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What is the recommended equipment for HDMI sink testing per CTS v1.3a?

Question :

What is the recommended equipment for HDMI sink testing per CTS v1.3a?

Answer :

Recommended Test Equipment for HDMI Compliance Testing per CTS (Compliance Test Specification) V1.3c

HDMI Sink Test

Recommended EquipmentQuantity
OscilloscopeDSA70804, DSA71254, DSA71604 or DSA72004 with Opt 2XL; or
DPO70804, DPO71254, DPO71604, or DPO72004 with Opt 2XL
Other Supported Oscilloscopes 1,2 TDS6804B, TDS6124C and TDS6154C1
Software TDSHT3 - HDMI compliance software (support for CTS V1.3b requires software Version 3.3.0 or higher. Support for CTS V1.3b1 and support of 4-channel measurement requires software Version 4.0 or higher)1
Probes P7313SMA differential SMA probe - use for all differential and single-ended measurements2
Data Generator DTG5334 with (3) DTGM30 modules1 set
Other Supported Data Generators3 DTG5274 with (3) DTGM30 modules can be used but will only support HDMI testing at limited resolution and clock/data rate1 set
Jitter Generator AWG7122B with opt 01 - supports both standard (combined) and Optional (separate clock/data) jitter insertion methods1
Other Supported Jitter Generators AFG3102 - this support only the standard (combined clock/data) jitter insertion method1
TDR System DSA8200 with (1) 80E03 and (1) 80E04 module (for SINK Differential Impedance test)1
Test Fixtures (TPAs)ET-HDMI-TPA-S - HDMI Type A fixture set for Transmitter Test, Receiver Test, and Cable Test. Order from Efficere Technologies.1 set
ConnectorBias-Tees to shift AWG7122B direct clock output to TMDS levels. Order individually as ZX85-12G-S+ from Mini-Circuits2
CablesSMA cables12
AdapterBNC to SMA adapter1
InterfaceNI-GPIB-USB -A/B/HS with Driver Software from National Instruments. Type B/HS is recommended for use with DPO/DSA70000 Series oscilloscopes.1
Power SupplyPower supply 5V1

Transition Time Converters from Picosecond Pulse Labs

Ordering information:

Clock SpeedRise TimeFilter Part Number
27 MHz430 ps5915-100-430PS
74.25 MHz430 ps5915-100-430PS
148.5 MHz200 ps5915-100-200PS
222.75 MHz120 ps5915-100-120PS
335.00 MHz No filter required

Please note that 5915-100-xxx type filter has Female connectors (jack) on both input and output sides. One Male-Male (plug-plug) adapter will be needed for each TTC unit to be connected to DTG output or cable emulator unit directly. Unit with different shape of connectors Female-Male (jack-plug) is available by ordering as 5915-110-xxx, but will be less flexible in connection.


1 Oscilloscopes with bandwidth less than 8 GHz will only support HDMI testing at limited resolution and clock/data rates.

2 16M per channel or greater record length is required for HDMI Compliance test.

3 If the Jitter Generator used is an AFG3102 or an AWG710B, then a single DTGM32 module is also required for use with either DTG model.

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