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Rohde & Schwarz video testers now support testing for ultra-HD consumer electronics equipment

June 5, 2013
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Manufacturers and test houses can now use the R&S VTC and R&S VTE video testers from Rohde & Schwarz to test next-generation HDMI sink devices with ultra-HD or 4k screen resolution. This is possible thanks to the new R&S VT-B360 HDMI TX 300 MHz HDMI module, which is equipped with four parallel HDMI channels with ultra-HD resolution. Tests can be performed on TVs, monitors, projectors and A/V receivers with conventional screen resolutions as well.   

The video testers use the new module to generate HDMI A/V test signals and play them out via one or more outputs, improving the efficiency of product tests during manufacturing. Developers can also compare devices directly with one another.   

In addition, consumer electronics equipment can be tested comprehensively with respect to the HDMI protocol. These tests encompass HDMI protocols such as CEC, E-EDID and the HDMI Ethernet audio channel (HEAC). The new module also offers the option of performing CTS compliance tests on HDMI sinks. Finally, these test systems are ready to keep pace as standards evolve and new extensions are defined. For example, the new 4k 50/60 Hz mode with 4:2:0 pixel encoding is nowsupported.  

 The R&S VT-B360 HDMI TX 300 MHz module is now available from Rohde & Schwarz. For more information, visit www.the-av-experts.com.  

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