Elgin IL - May 13, 2015 - Quantum Data™, a worldwide provider of video test equipment, today announced enhancements to their DisplayPort 1.2 Video Generator / Analyzer module for the 980 Series Test Platforms. The module is equipped with two (2) transmitter (video generator) ports and a receiver (analyzer) port for testing both DP 1.2 sources and displays at link rates up to 5.4 Gb/s (HBR2) on 1, 2 or 4 lanes. The enhancements being announced pertain to both the video generator function for testing DP 1.2 displays and for the video analyzer function for testing DP 1.2 sources and will be supported in separate 980 system releases.
On the video generator side, the module now supports Multi-Stream Transport (MST) testing and audio testing of DP 1.2 displays. The module’s second transmitter port can emulate an MST source capable of delivering up to four (4) MST streams to an MST branch device or MST-capable display. The MST feature enables users to read the EDIDs and DPCD registers of the downstream displays. The module also now supports audio testing with up to 8 channels of LPCM audio including support for audio over MST streams.
On the video analyzer side for testing DP 1.2 source devices, the 980 DP 1.2 module will support a second option—the DP Protocol Analyzer—in addition to the existing Basic Analyzer option. The Protocol Analyzer option (which requires the Basic Analyzer option to be in place) captures and stores main link data and provides developers with visibility into the protocol data and metadata. The capture utility depicts these data items on a graphical time line as well as a sequential table for viewing the details. The module’s Basic Analyzer option will support emulation of an MST-capable Rx device for testing an MST-capable source device.
The optional Aux Channel Analyzer (ACA), which shows the aux channel traffic such as link training, EDID exchange and HDCP authentication, has been enhanced to show the MST negotiations between the module and an MST-capable source or display.
For a complete list of features of the 980 DP Video Generator / Analyzer module, go to 980 DP Video Generator / Analyzer module.
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