Enhancement provides manufacturers with a complete CEC solution from development through pre-compliance testing
Elgin IL — Feb 20, 2006 — Quantum Data™, a leading provider of video test equipment, today announced an HDMI Consumer Electronic Control (CEC) Development & Compliance Test Suite for its 882CA video test instruments. CEC is a new HDMI option, which provides automatic power-on, automatic signal routing, and single-point remote control for CEC-enabled products. The new test suite helps manufacturers quickly integrate CEC into their products and perform all CEC-related tests found in the HDMI Compliance Test Specification.
The HDMI-CEC Development & Compliance Test Suite includes:
• Emulated CEC Devices
• Interactive Troubleshooting Environment (ITE)
• Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA)
• Procedural Compliance Test Environment (CTE)
• Test Management Environment (TME)
• Test Point Adapters (TPAs)
The 882CA test instrument has three CEC devices. Manufacturers of DTVs, STBs, DVD players, A/V receivers, recording devices, and repeaters can configure these to test their product’s ability to interoperate with other CEC-enabled products.
The ITE lets developers configure their CEC devices, and send messages and faults, so that both nominal and stressful conditions can be generated.
The ACA provides monitoring and analysis of all auxiliary channels. This allows developers to view and save all DDC & CEC bus traffic – right down to the bit, block, and frame.
The ACA and ITE complement each other. The ITE can initiate specific CEC bus transactions, while the ACA monitors what goes on – so that users can quickly locate and document CEC protocol errors.
The CTE addresses CEC product compliance testing. The CTE compiles a test procedure, conducts tests, logs results, and creates a summary HTML report.
The TME is a graphical environment that houses all the tests. It runs on a PC and communicates with the 882CA over Ethernet.
TPAs connect test equipment to the product under test and provide standard loads (as needed) during CEC compliance tests.
Quantum Data worked closely with HDMI Licensing, LLC as it created the CEC Compliance Test Specification, which identifies the 882CA test instrument, TME software, and TPAs as the recommended CEC compliance test tools.
For a complete list of features and specifications of the series 880, go to
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