Agilent Technologies Unveils Support for Sink Tests

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced support for the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) sink tests through its M8190A arbitrary waveform generator and enhanced N5990A test-automation software.

The Agilent solution gives engineers a new way to conduct sink testing and provides a cost-effective and compact alternative to Agilent’s well-established E4887A HDMI TMDS signal generator platform. The new test solution reduces development costs while providing accurate test results with greater flexibility than other HDMI and MHL test solutions.

Full test-automation software is available, which speeds up testing. It allows engineers to test the performance of HDMI and MHL-enabled devices efficiently and with fast test throughput, increasing productivity.

Test-Solutions

The two AWG modules required for HDMI sink testing fit in a single mainframe. Other benefits of the Agilent HDMI and MHL 2.0 AWG sink testing solution include:

  • Cost-effective configurations.
  • Compact setups that eliminate the need for external clock and jitter sources and cable emulators.
  • Unique test-automation capabilities with industry’s broad test coverage, using N5990A software to control the HDMI and MHL signal generators and oscilloscope.

Agilent’s HDMI and MHL 2.0 sink testing solution comprises the following products:

  •  Infiniium 90000A Series oscilloscope and N5399B compliance test software for calibrating sink test configurations.
  •  M8190A-based HDMI and MHL signal generators.
  •  N5990A test-automation software from Agilent’s solution partner BitifEye.

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