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

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

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

HDMI Cable Test

Recommended EquipmentQuantity
OscilloscopeDSA70804 or DPO70804 with Opt 2XL1
Other supported oscilloscopes 1,2DSA71254, DSA71604, DSA72004, DPO71254 with opt 2XL, DPO71604 with Opt 2XL, DPO72004 with Opt 2XL, TDS6804B, TDS6124C and TDS6154C 1
SoftwareTDSHT3 - HDMI compliance software (support for CTS V1.3a requires software Version 3.3.0 or higher) 1
ProbesP7313SMA differential SMA probe - use for all differential and single-ended measurementsMinimum 2
TDRsystemDSA8200 with (1) 80E03 and (1) 80E04 module (for Cable Inter-pair Skew and Far-End Crosstalk tests) 1 set
Test FixturesTPA-P TPA-R and EDID fixtures from Efficere Technologies. Order a set as ET-HDMI-TPA-S1 set
CablesSMA cables 4
ModulesDTG5334 with 3 DTGM30 modules 1 set
Filters

Transition Time Converters from Picosecond Pulse Labs

Ordering information:

Clock SpeedRise TimeFilter Part Number
74.25 MHz (Cat 1 cable)430 ps5915-100-430PS
165 MHz (Cat 2 cable)150 ps5915-100-430PS
335 MHz No filter required

TTC hardware filters for cable test will not be required as TDSHT3 provides the software TTC filters.

Minimum 2 sets
InterfaceNI-GPIB-USB - A/B/HS with Driver Software from National Instruments. Type B/HS is recommended for use with DPO/DSA70000 series scopes.1

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

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