Keysight MOI Now Supports HDMI and Cable Assembly Compliance Testing


Keysight Technologies, Inc. a global test and measurement products and solutions provider has announced its Method of Implementation (MOI) document for HDMI Ethernet and Audio Channel (HEAC) cable assembly testing, as defined in version 1.4b of the HDMI Compliance Test Specification, using the ENA Series network analyzer’s enhanced time domain analysis option (E5071C-TDR).

HDMI Ethernet Channel, a new technology added to version 1.4b of the HDMI specification, consolidates video, audio and data streams into a single HDMI cable. Doing so combines the unmatched signal quality and convenience of HDMI connectivity with the power and flexibility of home entertainment networking. To ensure these cables comply with the HDMI standard, they must be tested in accordance with the HDMI 1.4b compliance test specification.

Keysight’s MOI eases this process by providing engineers with a measurement guide of procedures for both time and frequency domains tests defined in the HDMI 1.4b Compliance Test Specification. Using the new MOI, and a test package such as a state file, cable assembly and product integrator manufacturers can now more efficiently perform HDMI 1.4b HEAC interface S-parameter and impedance testing with the E5071C-TDR.

“Our recent addition of an MOI for HEAC is yet another example of our commitment to ensuring customers have the capabilities they need to address high-speed measurement challenges as they arise.” said Akira Nukiyama, vice president and general manager, Keysight’s Component Test Division. “Keysight offers MOIs for many high-speed digital applications, such as HDMI, USB, and PCI Express.”

Keysight is a global electronic measurement technology provider, helping to transform its customers’ measurement experience through innovation in wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight provides electronic measurement instruments and systems and related software, software design tools and services used in the design, development, manufacture, installation, deployment and operation of electronic equipment.