital video source device. Compare received timing against a known-good timing standard format.

Audio analyzer for sources. Emulate a known-good HDMI, HDBaseT or DisplayPort sink device to analyze digital audio content from a digital video/audio source device. Monitor the incoming LPCM audio and view the digital audio metadata.

Installer Test Utility. Quickly diagnose HDMI and HDBaseT interoperability problems through an automated and simplified interface. Run tests upstream toward the source, downstream toward the sink or test both upstream and downstream simultaneously with the “Link” test. The utility also enables you to test on both sides of a repeater.

Protocol tests on HDMI, HDBaseT or DisplayPort sinks. Enables you to verify proper operation of HDCP (1.4 and 2.2) authentication, EDID and CEC on HDMI and HDBaseT sinks. Verify DisplayPort Aux Channel transactions including link training, EDID and HDCP 1.3 and 2.2 on DisplayPort sinks.

NEW! Report File Creation. Enables residential installers, proAV integrators and test engineers in R&D to produce a record of the tests they perform.  Reports can be run on HDCP, Format Analyzer, Audio Analyzer, Cable tests, auxiliary channel analyzer tests for any interface type. The reports can be provided to customers, colleagues or to the contracting agent to verify and demonstrate project completion. The reports can be run on a single test or aggregated for a series of tests. The reports can be transferred by SD card or the USB interface and viewed in a standard browser or any text editor.

 

The following is list of 780E optional features.

NEW! HDBaseT Remote Cable Tester. Enables professional A/V integrators to quality installed HDBaseT network cable infrastructure in commercial, institutional and industrial building and office campuses. Solution uses an optional HDBaseT Remote Terminal device at the far end and the 780E (or 780C/780D) transmitting at the near end. The HDBaseT Remote Cable test option requires the Cable and Link Test option.

Report File Creation. Enables residential installers, proAV integrators and test engineers in R&D to produce a record of the tests they perform.  Reports can be run on HDCP, Format Analyzer, Audio Analyzer, Cable tests, auxiliary channel analyzer tests for any interface type. The reports can be provided to customers, colleagues or to the contracting agent to verify and demonstrate project completion. The reports can be run on a single test or aggregated for a series of tests. The reports can be transferred by SD card or the USB interface and viewed in a standard browser or any text editor.

Cable and Link Test – Enables you to run functional tests on HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT cables and distribution devices and networks.

Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) - Monitor the HDMI, HDBaseT and DisplayPort auxiliary channels for HDCP and EDID exchanges on the HDMI DDC and link training on the DisplayPort Aux Channel. Also monitor HDMI hot plug related events while the 780E is emulating a known-good source device, a known-good display device or both. Monitor auxiliary channel either while emulating a digital video source or display; or monitor the digital video auxiliary channel transactions while passively monitoring between a source or display device.

Auto EDID Test – Verify Source Device Handling of EDIDs through an automated test. Specify the set of test EDIDs to emulate in the 780C HDMI or HDBaseT input port. Test verifies the incoming video type, timing, colorimetry, sampling and Video Identification Code and flags improper handling. A report can be generated to allow sharing the results with colleagues or for later viewing.

THX Test Pattern Pack – The THX test patterns enable A/V professionals to calibrate the displays on high-end 3D-capable HDTVs to match the same standards as those used in post-production facilities worldwide.

Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) Test Pattern Pack – The ISF test patterns enable A/V professionals to calibrate the displays on modern high-end HDTVs.

China Res Test Pattern Package – The ChinaRes test pattern is specified by the National Testing and Inspection Center for Radio and TV Products of China. The image pack includes both a standard definition aspect ratio (shown right) and a high definition aspect ratio. This test pattern is supported at: 1920×1080, 1280×720, 720×576 and 720×480 resolutions.

 

The following is a list of some of important specifications of the 780E. Please refer to the 780E Data Sheet for a list of all specifications.

Interfaces

  • HDMI Tx – Connector: Type A; Pixel rate: Up to 600 MHz; TMDS rate: up to 18 Gbps. Video Type/Sampling: RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 24/30/36/48 bit color; Colorimetry: ITU-R BT.601-5, ITU-R BT.709-5.
    Note: Deep color supported up to pixel rates as follows:
    10 bits up to 480MHz; 12 bits up to 400MHz; 16 bits up to 300MHz.
  • HDMI Rx – Connector: Type A; Pixel rate: Up to 600 MHz.
  • HDBaseT Tx – Connector: RJ-45; Pixel rate: Up to 300 MHz; TMDS rate: up to 9 Gbps. Video Type/Sampling: RGB/YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0; Color depth: 24/30/36; Colorimetry: ITU-R BT.601-5, ITU-R BT.709-5.
  • HDBaseT Rx – Connector: RJ-45; Pixel rate: Up to 300 MHz.
  • DisplayPort Tx – Connector: Standard; Link rates: 1.62 Gb/s, 2.7 Gb/s, 5.4 Gb/s; Lanes: 1, 2, 4; RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, 4:2:2; Color depth: 18/24/30/36/48.
  • DisplayPort Rx – Connector: Standard; Link rates: 1.62 Gb/s, 2.7 Gb/s, 5.4 Gb/s; Lanes: 1, 2, 4.

Operation

  • Embedded touch screen –  Screen size: 800 x 480 resolution; 24 bit RGB color.
  • USB – Serial command line through terminal emulation program.
  • RS-232 – Serial command line for automated control.

Physical

  • Power (AC) – VAC 100 to 240VAC; Frequency: 47 – 63Hz.
  • Dimensions – Height 2.7 inches (6.98 cm); Width: 9.75 inches (24.76 cm); Depth: 6 inches (15.24 cm).
  • Weight – 3.25 LBS (1.47 Kg).
  • Environmental – Humidity: 30% – 80% RH non-condensing; Operating Temp: 32 – 104 F (0 – 40 C).

 

 

Standard cables – The following cables are provided with the 780 series test instruments:

  • Power Line Cord (p/n 30A00400A03) – The 6 foot line cord is a detachable power cord used to provide power to the generator.
  • 12V DC (60W) Power Supply / Adaptor / Charger (p/n 25-00106) – The 12V AC adaptor is used to power the 780.
  • HDMI to HDMI cable (p/n 30-00146) – The 6 foot HDMI to HDMI cable is used to connect the 780's HDMI ports to an HDMI source or sink device.
  • DisplayPort Standard to DisplayPort Standard cable (p/n 30-00162) – The 6 foot DP to DP cable used to connect the 780's DP ports to a DP source or display device.
  • USB cable (p/n 30-00163) – The 3 foot USB cable used to connect the 708 peripheral USB connector a PCs Host USB connector.

The optional accessories – The following accessories are available for the 780 series test instruments:

  • Null Modem (p/n 30-00124) – The null modem cable is used for connecting a PC to the 780E to control the instrument through the command line interface.
  • RCA SPDIF cable (p/n 30-00185) – The 6 foot SPDIF cable used to connect the 780E's SPDIF output to an HDTV’s or A/V Receiver’s SPDIF input.
  • Optical TOSLINK cable (p/n 30-00186) – The 6 foot Optical cable used to connect the Optical output to an HDTV’s or A/V Receiver’s Optical input.
  • ESD-2 (00-00189) – Provides additional external ESD protection for HDMI connectors.
  • Remote keypad (00-00123) – Allow entry of numeric command to load images and formats from up to 43″ (1.1 m) from the 780E.

780E Resources

 

Data Sheet

 

780E Data Sheet

780 HDBaseT Remote Cable Test Data Sheet

User Guides

 

780E User Guide

 

Presentations

 

780 Series Presentation

Software / FPGA

 

780E Software Package

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