Tektronix Releases Software for HDMI™ Compliance Test (CTS) Version 1.3b Next Generation HDMI Test Software Now Available
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BEAVERTON, Ore.

Tektronix, Inc. , a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, announced that its TDSHT3 software has been upgraded to support the HDMI compliance test specification version 1.3b. The Tektronix TDSHT3 software now supports all of the HDMI compliance test procedures as per the latest CTS1.3b document. With this upgrade now available, Tektronix offers customers the most complete and cost effective test suite for performing HDMI 1.3b compliance testing.

Tektronix now supports physical layer compliance test solution per the CTS 1.3b specifications using the real time oscilloscopes, sampling oscilloscopes, signal generators, differential probes and test fixtures. TDSHT3 is an HDMI compliance test software resident on a Tektronix oscilloscope controlling the signal generators in a closed loop mechanism to automatically perform the needed complex cable and sink tests.

"With the release of TDSHT3 version 3.3.1, Tektronix provides a complete test suite for HDMI 1.3b physical layer compliance testing," said Jit Lim, Manager of Technology Solutions, Instruments Business, Tektronix, Inc. "Tektronix is committed to providing engineers with the industry-leading serial data test capabilities to speed their HDMI 1.3 tests and improve time to market."

HDMI 1.3 is the most significant upgrade yet in the specification that has become the de facto standard interface for high-definition devices including DVD players, HD televisions, and the newest gaming devices. HDMI 1.3 defines the latest high-definition (HD) video and audio technology that began hitting the consumer market late last year and continues to roll-out in 2007.

"High quality test and measurement instruments and solutions are fundamental to ensure compliance with the HDMI CTS 1.3b and ultimately the development of successful products that implement the HDMI 1.3 specification," said Leslie Chard, president of HDMI Licensing, LLC. "Tektronix has demonstrated its value to HDMI adopters over the past several years with its test solutions. The upgrade of TDSHT3 to support version 1.3b of the CTS continues this tradition of quality and commitment by Tektronix, and adds significant value to our members."

The complete Tektronix test solution for HDMI CTS 1.3b includes high-performance hardware and comprehensive software for design and test engineers in consumer electronics, semiconductor and cable manufacturers. Key elements incorporated into the CTS 1.3b test solution include the new DPO70804 real-time oscilloscope, the new 3.3.1 version of TDSHT3 HDMI compliance test software, DSA8200 sampling oscilloscope for time domain reflectometry (TDR) with 80E03 and an 80E04 modules, DTG5334 data timing generator with DTGM30 modules, and P7313SMA differential SMA probes. Sink testing will also include a choice among the AWG7102 arbitrary waveform signal generator, AFG3102 arbitrary function generator with the DTGM32 module, or AWG710B with a DTGM32 module. The DSA8200 with I-connect software provides the most cost effective and innovative TDR test capability and adds new test capability that provides a cost effective alternate to a VNA based setup.

Pricing and Availability

The U.S. MSRP of the new TDSHT3 is $5000.00. For existing TDSHT3 customers, the upgrade is $1000.00. The software is currently available for order and delivery.

About HDMI 1.3

In June 2006, the HDMI Founders -- Hitachi, Matsushita (Panasonic), Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, Thomson and Toshiba -- announced the HDMI 1.3 specification, the most significant upgrade yet in the interface that has become the de facto standard interface for high-definition devices. HDMI 1.3 more than doubles HDMI's bandwidth and adds support for Deep Color technology, a broader color space, new digital audio formats, automatic audio/video synching capability ("lip sync") and an optional smaller connector for use with portable devices such as digital still cameras and camcorders.

About HDMI

HDMI is the first and only consumer electronics industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. By delivering crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.

About Tektronix

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries -- as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is http://www.tektronix.com/.

Tektronix is a registered trademark of Tektronix, Inc. All other trade names referenced are the service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: beth.p.woodward@tektronix.com

SOURCE: Tektronix, Inc.

CONTACT: Gary Grossman of Tektronix, +1-503-627-1097,
gary.grossman@tektronix.com


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