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Tips and Tricks: Interpretation of HDMI EDID Data with the WFM5250 SDI/HDMI Waveform Monitor


The popular High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) incorporates the High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) which can severely limit the possibilities for analysis if the measuring device is not HDCP compliant. A key element of HDCP is the encryption key that is unique to the source and sink devices which is established through a protocol exchange and structured into the Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) packets. Read this brief to learn how to use the WFM5250 Waveform Monitor to analyze the EDID packets.