Playback captured files for testing HDTVs, test HDMI cables and distribution networks
run tests on CEC Devices, Test 4K-capable HDTVs with 4:2:0 encoding
run pattern tests with 48 bit deep color
Elgin IL - August 31, 2012 - Quantum Data™, a worldwide provider of video test equipment, today announced an array of new feature enhancements to the 980 test instrument modules all available under a single unified release.
The 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module now supports a “Playback” function which enables users to capture a file from any HDMI or MHL source device and play it back to an HDMI or MHL sink device. This enables developers and validation engineers to test their sink devices for interoperability in a consistent and repeatable manner against a source device whose behavior is known to be troublesome.
The 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module has also been enhanced with features for testing HDMI cables and distribution networks comprised of switches, extenders and splitters either in a loopback mode or at the sink end only. Testing HDMI cables and distribution networks in loop back mode is achieved using a pseudo-random noise test pattern specifically designed to stress the HDMI signal. A related new feature—Pixel Error Test—enables you to test the ability of a source to deliver a stable pixel pattern through a cable or distribution network at the sink end from a reference pattern obtained either from the upstream source or from a pattern stored on the 980 instrument.
The 980 HDMI Video Generator now supports deep color testing up to 48 bit in addition to the 30 bit and 36 bit per pixel support. Also included in the release is an enhancement to pattern testing for 4K-capable HDTVs using 4:2:0 encoding. Users can now select from a variety of test patterns and custom bitmaps for testing 4K formats. CEC testing is also supported on the 980 HDMI Video Generator. Users can send valid messages as well as corrupt bits and simulate various acknowledgement and arbritration behaviors.
With the addition of these advanced features the 980 HDMI Video Generator coupled with the 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer provides a comprehensive set of test solutions for HDMI (and MHL) source, sink and repeater devices including functional testing with advanced features, compliance testing and interoperability testing—all in one box!
For a complete list of features and functions provided by the 980, visit: 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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