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June 11th, 2015

Ensuring HDMI 2.0 Interface Standards Using Rohde & Schwarz Testing Family

[SatNews] The R&S VTC/VTE/VTS product family from Rohde & Schwarz now includes additional tests that allow in-depth assessment of 4K/UltraHD consumer electronics equipment for compliance with the HDMI 2.0 interface standards.

These include tests for HDMI sources on devices such as media players or mobile phones as well as for HDMI sinks including TVs, AVV receivers or projectors. The HDMI 2.0 test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz make testing quick and easy. They support manufacturers as they develop products in line with the new interface standard and allow them to get their products to market faster. The solutions are ideal for design engineers and producers of consumer electronics equipment such as set top boxes and Blu-ray players, for chip manufacturers and test houses as well as the wide base electronics market. The R&S VTC/VTE/VTS video testers are designed based on software options and modules, making it easy and cost-effective to extend and upgrade them to meet future requirements. In addition, this ensures investment protection.

The newly certified 6G tests include:
- Source TMDS Protocol (HF1-10; HF1-11; HF1-21; HF1-22) 
- Source Video Timing (HF1-14; HF1-16; HF1-24; HF1-25) 
- Source AVI InfoFrame and GCP (HF1-28)
- Sink Video Timing (HF2-6; HF2-7; HF2-36; HF2-37)
- Sink Pixel Decoding (HF2-24)

The latest firmware version for the Rohde & Schwarz video tester family includes a total of 48 source and sink tests. The associated MOI documents are available from the HDMI Adopter website and the HDMI Forum server. However, the product family goes beyond just protocol tests—it also includes an option that provides electrical tests for HDMI sources for debugging and pre-compliance applications.

The new tests for the R&S VT-B2362 HDMI CTS RX/TX 600 MHz generator and analyzer module are now available from Rohde & Schwarz. The module is available for the R&S VTE, R&S VTE and R&S VTC video testers. For additional information and a list of the supported test IDs, visit http://www.the-av-experts.com/.