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The HDMI Specification combines uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio, and data in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable. Simplay Labs has developed products specifically designed to test for HDMI compliance and interoperability.

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SL-889 HDMI 2.1 Cat-3 Cable EMI Tester

SL-889 HDMI 2.1 Cat-3 Cable EMI Tester

SL-889 HDMI 2.1 Cat-3 Cable EMI Tester SL-889 HDMI 2.1 Cat-3 Cable EMI Tester The SL-889 HDMI 2.1 Cat-3 Cable EMI Test Tool is designed to validate HDMI Category 3 cables for EMI compliance with the latest High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 2.1 Specification. This tool has been approved by the HDMI Forum Board of Directors for its use in certification of EMI compliance of Ultra High Speed HDMI cables. The SL-889 is developed to provide a calibrated source and reception sink of an actual HDMI 2.1 signal to be used to test radiated emission levels of HDMI cables for compliance. The SL-889 is meant for use in EMI test chambers that can perform CISPR-32 test scans.

Key Features

  • LCD Display
  • Front panel Rx and Tx DUT connections
  • Rotary dial for selection of desired video resolution
  • Calibrated HDMI output level for both TMDS and FRL output
  • Support for multiple TMDS and FRL link rates
    FRL Resolution Link Rate
    3840x2160p60 6 Gbps 4-Lane
    3840x2160p60+eARC 12 Gbps 4-Lane + 98Mbps eARC
    TMDS Resolution Link Rate
    720x480p60 8-bit 27 MHz
    720x480p60 12-bit 41 MHz
    1920x1080p60 8-bit 148 MHz
    1920x1080p60 10-bit 185 MHz
    3840x2160p24 8-bit 297 MHz
    3840x2160p60 8-bit 594 MHz
  • ITU-R BT.1729 Test Pattern with moving element
  • Optional Monitor output for Pre-Test display of test pattern
  • Rugged Low Noise Construction
  • Supplied with 2-meter golden cable and reference scan from actual EMI chamber
  • Shielded Ethernet port for field upgrades
  • 12V 2A DC power

SL-870 eARC Protocol Analyzer

HDMI 2.1 eARC CTS Protocol Analyzer Test Tool

SL-870 eARC Protocol Analyzer The SL-870 eARC Protocol Analyzer is designed to validate source and sink devices for compliance with the latest High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) 2.1 eARC Specification. It supports end user requirements for interoperability and compliance of eARC devices with HDMI 2.1 CTS Test Specification. The analyzer is essential for debugging interoperability issues between eARC devices and can also be used as an eARC audio transmitter or receiver.

Key Features

  • Required by Keysight and Tektronix’s for their Electrical MOI test
  • Generates and receives eARC Data Streams
  • Supports HDMI 2.1 eARC Transmitter devices
  • Supports HDMI 2.1 eARC Receiver devices
  • Comprehensive coverage of HDMI 2.1 CTS eARC Protocol tests
  • Windows PC GUI application with USB connection
  • Individual and Batch test modes
  • Built-in CDF generator or load from Excel file
  • Detailed log with summary report to help root cause issues
  • Supports eARC audio transfers including
    • Uncompressed 2-channel and multi-channel LPCM streams
    • Compressed Dolby© and DTS© multi-channel streams
    • User supplied audio streams
  • Supports capture and display of eARC control channel information including:
    • Timing of common mode channel activity
    • Decoding of eARC control channel messages
  • Validates ARC fall-back mode

CTS Testing Support

The SL-870 supports comprehensive operational testing of the eARC standard.
  • Common Mode Protocol Tests
  • Audio Tests
  • Capability and Other Tests
Waveform and Decoded Messages Display Supports capture and display of common mode control structures and messages. Audio Testing The SL-870 generates the most common audio streams for compliance with CTS test suite. User-supplied audio can also be input to or extracted from the eARC stream via the SL-870’s extensive I/O via the following back panel connectors:
  • TOSLINK optical S/PDIF
  • I2S
  • HDMI

6G HDMI/MHL Audio and Video Generator/Analyzer

Optimized for HDMI 2.0 and can be used in production lines to verify HDCP support

SL-881 6G HDMI/MHL Audio and Video Generator/Analyzer The SL-881 6G Handheld HDMI/MHL Audio and Video Generator (SL-881 AVG) is designed for testing source, sink, or repeater devices, and is compliant to the latest HDMI® 2.0a and MHL® 3.x specifications. The SL-881 AVG can be used either to generate audio and video test patterns, or when equipped with optional features operate as a generator/analyzer to validate HDMI 2.0a Compliance Test Specification (CTS) test IDs for Status and Control Data Channel (SCDC) signals. With its 4.3 inch color touch screen display and user friendly GUI, the SL-881 AVG is easy to use and is designed to expedite HDMI 2.0a- and MHL 3.x-compliant product development.

SL-881 Key Features

UHD (6G, HDMI 2.0a) Audio and Video Pattern Generator
  • Generates audio and video patterns for HDMI 2.0a and MHL 3.x, and analyzes video timings
  • Features one HDMI input, two HDMI outputs, and one MHL micro-USB output
  • Supports High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Portable Device
  • Handheld size
  • Rechargeable Li-Poly battery, up to 4-hour life-cycle
  • 4.3 inch Color Touch Screen Display
  • Selects, controls, and monitors testing

Optional Features

  • Verifies Scrambling setting for HDMI 2.0a devices and systems
  • Verifies Clock Ratio setting for HDMI 2.0a devices and systems
DDC Real-time Monitor
  • Monitors external DDC bus between source and sink devices
  • Monitors input and output ports’ DDC bus activities
EDID Editor
  • Reads EDID from TV
  • Edits EDID contents
  • Programs EDID into HDMI input port

SL 309 Simplay CEC Explorer Development Tool

Recommended As Official Test Tool for HDMI ® Compliance Test Specification Version 1.4 for CEC and CDC Product No Longer Available

SL 309 Simplay CEC Explorer Development Tool
  • Officially recommended test tool for CEC testing
  • Only tool recommended for CDC
  • Only test tool that combines CEC and CDC debugging, emulation, and “message visualization”
  • Enables the CDC portion of HDMI Ethernet Channel testing
  • Enables HDMI Audio Return Channel testing through the CEC messaging
  • Helps develop, simulate and debug all aspects of CEC and CDC protocols
  • Powerful GUI
  • Allows custom test definitions through a scripting interface
Faster time-to-market and lower development costs are what sets leaders apart from the competition. R&D teams must prioritize development cycles to work on functions such as CEC that will make products superior in the marketplace. Simplay Labs understands every aspect of CEC systems development – including hardware, software, integration and deployment. Our CEC R&D systems let you focus on the work that matters.

CEC Explorer Version Features

HDMI CEC Compliance Test Suite (CTS)
  • HDMI CTS: Fully compliant test cases (HDMI CEC CTS v1.4) that allow compliance testing on the DUT
  • Summary Report for CTS Test: Itemizes each test case and records the test results
HDMI CEC Debug, Simulation and Emulation Suite
  • HPD and 5V dialog to set and to read physical address
  • CEC Command Message History: Captures all CEC commands and determines the interaction among different CEC devices on the same bus line
  • Saves and loads CEC command message history including pulse graph
  • CEC Command Pulse Graph: Shows each CEC command in digital waveform, along with timing analysis information
  • Built-in CEC Checking Tool: Checks validity of any CEC command, highlights timing violation as well as incorrect CEC commands, shows meaning of operands
  • Detailed CEC Command Logging: Allows software developers to examine the DUT behavior with other CEC devices with the capability to record all CEC commands from various CEC devices on the same bus line
  • Pulse Editor: Allows timing modification to any CEC command so the developers can test the timing tolerance for specific CEC commands on a DUT
  • Follower Auto Response Programming: Sets the tool to respond to certain CEC commands
  • Customized Scripting Interface: Allows developers to come up with unique test cases for specific CEC testing requirements
  • Sending all specified CEC commands via menue from any CEC logical address to any CEC logical adress
  • Min, max, random and user-defined bit timing setting for start bit, bit timing, acknowledge and AOM
  • Pass-through mode logs all CEC commands on the CEC bus without interaction
  • Ethernet Connection: Uses either DHCP mode for easy connection within corporate network, or fixed IP mode for direct connection between Explorer and a PC

Ordering Information

To order contact Simplay Distributor(s) iST – Integrated Service Technology Email: Weikeng International Co., Ltd Contact: Lin Wu Email: Shenzhen office telephone: +86-755-8294-3322 #335 Simplay Labs, a Lattice Semiconductor company