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HDMI TMDS Signal Generator

HDMI TMDS Signal Generator
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Precise characterization of HDMI Sink devices with new E4887A HDMI TMDS Signal Generator Platform

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More color depth and better resolution increase the bit rate of HDMI™ interfaces of the currently released HDMI 1.3 specification. To ensure proper interoperability even with long cables the re-quirements for HDMI sink and source devices are becoming harder and specifications getting tighter.

The E4887A HDMI TMDS Signal Generator Platform includes three configurations that meet individual test needs:

1) An economical HDMI high-speed tester starting at 740 Mb/s up to 3.4 Gb/s, offering stimulus and debug for all HDMI rates (E4887A-003). Users can test the jitter tolerance, simplify connections to plug adapters, and generate video formats at fast transition times and low jitter.

2) The standard compliant and characterization tester for all data rates up to 3.4 Gb/s offers fast pass/fail testing including characterization for combined and separate jitter tolerance testing.

3) The high-resolution HDMI TMDS signal generator for in-depth characterization and compliance testing (E4887A-007), allowing the addition of devices up to 7 Gb/s that have already been introduced, stated into the Compliance Test Specification and used by most Authorized Test Centers.

The Agilent E4887A HDMI TMDS Signal Generator Platform is a flexible, expandable platform that can evolve to suit future test needs. It provides fully automated test with the N5990A test automation platform from the Agilent solution partner BitifEye. The standardized test reports allow comparison and exchange between the Authorized Test Center, research and development divisions, and all other users of the N5990A test automation software platform.

For more information on the N5990A Test Automation Platform please visit: Automated Compliance and Device Characterization Tests

Agilent provides source testing based on Agilent’s DSO80000 Series Real-Time Oscilloscopes which is compliant to the current revision of the HDMI specification. For more information please visit: N5399A HDMI Electrical Performance Validation and Compliance Software

HDMI TDR tests are covered by the 86100C Digital Communication Analyzer Platform. For more information visit: 86100C Infiniium DCA-J Wide Bandwidth Oscilloscope with TDR module

HDMI cable tests are covered by the 5071C Network Analyzer. For more information visit: E5071C ENA RF network analyzer

The use of the E4887A TMDS Signal Generator can be easily extended to other high-speed gigabit technologies. Simply upgrade the E4887A with generators and analyzers of the flexible ParBERT 81250 System. For more informationvisit: ParBERT 81250

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Key Specification

Key Benefits

  • Flexible and expandable platform to growth with future test needs
  • Full automated support by N5990A Test Automation Platform
  • Excellent signal performance with low intrinsic jitter and fast transition times
  • Separate and combined jitter tolerance testing for clock and data

Timing Specifications for E4887A-007

  • Frequency range: 620 Mb/s up to 7 Gb/s
  • Skew between data channels: 20 ps typ.
  • Delay accuracy ±10 ps ±20 ppm relative to zero-delay placement
  • Relative delay accuracy ±2 ps ±2
E4887A OPTIONS (29)
8121-1226 Power Cord Cable Assembly - Europe and South Korea C13, 10A, 250V
81250A-900 Power cord - United Kingdom
81250A-901 Power cord - Australia and New Zealand
81250A-902 Power cord - Continental Europe
81250A-903 Power cord - United States and Canada (120V)
81250A-906 Power cord - Switzerland
81250A-912 Power cord - Denmark
81250A-917 Power cord - India
81250A-918 Power cord - Japan
81250A-919 Power Cord - Israel
81250A-920 Power Cord-Argentina
81250A-921 Power Cord-Chile
81250A-922 Power cord - China
81250A-927 Power cord - Thailand
E4887A-003 Economic HDMI Signal Generator up to 3.4 Gb/s
E4887A-007 HDMI TMDS Signal Generator up to 7 Gb/s
E4887A-037 HDMI TMDS Signal Generator up to 3.4 Gb/s
E4887A-101 CTS 1.3 compliant low-speed cable emulator (less than 75MHz)
E4887A-102 CTS 1.3 compliant high-speed cable emulator (exceed 75MHz)
E4887A-103 CTS 1.3 compliant passive EQ type cable emulator (box with 8 channels)
E4887A-105 HDMI cable emulator for 270Mbps TP2 Automotive using with E4887A-106, trace length 1590mm
E4887A-106 HDMI cable emulator for 742.5Mbps TP2 Automotive, trace length 2810mm
E4887A-107 HDMI cable emulator for 742.5Mbps TP5, trace length 620mmble Emulator No. 7
E4887A-303 Accessory and Cable Kit for E4887A-003 HDMI Signal Generator
E4887A-308 Accessory and Cable Kit for E4887A-007 HDMI TMDS Signal Generator
E4887A-310 Accessory and Cable Kit for E4887A-037 HDMI TMDS Signal Generator
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PS-S20 Startup assistance
PS-S20-02 Recommended Startup assistance
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