New application includes built-in debug capabilities
Elgin IL - June 15, 2010 - Quantum Data™, a worldwide provider of video test equipment, today announced the release of an optional Source Compliance Test module for the 980 Protocol Scope. The 980's new HDMI compliance test covers the tests in Section 7.4 (Protocol), Section 7.5 (Video), Section 7.6 (Audio), Section 7.7 (DVI) and Section 7.8 (Advanced Features) of the HDMI 1.4 Compliance Test Specification (CTS).
The 980 Protocol Scope is an analyzer for HDMI source devices. It captures and decodes HDCP-protected video data content such as data islands, infoframes, audio sample packets as well as CEC and DDC transactions including HDCP and EDID data. The built-in 10.4" LCD with touchscreen provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to control the instrument and view incoming decrypted video.
The HDMI source compliance test GUI can be run either from the built-in touch screen or from a PC connected to the 980. The workflow of the new HDMI Source Compliance module has been optimized for the convenience of busy engineers. Users first select the capabilities of the HDMI source device under test through a set of easily accessible windows. Once the capabilities of the device have been specified, the engineer selects which particular tests to run in test suite and then initiates the test. The tests run in sequence with minimal user interaction. During the execution of the test, engineers can elect to skip certain tests. They can also pause a test suite and return later.
The 980 user interface provides direct links from the compliance application to the raw data captured during the test. This association between the test results and raw data is critical for investigating failures that occur during the compliance tests. The raw captured data and the results for each test are stored and can be shared with other subject matter experts. Colleagues can view the results of a test suite remotely simply by loading the 980 GUI application available on the Quantum Data website.
The 980's new HDMI Source Compliance Test is a nice complement to Quantum Data's existing suite of compliance test solutions for HDMI. Their EDID and CEC compliance tests were the first test tools of their kind to be approved for use in the HDMI Authorized Test Centers (ATCs). Quantum Data's HDCP Compliance Test solution is the only commercially available test tool approved by Digital Content Protection (DCP).
The 980 combines in-depth analysis of the HDMI video and audio with ease of use and now offers the HDMI source compliance tests. Contact your Quantum Data distributor or representative for ordering and pricing information.
For a complete list of features and functions of the series 980 Protocol Scope for HDMI, go to: http://www.quantumdata.com/products/980.asp.
About Quantum Data
Headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, Quantum Data, Inc. invents test instruments that help manufacturers bring next-generation video, audio, and control products to market – faster and without interoperability problems. These instruments simultaneously improve a manufacturer's time-to-market and interoperability with other manufacturer's products. Features include signal emulation, signal analysis, troubleshooting and compliance testing. Quantum Data's instruments are used in product development, certification, manufacturing, installation, and service environments. Quantum Data sells and services OEMs and resellers, as well as selling private label test instruments to other OEMs. For more information about Quantum Data please visit: www.quantumdata.com.
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