Tektronix has released HDMI 2.0 specs covering the HDMI 2.0 transmitter tests and Direct Synthesis based receiver tests, and cable test requirements for fast, consistent and accurate test results. HDMI 2.0 supports Ultra HD or 4K televisions while using existing cabling for backward compatibility. It significantly increases bandwidth to 18Gbps and adds such features as 32 audio channels and simultaneous delivery of video and audio streams to multiple users.
"As a contributor to the HDMI 2.0 test specification and one of the leading providers of HDMI test solutions globally, Tektronix is uniquely qualified to help our customers bring Ultra HD/4k televisions and other HDMI 2.0 certified products to market," said Brian Reich, general manager Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "This solution provides HDMI 2.0 compliance test support and addresses electrical test requirements with a simple and reliable environment that shortens time to market."
Tektronix says its HDMI 2.0 test solution significantly reduces test set-up complexity through the use of new automation framework for Tx testing and a direct synthesis approach for Receiver testing. Instead of requiring engineers to set-up multiple pieces of equipment, the Tektronix solution uses an AWG70000 arbitrary waveform generator to produce required test signals and specified impairments automatically. This potentially reduces test times from days to few hours, claims Tektronixs.