980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Module for HDMI and MHL

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The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module supports deep analysis of HDMI and MHL streams as well as HDMI, MHL and HDCP compliance testing for source, sink, repeater/dongle devices. For HDMI the tool provides full visibility into the data in the HDMI stream up to 300MHz (HDMI). For MHL the module supports analysis of MHL 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, and 2.1 source devices.

NEW! HDCP 2.2 compliance test for source, sinks and repeaters has recently been approved by Digital Content Protection (DCP) as an authorized test tools.

The 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module can be equipped in either of The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata 980 Advanced Test Platforms. There are two (2) 980 Advanced Test Platforms currently available:

  • The 980B – 5-slot, 15 inch touch display
  • The 980R – 5-slot, rack-mountable, 7 inch touch display with a low profile

Overview

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The quantumdata 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module supports deep analysis of HDMI and MHL streams as well as HDMI and MHL compliance testing for source, sink, repeater/dongle devices. For HDMI, the module provides full visibility into the HDMI protocol data, timing data, metadata, control data and auxiliary data up to 300MHz (HDMI). For MHL the module supports analysis of MHL 1.2, 1.3, 2.0, and 2.1 source devices.

The 980 Protocol Analyzer module can be controlled either through the PC-based 980 GUI Manager or through the embedded 980 GUI Manager running on the 980 platform itself. The 980’s built-in color touch screen provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to control the module and run the compliance tests.

Both the captured data as well as compliance test data can be stored permanently either on the module itself or it can be transferred to the host PC running the 980 GUI Manager software. Once updated to the host PC any of the captured data or compliance test results can be disseminated to subject matter experts at other locations. The 980 test instrument is not required to view the test results. The results and logs can be viewed through the 980 GUI Manager which is free and available from The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata website.

The 980 Protocol Analyzer module operates in one of two modes: Capture mode or Real Time mode.

Capture Mode – The 980 captures and decodes unencrypted or HDCP-encrypted HDMI or MHL protocol data, timing data, control data and auxiliary data. You can trigger a capture on a variety of conditions or events. Unlike competing analyzers for HDMI and MHL protocol testing, the 980 captures all protocol data, data islands and control packets with accurate timestamps even when they are transmitted in rapid succession. Deep analysis enables you to identify and resolve interoperability problems early in the life cycle. Once the data is captured, the 980 GUI Manager presents the data in an easy to understand way through its graphical user interface. You can filter and search through the captured data to find the particular data you are interested in. The Capture mode enables you to store captured data permanently and disseminate to subject matter experts at other locations.

Real Time Mode – The Real Time mode feature enables you to select which type of data to view in real time. Infoframes and other data islands, timing data, HDCP and EDID transactions can all be viewed in real time. You can observe changes in these data as changes are made in the source device. The 980’s built-in 10.4 inch color touch screen provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to control the instrument and to view incoming video and metadata in the Real Time mode.

 

The following are a list of features and benefits for the 980 Protocol Analyzer module.

HDMI and MHL Analysis – Analyzes High-Speed HDMI and MHL streams from source devices Supports analysis of HDMI 3D and deep color source content at HDMI pixel rates up to 300MHz with TMDS rates up to 3.00Gb/s (per pair).

Built-In Touch Display – Enables you to control the 980 directly through the 980 built-in color touch screen display. Also enables you to view incoming video–even when encrypted with HDCP–as a confidence check and for controlling the menus of source devices.

DDC Data Decoding – Decodes all HDMI DDC (MHL C-Bus) transactions including EDID reads and HDCP authentication. You can view HDCP registers in human readable text and pinpoint failures in authentication. For example you can easily determine if authentication fails due to improper setting of an HDCP register value or if HDCP registers are read at the wrong time.

Data Island Decoding – Decodes all data island types even when content is encrypted with HDCP. Data collected includes: General Control Packets, AVI and Audio Infoframes, Vendor Specific Data with 3D content, Source Product Descriptor, Audio Clock Recovery, Audio Sample packets—including the decoding of the Channel Status Bits and the control bits.

Passive Monitoring – Captures and decodes video passively between a source and a sink device at speeds up to 300MHz. All data is captured if the content from the source is not HDCP encrypted. Once the source content is encrypted, only the DDC, CEC and timing parameters are captured.

Real Time Monitoring – View the HDMI and MHL metadata and HDMI DDC (MHL C-Bus)traffic in real time through the new Real Time monitoring mode.

HDMI CEC Data Decoding – View the HDMI CEC messages for addressing, routing, one touch play, etc.

Data Portability – Data portability enables you to share capture data and compliance test results with colleagues, subject matter experts at other corporate locations and other experts for analysis and for verifying compliance. The 980 test instrument is not required to view the test results. The data can be viewed through the 980 GUI Manager which is free and available from The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata website.

Triggering and Precapture Filtering – Set up triggers on data island packet values as well as timing and control events. Use precapture filtering to capture the specific data you need.

Filtering of Data Transactions – Check box filtering allows you to remove data types from view that you are not interested in. Filter out all data islands except audio sample packets and audio infoframes, for example, to compare the respective values for sampling rate.

Searching Through Data – Search through the captured data to locate the specific occurrence of the data and or events you are interested in.

Timing Analysis – Verify timing parameters from HDMI source devices including all horizontal and vertical parameters and pixel clock. The timing values are compared against a set of standard timings and any deviation is indicated.

Audio Analysis – Verify audio metadata and identify inconsistencies that could result in interoperability problems.

AVmute Test – Verify that your source has implemented AVmute properly.

Pixel Values – View the component color values for any pixel including deep color video.

Capture Playback – The Playback function enables you to make a capture from any HDMI or MHL source device and play it back to an HDMI or MHL sink device under test.

Pixel Error Test – Test HDMI sources and HDMI distribution networks at the sink (downstream) with Pixel Error Test. Verify HDMI networks comprised of cables, audio/video processors, extenders, switches, repeaters, etc. once installed. Test for pixel errors on the TMDS video.

Pseudo-Random Noise Test – Test HDMI cables and distribution networks comprised of cables, audio/video processors, extenders, switches, repeaters, etc. using loopback configuration with Pseudo-Random Noise Test pattern.

 

The following are a list of options available for the HDMI Protocol Analyzer module.

Encrypted Link Analyzer – Enables you to monitor, capture and analyze HDCP encrypted protocol data transmitted between an HDMI source device and sink device at speeds up to 300MHz. This enables you to investigate HDMI interoperability while the content is encrypted by viewing the protocol, control, timing and auxiliary data in real time and observing the behavior of the downstream sink device.

Aux Channel Analyzer (HDMI) – Monitors the HDMI HDCP authentication transactions (including HDCP 2.2), SCDC and EDID exchanges occurring over the HDMI DDC channel.  Also monitor CEC messages over the CEC bus. The ACA feature enables you to filter events and search through the logs. You can save the logs for further analysis and dissemination to other matter experts.

HDMI 1.4 Source Compliance Test for HDMI – Tests HDMI source devices for compliance to Sections 7.4 (Protocol), Section 7.5 (Video), Section 7.6 (Audio), Section 7.7 (DVI) and Section 7.8 (Advanced Features) of the HDMI 1.4a Compliance Test Specification (CTS). Test 7-39 4Kx2K Video Format Timing is approved for use in the HDMI Authorized Test Centers (ATCs).

HDMI 1.4 Sink Compliance Test for HDMI – Tests HDMI sink devices for compliance to portions of Sections 8.4 (Protocol), Section 8.5 (Video), Section 8.6 (Audio), Section 8.7 (DVI) and Section 8.8 (Advanced Features) of the HDMI 1.4a Compliance Test Specification (CTS).

EDID Sink Compliance Test for HDMI – Tests HDMI sink devices for compliance to portions of Sections 8.2 (EDID), 8.4 (Protocol), Section 8.5 (Video), Section 8.6 (Audio), Section 8.7 (DVI) and Section 8.8 (Advanced Features) of the HDMI Compliance Test Specification (CTS).

MHL Source Compliance – CTS 1.3 & 2.1 – Tests MHL source devices for compliance to Section 3 of the Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) Compliance Test Specification. This test requires the the TPA-MHL-8R or TPA-MHL2-8R Test Point Adapter.

MHL Sink/Dongle Compliance – CTS 1.3 & 2.1 – Tests MHL sink/dongle devices for compliance to portions of Sections 4 & 5 of the MHL Compliance Test Specifications (CTS). These tests are approved by the MHL consortium. They require the 882 and the TPA-MHL-8R or TPA-MHL2-8R Test Point Adapter. The 980 serves only as a controller for running the tests.

HDMI 4:2:0 Compliance Tests for HDMI 2.0 Sources (Compliance option Package #1) – Tests 4:2:0 capability on HDMI 2.0 source devices for compliance to HDMI Forum MOIs.

HDMI EDID Compliance Tests for HDMI 2.0 Sinks (Compliance option Package #2) – Tests EDID compliance on HDMI 2.0 sink devices for compliance to HDMI Forum MOIs.

HDMI HDCP 2.2 Functional Test – Verify HDCP 2.2 authentication on HDMI 1.4x sources and sinks.

HDCP 1.2 Source Compliance Test for HDMI – Tests HDMI source devices for compliance to HDCP 1.2 Compliance Test Specification (CTS).

HDCP 2.2 Source Compliance Test for HDMI (Now DCP Approved!) – Tests HDMI source, sinks and repeaters for compliance.

The 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module supports HDMI and MHL compliance testing necessary to enable you to get your product to market more quickly and with reduced expense. The comprehensive suite of HDMI and MHL compliance test tools for sources, sinks and dongles (MHL). This includes HDMI 1.4b and 2.0 compliance tests source and sink devices. The module’s compliance tests are ideal for pre-testing your product prior to submission to an Authorized Test Center (ATC) for approval. Pre-testing provides added assurance that your product will pass on the first submission to the ATC. Where permitted, the 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer can be used to self-test your HDMI product. Self-testing offers even greater benefits for time to market and cost reduction than pre-testing. The instrument provides all the necessary raw data test results to demonstrate compliance. The following compliance tests are supported:

HDMI 1.4 Source compliance tests – The following sections of the HDMI 1.4 CTS are supported.

  1. Section 7.4 Source Protocol Tests
  2. Section 7.5 Source Video Tests
  3. Section 7.6 Source Audio Tests
  4. Section 7.7 Source Interoperability with DVI Tests
  5. Section 7.8 Source Advanced Features

HDMI 1.4 Sink compliance tests – The following sections of the HDMI 1.4 CTS are supported.

  1. Section 8.2 Sink EDID Tests
  2. Section 8.4 Sink Protocol Tests
  3. Section 8.5 Sink Video Tests
  4. Section 8.6 Sink Audio Tests
  5. Section 8.7 Sink Interoperability with DVI
  6. Section 8.8 Sink Advanced Features (all tests except 8-28)

HDMI 2.0 Source compliance tests – The following tests of the HDMI 2.0 CTS are supported.

  1. Section 7.2 Source Protocol Test: HF1-10
  2. Section 7.3 Source Pixel Encoding 4:2:0 Test: HF1-31
  3. Section 7.4 Source Video Timing 4:2:0 Test: HF1-33
  4. Section 7.6 Source HDMI-VSIFs Tests: HF1-47, HF1-48, HF1-49
  5. Section 7.7 Source AVI InfoFrame Test: HF1-51

HDMI 2.0 Sink compliance tests – The following tests of the HDMI 2.0 CTS are supported.

  1. Section 8.3 Sink Pixel Encoding 4:2:0 Test: HF2-23
  2. Section 8.8 Sink EDID Test: HF2-10, HF2-26, HF2-31, HF2-32, HF2-33, HF2-35, HF2-39, HF2-53
  3. Section 8.9 Sink E-DDC Protocol Tests: HF2-12, HF2-16, HF2-34, HF2-44, HF2-50

HDCP 1.2 Source compliance tests – Verify HDCP 1.4 on HDMI sources.

HDCP 2.2  compliance tests (Now DCP Approved!) – Verify HDCP 2.2 on HDMI sources, sinks and repeaters.

 

The following are a list of key specifications for the HDMI Protocol Analyzer module. Please refer to the data sheet for a complete list of specifications.

HDMI Input – Function: Capture; Connector Type: HDMI Type A; Max Rate: 300MHz (3Gb/s); Encoding: RGB, YCbCr; Sampling Modes: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 per HDMI 2.0; Color Depth:24, 30, 36 bits per pixel.

HDMI Output – Function: Playback; Connector Type: HDMI Type A; Max Rate: 300MHz (3Gb/s); Encoding: RGB, YCbCr; Sampling Modes: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0 per HDMI 2.0; Color Depth:24, 30, 36 bits per pixel.

Capture Memory – 4Gbytes.

SPDIF IN – Function: Audio Return Channel receive for HDMI source; Connector: RCA.

SPDIF OUT – Function: Audio Return Channel transmit for HDMI sink; Connector: RCA.

Ethernet – Function: HDMI Ethernet Channel; Connector type: RJ-45.

 

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Module Resources

Data Sheet

 

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module Data Sheet

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module Application Sheet

Presentations

980 Series Presentation

Application Notes

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Compliance

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Module Encryption

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer HDBaseT

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Audio Dropout

User Documentation

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Module User Guide

HDMI HDCP Source Compliance User Guide

HDMI HDCP 2.2 Compliance User Guide

HDMI & MHL Source Compliance User Guide

HDMI & MHL Sink Compliance User Guide

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