M41h Video Analyzer / Generator for HDMI Testing

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The Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata M41h 48G Video Analyzer/Generator for HDMI Testing is a compact versatile test instruments offering entry level functional testing that can be extended through software licenses to full compliance testers with sophisticated analysis and diagnostic capabilities. The M41h enables design and test engineers to validate their products for interoperability and reliability for the HDMI 2.1 video interface. The M41h is a flexible test instrument that can be upgraded from a functional tester for sources and sinks to a sophisticated analyzer and, if desired, can test full standards compliance, enabling developers to pre-test or self-test independently, reducing delays and costs during the product development cycle.

The M41h equipped with both an HDMI Tx port and an HDMI Rx port for testing FRL-capable and TMDS sources and sinks up to aggregate data rates of 48Gb/s. The M41h is also supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Tx/Rx functional testing and compliance testing or both eARC Tx devices and eARC Rx devices.

View the M41h Product Presentation for details on the features and functions supported.

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The HDMI Rx port provides deep analysis capabilities for HDMI 2.1 Fixed Rate Link (FRL) with  Forward Error Correction (FEC) up to 48Gbps (12Gbps/Channel). The HDMI Rx analyzer port provides visibility into the Fixed Rate Link packetization—FRL packets, Character blocks and Super blocks. The instrument also supports analysis of the FRL link training functions of a receiver in the FRL mode in both 3 lane and 4 lane configurations to test a source's FRL link training function. Deep analysis of FRL source streams or TMDS streams enables you to identify and resolve interoperability problems early in the product life cycle. The M41h depicts the incoming FRL packet structure and associated control elements. This includes depicting the Character Block structure and Super Block structure. All FRL packet data elements are assigned precise timestamps. Once the FRL stream is captured you can view and analyze the underlying TMDS (tri-byte) contents as well.

The M41h is also equipped with an HDMI Tx port for video generation of FRL streams to support testing of FRL-capable displays. The video generator function enables you to run tests on FRL-capable display devices by rendering FRL streams up to 8K video resolutions at lane rates up to 12Gb/s and at an aggregate link rate of 48Gb/s. The video generator function supports free selection of specific video formats (including 8K), colorimetry, bit depth, chroma subsampling and test patterns in both the FRL and TMDS modes.

In addition to the rich set of analysis and video generation features, the M41h also supports the Fixed Rate Link (FRL) source and sink video, audio and protocol compliance test suites for certification of both FRL source and sink devices. These industry-approved comprehensive test suites enable you to pre-test or self-test your FRL capable source or sink device in the comfort of your own lab.

The M41h is also supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Tx/Rx functional testing. The solution provides emulation of an eARC Tx and Rx functions over the eARC Common Mode and Differential Mode data channels. The instrument supports discovery and disconnnect, heartbeat, status and capabilities data structure. You can monitor and transmit audio through the eARC audio channels. The instrument also supports the full suite of Enhanced Audio Return Channel compliance tests for self-testing or pre-testing for both eARC Tx and eARC Rx devices.

The following are a list of features and benefits for the M41h instrument.

Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Source AnalysisProvides deep analysis test features necessary to test the development of your HDMI 2.1 TMDS or FRL-capable source device. The M41h depicts the incoming TMDS and FRL packet structures and associated elements. For FRL this includes depicting the Character Block structure and Super Block structure. All FRL packet data elements are assigned precise timestamps. Users can view the embedded TMDS (tri-byte data) capture and the image frames as well to verify their FRL packetization. Extensive searching and filtering capabilities supported.

Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Video GenerationSupports video generation of FRL streams to test FRL-capable displays at up to 8K video resolutions at lane rates up to 12Gb/s and at an aggregate link rate of 48Gb/s. Feature supports free selection of format resolution, frame rate, bit depth, colorimetry, high dynamic range, test pattern, etc.

Link Training - Supports link training either as a source (video generator) or as a sink (protocol analyzer) through EDID and SCDC register transactions in accordance with the link training states defined in the HDMI 2.1 specification. Monitor Link Training transactions in the Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) utility to show SCDC reads and writes over the DDC channel.

Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Source Compliance Test – Run compliance tests on your Fixed Rate Link-capable source device. Test suite includes Protocol, Link Training, Video Encoding, Video Timing, Audio, InfoFrame, EDID, etc.

Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Sink Compliance Test – Run compliance tests on your Fixed Rate Link-capable sink device. Test suite includes Character Error Detection, Reed Solomon, Video Decoding, Video Timing, Audio, InfoFrame, EDID, etc.

Forward Error Correction - Reports the Lane Error Counts and Reed Solomon Corrections Count in the SCDC Reed Solomon Corrections Counter registers.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Tx Functional Test – Provides emulation of an eARC Tx function over the eARC Common Mode data channel. Supports discovery and disconnnect, heartbeat, status and capabilities data structure. Supports functional testing of the differential mode by enabling users to inject audio for transmission over the eARC channel using the 990's internal sine wave generator.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Rx Functional Test – Provides emulation of an eARC Rx function over the eARC Common Mode data channel. Supports discovery and disconnnect, heartbeat, status and capabilities data structure. Supports functional testing of the differential mode by enabling users to monitor the incoming audio metadata and to extract the incoming audio for monitoring by an external device.

Data Portability – Data portability enables you to share capture data and compliance test results with colleagues, subject matter experts at other corporate locations and other experts for analysis. The 980 test instrument is not required to view the test results. The data can be viewed through the M41h Advanced Test Platform GUI which is free and available from the Teledyne LeCroy quantumdata website.

The following options are available for the M41h 48G Video Analyzer / Generator for HDMI Testing:

Ordering Product Codes:

  • 00-00258:  M41h tester. Includes emulation and functional testing for HDMI sources & sinks.             
                      Includes Aux Channel Analyzer (ACA) function.
  • 95-00209:  M41x Rack Mount kit.
  • 95-00195:  Source functional test. Includes Capture Analysis and UHD Alliance Tests.
  • 95-00201:  Sink functional test. Includes UHD Alliance test patterns.
  • 95-00204:  eARC Tx (Sink) functional testing. Supports emulation of an eARC Rx device and
                      Common mode monitoring with the Aux Channel Analyzer (ACA).
  • 95-00199:  eARC Rx (Source) functional testing. Supports emulation of an eARC Tx device and
                      Common mode monitoring with the Aux Channel Analyzer (ACA).
  • 95-00196:  FRL Source compliance tests (requires 95-00195).
  • 95-00202:  FRL Sink compliance tests (requires 95-00201).
  • 95-00205:  eARC Tx (Sink) compliance tests (requires 95-00204).
  • 95-00200:  eARC Rx (Source) compliance tests (requires 95-00199).
  • 95-00198:  HDCP 2.2 Source compliance tests (requires 95-00195).
  • 95-00206:  HDCP 2.2 Sink compliance tests (requires 95-00201).
  • 95-00197:  HDMI 2.0 (2.1) & 1.4 TMDS Source compliance tests, includes "Gaming" Source
                       compliance tests (requires 95-00196).
  • 95-00203:  HDMI 2.0 (2.1) & 1.4 TMDS Sink compliance tests, includes "Gaming" Sink
                       compliance tests (requires 95-00201).
  • 95-00208:  Sink HDR Tests (Dolby, HDR Lab) (requires 95-00201).

 

 

 

 

The following compliance test packages are available for the M41h 48G Video Analyzer / Generator for HDMI Testing.

Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Source Compliance Test – Run compliance testing on your Fixed Rate Link-capable source device. Test sections covered include: Protocols, Link Training, 8 Bit/C Pixel Encoding, Deep Color Pixel Encoding, 8 Bit/component Video Timing, Deep Color Video Timing, 3D Video Timing, Audio Encoding, 3D Audio Encoding, Multi-Stream Audio Encoding, AVI/GCP InfoFrame.

Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Sink Compliance Test – Run compliance testing on your Fixed Rate Link-capable sink device. Test sections covered include: Character Error Detection (CED), Reed Solomon Error Injection/Detection 8 Bit/component Pixel Decoding, Deep Color Pixel Decoding, 8 Bit/component Timing, Deep Color Timing, Multi-Stream Audio Decoding, Vendor Specific InfoFrame, EDID.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Tx Compliance Test – Supports all Common Mode and Differential mode eARC compliance tests for eARC Tx devices.

Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) Rx Compliance Test – Supports all Common Mode and Differential mode eARC compliance tests for eARC Rx devices.

TMDS Source Compliance Test (HDMI 2.0 / 1.4) – Run compliance testing on your TMDS source device. Test sections covered include: TMDS Protocols, Pixel Encoding, Video Timing, Audio, HDR, Read Request, EDID/E-DDC, AVI/GCP InfoFrame and Gaming compliance tests.

TMDS Sink Compliance Test (HDMI 2.0 / 1.4) – Run compliance testing on your TMDS sink device. Test sections covered include: TMDS Protocols, Pixel Encoding, EDID, Video Timing, Audio, HDR, Read Request, EDID/E-DDC, HDMI/VSIF InfoFrame and Gaming compliance tests.

HDMI UHD Alliance Source Compliance Test Support - Run UHD Alliance source compliance tests for Electro-optical transfer function, Codec color precision, Color Gamut, Resolution, Metadata, Frame Rate.

HDCP 2.3  compliance tests – Run HDCP 2.3 on HDMI sources, sinks and repeaters.

 

 

The following is a list of some of important specifications of the M41h 48G Video Analyzer / Generator module for HDMI Testing. Please also refer to the data sheet for a list of all features, benefits, options and specifications.

HDMI Capabilities

  • HDMI Version: up to HDMI 2.1
  • Standard Formats: CEA, VESA
  • Protocols: FRL with FEC, TMDS, eARC
  • FRL Bit Rates: 3, 6, 8, 10 &12Gb/s
  • Max Pixel Rate: 1485MHz
  • Color Depths: 8, 10, 12 & 18 bits per component
  • Capture Memory: 8GBytes

Connectors - Front

  • HDMI Connectors (2): In/Rx HDMI Type A; Category 2. Out/Tx HDMI Type A; Category 2.
  • DDC Source: Used for eARC Tx EDID test.
  • USB (2): Used for connecting keyboard and mouse for Advanced Test Platform GUI.

Connectors - Back

  • HDMI Connector: Out/Tx HDMI Type A; Category 2. Used for connecting external display for Advanced Test Platform GUI.
  • DisplayPort Connector: Out/Tx DP Standard. Used for connecting external display for Advanced Test Platform GUI.
  • USB (2): Used for connecting keyboard and mouse for Advanced Test Platform GUI and for external storage.
  • RJ-45 E1: For admin control over LAN from computer running the Advanced Test Platform GUI.
  • RCA (2): SPDIF IN for injecting audio; SPDIF OUT for extracting incoming audio.
  • BNC (2): Trigger IN/OUT for triggering captures.
  • All other Connectors: Reserved for future use.

Physical/Electrical/Admin

  • Power: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 200 Watts.
  • Weight: 11.15 LBS; 5.057 Kg.
  • Size: Height: 3.44 in. (8.74 cm) Width: 9.57 in. (24.30 cm) Depth: 10.94 in. (27.79 cm).
  • Rack-Mountable: 2 RU mounts in 19 inch rack with mounting brackets (provided).
  • Internal Speaker: Speaker with volume control for monitoring incoming audio.
  • Command Line Control: Ethernet (RJ-45)  for external GUI and telnet. Or, Keyboard/mouse connected to USB ports with external display at HDMI or DisplayPort admin port.
  • Environmental: Operating Temp: 32 to 104 (F); 0 to 40 (C).

 

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