New application complements HDMI source compliance test
Elgin IL — August 24, 2011 — Quantum Data™, a worldwide provider of video test equipment, today announced the release of an optional sink compliance test software module for the 980 Protocol Analyzer. The 980’s new HDMI sink compliance test covers the tests in Sections 8.2 (EDID / E-DDC), Section 8.4 (Protocol), Section 8.5 (Video), Section 8.6 (Audio), 8.7 (Interoperability with DVI) and Section 8.8 (Advanced Features) of the HDMI 1.4a Compliance Test Specification (CTS).
The HDMI sink compliance test graphical user interface can be run either from the built-in touch screen or from a PC connected to the 980. The workflow of the new HDMI sink compliance module has been optimized for the convenience of busy engineers. Users first select the capabilities of the HDMI sink 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 the 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’s new HDMI sink compliance test is a nice complement to Quantum Data’s existing compliance test solutions for HDMI sources as well as MHL source and sink devices.
The 980 Protocol Analyzer is an ideal solution for pre-testing source products prior to submission to an ATC and also for self-testing where manufacturers have tested initial sink products at the ATC. Developers of HDMI sink devices have also found the 980 Protocol Analyzer to be a valuable tool for gaining insights into how source devices transmit protocol, audio and control data over an HDMI link. Unlike competing analyzers for HDMI protocol testing, the 980 captures all data islands and control events with precise timestamps even when packets are transmitted in rapid succession.
Contact your Quantum Data distributor or representative for ordering and pricing information. The HDMI sink compliance test option is supported only on the 980 297MHz "Gen 3" version of the product. For a complete list of features and of the series 980 Protocol Analyzer, go to: http://www.quantumdata.com/products/980.asp.
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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. For more information about Quantum Data please visit: www.quantumdata.com.
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