980 Protocol Analyzer User Guide for MHL Compliance Testing

980 Protocol Analyzer User Guide for MHL Compliance Testing
980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator - User Guide
Rev. A5
980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator Module
User Guide
Rev: A5
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Table of Contents
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About the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator Module
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1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Scope of this User Guide
Changes to this User Guide
What options are available with the 980?
980 User Interface
Getting Started
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2.1
2.2
What is shipped with the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module?
Operational workflow for HDMI Video Pattern Testing
Testing HDMI Displays with the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module
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3.1 Workflow for running the video pattern testing of HDMI 2.0 displays
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3.2 Connector Description
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3.3 Making the physical HDMI connections
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3.4 Navigating through the 980 GUI Manager interface
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3.5 Selecting HDMI or DVI formats
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3.6 Selecting formats (resolutions)
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3.7 Configuring the format Settings
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3.8 Selecting Test Patterns
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3.9 Testing 3D Displays
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3.10
Testing 4:2:0 Capable Displays
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3.11
Viewing the EDID of a connected display
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3.12
Viewing the SCDC register contents of a connected display
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3.13
Selecting audio formats
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3.14
Testing HDCP 1.4 on a connected display
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3.15
Testing HDCP 2.2 on a connected display
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3.16
Viewing Metadata Packets Transmitted to a Connected Display
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Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) Utilities
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4.1 Aux Channel Analyzer and ACA Remote Control – For Real Time Viewing of HDMI Aux Channel Data 74
4.2 Monitoring Auxiliary Channel transactions from the External 980 GUI Manager with the ACA Remote
Control panel
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4.3 Viewing Stored HDMI auxiliary channel traces on a PC with the ACA Data Viewer utility
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4.
Pattern List Editor
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5.1 Creating a custom list of test patterns
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5.2 Applying a custom Pattern List
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5.3 Viewing a custom Pattern List
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Format List Editor
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6.1
6.2
6.3
Creating a custom Format List
Applying a custom Format List
Viewing a custom Format List
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Format Editor
7.1 Accessing the Format Editor
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7.2 Format Editor - Basic Window Configuration and Operation
7.3 Format Editor – New Format
7.4 New Format - Digital Video Tab
7.5 New Format - Digital Audio Tab
7.6 New Format - AFD Tab
7.7 Format Editor - Open
7.8 Format Editor - Save
7.9 Creating a new format using the Format Editor
7.10
Modifying an existing format using the Format Editor
7.
Command Reference
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8.2
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Accessing the Command Line
Command Line Conventions
Video-Related commands
8.
Upgrading the 980 Manager and 980
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Image Reference
10.1
Standard image descriptions
10.2
3DXTalk
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Acer1
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Acer2
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Acer3, Acer4, Acer5, Acer6
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Acer7 and Acer8
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Acer9
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AFDtest
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Anamorph
10.10 AnsiGray
10.11 AnsiLght
10.12 Apple 1
10.13 Audio_L, Audio_Lf, Audio_R, Audio_Rf, Audio_X, Audio_Xf
10.14 Audio_1, Audio_1f, Audio_2, Audio_2f, Audio_3, Audio_3f, Audio_4, Audio_4f, Audio_5, Audio_5f ,
Audio_6, Audio_6f, Audio_7, Audio_7f, Audio_8, Audio_8f
10.15 BarBlack
10.16 BLU_EM, GRN_EM, RED_EM, WHT_EM, MEME1111, MEMESony, MESony_B, MESony_G, and
MESony_R
10.17 BLU_EM+, GRN_EM+, RED_EM+, WHT_EM+, MEMEPlus, MEPlus_B, MEPlus_G, and MEPlus_R
10.18 BLU_PIC, GRAY_PIC, GRN_PIC, RED_PIC, WHT_PIC
10.19 Bosch
10.20 Box_50mm, Box_64mm, Box100mm, Box150mm, Box200mm, Box250mm
10.21 BriteBox
10.22 Burst (TV formats only)
10.23 BurstTCE
10.24 CECTest1, CECTest2
10.25 Check511
10.26 CheckBy3
10.27 CheckBy6
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10.34 ComFocus
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10.35 Crosshtch
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10.36 Cubes
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10.37 CUBES3D
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10.38 DecodAdj
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10.39 DecodChk
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10.40 Diamond1
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10.41 Dot1606, Dot1610, Dot1612, Dot1615, Dot1812, Dot1815, Dot2016
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10.43 DV_Swing, DVSwing2
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10.44 Dyna
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10.45 EdidData, Edid2
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10.46 EdidHdmi1, EdidHdmi2
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10.47 Elbit
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10.48 EMITest1 , EMITest3 , EMITest3 , EMITest4 , EMITest5
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10.49 Examples
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10.50 Flat, Flat07, Flat13, Flat20, Flat27, Flat33, Flat40, Flat47, Flat53, Flat60, Flat67, Flat73, Flat80, Flat87,
Flat93, FlatGray, Flat_01, Flat_02, Flat_03, Flat_04, Flat_05, Flat_06, Flat_07, Flat_08, Flat_09, Flat_10, Flat_11,
Flat_12, Flat_13, Flat_14, Flat_15, Flat_16
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10.51 Flat_B, Flat_G, Flat_R
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10.52 FlashRGB
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10.53 Focus20
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10.54 FocusC14
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10.55 FocusCCx
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10.56 FocusEM
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10.57 FocusEMP
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10.58 FocusM00 - FocusM15
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10.59 [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
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10.61 Focus_H
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10.62 Focus_MM
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10.63 Focus_Oo
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10.64 FontViewer
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10.65 Format
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10.71 GraysAll
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10.72 GraysMHL
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10.73 Gray_PIC
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10.74 Grill_11, Grill_15, Grill_22, Grill_33, Grill_44
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10.75 GRN_EM, GRM_EM+, GRN_HTCH, GRN_PIC
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10.76 H_Stair
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10.77 HalfArea
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10.78 HalfClk
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10.79 Hat1606, Hat1610, Hat1612, Hat1615
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10.80 Hat1606A, Hat1610A, Hat1612A, Hat1615A
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10.81 Hat1812, Hat1815
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10.82 Hat1812A, Hat1815A
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10.83 Hat2016
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10.84 Hat2016A
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10.85 Hatch_6, Hatch_10i, Hatch_10o, Hatch_12i, Hatch_12o, Hatch_24i, Hatch_24o, Hatch_24s, Hatch_G,
Hatch_M, GRN_HTCH, and MAGENTA
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10.86 Hatch_16, Hatch_20
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10.87 Hatch20
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10.88 Hatch4x3, Hatch5x4 and Hatch8x8
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10.89 Hatch64W
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10.90 HdcpProd, Hdcp2
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10.91 Hitatchi
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10.92 HiLoTrk
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10.93 HSVnRGB
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10.94 Imex1
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10.95 InFocus1
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10.96 InFocus2
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10.97 KanjiKAN
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10.98 L80
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10.99 LGLCDTVB, LGLCDTVG, LGLCDTVR, LGLCDTVW
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LGRamp
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Linearty (Linearity)
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LinFocus
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LipSync, LipSyncB
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MAGENTA
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Master
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MESony_R, MESony_G, MESony_B,
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MEMEPlus, MEPlus_B, MEPlus_G, and MEPlus_R
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MnslCLR
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MnslGM
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MnslPG
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MoireX, MoireX33, MoireY, MoireY33
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Monoscope
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MSony7, MSony8
MulBurst
Needle
Orion
Outline0, Outline1, Outline2, Outline3
OverScan
P1
P2
P3
P4
P5
P6
P6_Sony
P7
P8
P9
PacketTx
Pairing
PanBars
PdsCrt1
PdsCrt2
Persist
PgBar64H, PgBar64V
PgCB, PgCG, PgCR, PgCW, PgCWrgb
Philips1
PixelRep
Pluge
PRN24bit
PRN_5, PRN_9
PulseBar
QuartBox
Ramp
Ramp12
RampDif
RampX
Ramp_B, Ramp_G, and Ramp_R
Raster
RED_EM, RED_EM+
Regulate
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Samsung3
Samsung 4
Samsung5
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SamsungT
Set01k
Sharpnes
SlideBox
SMPTE133
SMPTEbar, SMPTEbr2
Sony6
Sony6WLC
sRGBflat
Staircase
Strokes0, Strokes1
TAARamp
Taffeta
Text_9, Text_9T, Text_11, Text_12T, Text_16
TextFlat
ThreeBar
TintAlign
Toshiba
TPVAOC1 and TPVAOC2
TTECorp1
TVBar100 & TVBar_75 (TV formats only)
TVBarH
TVHatch
TVoutLin
TVSplBar
WHT_EM, WHT_EM+
ZonePlt
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1. About the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator Module
This chapter provides an overview of features of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module and the 980 GUI
Manager. The module can be equipped in either of the following 980 Advanced Test Platforms:
1) The 980B Advanced Test Platform – 5-slot chassis with a 15 inch touch display
2) The 980R Advanced Test Platform - 5-slot rack mountable chassis with a 7 inch touch display
The 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module supports video pattern testing and audio testing of 4Kx2K (ultra-high
definition) HDMI 2.0 sink devices with pixel rates up to 600MHz. It is equipped with one (1) Tx port.
The 980 GUI Manager is a PC application to manage and use the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module.
1.1
Scope of this User Guide
This User Guide provides descriptive and procedural information on the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module for
testing HDMI sink devices.
Although you can operate the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module through the “embedded GUI,” most of the
examples used in the procedures in this User Guide are taken from the external standalone PC 980 GUI Manager.
The procedures are nearly identical between the embedded GUI running through the 980/980B front panel display
and the external standalone PC application but the look and feel is slightly different.
There are separate User Guides for the other 980/980B modules. The following is a list of the User Guides
available with the 980/980B and its modules. These are available from the downloads and product web pages of
the Quantum Data website http://www.quantumdata.com/products/980.asp:
The following is a list of the User Guides available for the 980 systems:

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Gen 3 System – This User Guide covers source analysis testing for HDMI and
MHL source devices as well as various transmitter features. This user guide is specifically for the functions of
the 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Gen 3 system sold through 2012.
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980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module – This User Guide covers source analysis features of the 980 HDMI
Protocol Analyzer module. Used in conjunction with the 980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide for
purchases in 2013.

980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide – This Quick Start Guide covers startup procedures for the
980/980B platform. Used in conjunction with the 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Module User Guide for
purchases in 2013.

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module – This User Guide covers source analysis testing for HDMI and MHL
source devices as well as various transmitter features. This user guide is specifically for the functions of the
980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module equipped in one of the 980 Advanced Test Platform slots (980 Gen 3 or
980B). Used in conjunction with the 980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide.

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer HDMI/MHL Source Compliance Test – This User Guide covers source
compliance testing for both MHL and HDMI sources. These compliance test applications are provided by the
980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module or the 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Gen 3 system. Used in conjunction
with the 980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide.

980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer HDMI/MHL Sink Compliance Test – This User Guide covers sink compliance
testing for both MHL and HDMI sinks (and MHL dongles). These compliance test applications are provided by
the 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer module or the 980 HDMI Protocol Analyzer Gen 3 system. Used in
conjunction with the 980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide.

980 MHL CBUS Compliance Test Module - This User Guide covers MHL CBUS compliance testing for both
MHL sources as well as sinks and dongles. This compliance test applications are provided by the 980 CBUS
Compliance Test module. Used in conjunction with the 980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide.

980 HDMI Video Generator module – This User Guide covers the features and functions offered by the 980
HDMI Video Generator module. Used in conjunction with the 980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide.

980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module (This User Guide.) – This User Guide covers the features and
functions offered by the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module. Used in conjunction with the 980 Advanced
Test Platform Quick Start Guide.
1.2
Changes to this User Guide
The following changes were made to this User Guide:

Added support for HDCP 2.2 testing including sample ACA screens.
Note: Please be sure to check the Quantum Data website for updates to this User Guide.
1.3
What options are available with the 980?
You can determine what options the 980 platform is equipped with (for other modules that may be installed) by
accessing the Instrument Information screen on either the built-in or external 980 GUI manager. When using the
external 980 GUI Manager you must be connected to the 980B in order to read the Instrument Information.
The 980 HDMI 2.0 6G Video Generator module can be equipped with HDMI CTS 2.0 Compliance Test option
Package #4 which includes the following HDMI 2.0 MOIs:

HF2-5 (Sink TMDS Protocol – 6G – Scrambling)

HF2-6 (Sink Timing – 6G – 2160p 24-bit Color Depth)
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HF2-7 (Sink Timing – 6G – Deep Color)
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HF2-8 (Sink Timing – 6G – 2160p 3D)
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HF2-9 (Sink TMDS Protocol – Scrambling <= 340Mcsc)
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HF2-24 (Sink Pixel Decoding – YCbCr 4:2:0 Deep Color)

HF2-25 (Sink Video Timing – 21:9 (64:27))

HF2-40 (Sink HDMI VSIFs – Dual-View)
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980 User Interface
The 980 provides a graphical user interface for operation. This GUI can run both on the 980B and 980R itself
through the built-in color touch screen display or as a standalone application running on a PC. The look and feel
and functions are similar but not identical. The first illustration below shows a PC (left) connected to the 980B
through an Ethernet cable for operation through the external 980 GUI Manager. The second illustration depicts the
use of embedded 980 GUI Manager without a host PC.
1.4.1
External 980 GUI Manager
The external 980 GUI Manager provides convenient operation of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module from
your PC. The larger screen size on the external 980 GUI Manager enables you to use multiple panels at the same
time.
1.4.2
Embedded 980 GUI Manager
You can operate the 980B fully through the built-in color touch screen display. The only feature unavailable through
the external GUI Manager is the ability to view the incoming video in real time but this feature does not apply to the
HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module. There are no specific features related to the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator
that are available only on the embedded GUI.
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2. Getting Started
This chapter explains what is involved in getting your 980B system up and operating to capture data.
2.1
What is shipped with the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module?
The 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module can only be equipped in the 980B Advanced Test Platform. The
following items are included with the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module:

HDMI cable (P/N 30-00146) – used for connecting to the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module to the device
under test.
2.2
Operational workflow for HDMI Video Pattern Testing
The following are the high level steps you will need to follow to get your 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module up
and running.
2.2.1
Procedures covered in 980B Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide:
The following list of activities are described in the 980 Quick Start Guide.
1. Remove the 980B/980R from the shipping box.
2. Assemble the HDTV device under test into your lab area and power it up.
3. Connect the 980B/980R power cable (provided) to a suitable outlet (110-240V 50/60Hz) and apply power to
the 980B/980R.
4. (Optional – not required if using the built-in display) Select a suitable PC to host the 980 GUI Manager
application. A minimum of 512MB of RAM is recommended. (Note that you do not need a PC because you can
use the built-in Front Panel display; however the external 980 GUI Manager provides you with a larger viewing
area with a PC).
5. (Optional – not required if using the built-in display) Determine how you are going to connect to the 980B from
the external 980 GUI Manager in order to operate the instrument:
o Put the 980B/980R on your corporate network and enable DHCP using an available Ethernet patch cable,
or…
o Connect directly with a host PC or laptop using the Ethernet cable provided.
6. (Optional – not required if using the built-in display) Assign an IP address to the 980B either directly or by
enabling DHCP.
7. (Optional – not required if using the built-in display) Download the latest 980 GUI Manager application from the
Quantum Data website:
www.quantumdata.com/downloads/index.asp.
8. (Optional – not required if using the built-in display) Install the 980 Manager application on your host PC.
9. (Optional – not required if using the built-in display) Establish a connection to the 980B/980R from the 980
Manager resident on your host PC.
10. (Optional – not required if using the built-in display) Through the 980 Manager “Add” the 980B/980R as an
Instrument.
2.2.2
Procedures covered in this User Guide:
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1. Connect the HDMI 2.0 sink device under test to the HDMI Tx port on the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator
module.
2. Selecting video formats (resolutions) and settings.
3. Setting the colorimetry and video mode.
4. Selecting the test patterns.
5. Running various other tests on HDMI sink devices.
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3. Testing HDMI Displays with the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module
This chapter describes how to operate the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module to test HDMI 2.0 ultra-high
definition displays.
3.1
Workflow for running the video pattern testing of HDMI 2.0 displays
The workflow below is a high level set of tasks for operating the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module. Note that
the installation of the external 980 GUI Manager and the Ethernet session are optional; you can run the tests
through the embedded GUI Manager.
1. Power up the 980. Refer to the procedures in Powering up the 980.
Note: The power switch in the front is used when you are turning off the 980B/980R for a short period of time.
For extended periods of off time, it is best to power the 980B/980R down by first using the power button on the
front and then the rocker switch on the back.
2. (Optional) Establish an Ethernet/IP connection between the external 980 GUI Manager and the 980B/980R
Advanced Test Platform using the procedures in the 980 Advanced Test Platform Quick Start Guide.
3. Connect the HDMI sink device under test to one of the module’s Tx ports.
4. Access the module’s interface through the 980 GUI Manager.
5. Select HDMI.
6. Select the formats (timing or resolution).
7. Select the test patterns you wish to test with.
8. Select any video options and settings.
9. Read the EDID of the connected display.
10. Read the SCDC registers of the connected display.
11. Select the audio format.
12. Test HDCP authentication response on the HDTV.
13. Monitor the sink DUT for any anomalies.
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Connector Description
Use the following table to identify the connector function and descriptions on your 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator
module.
980 Configurations
Information / Function
HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module – 980B
The following is a description of each connector:
980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module:

A
A – HDMI Tx port for testing HDMI 2.0
ultra-High Def TVs.
Note: HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module
may be equipped in slots 1,3,5,6, or 7 in the
980B ATP.
980/980B QD Bus Board:

B – Internal Ethernet Tx connector; not used.

C – BNC Trig OUT connector. Not used for
this module.

D – BNC Trig IN connector. Not used for this
module.

E – RCA OUT connector for SPDIF function.
Not used for this module.

F – RCA IN connector for SPDIF function.
Not used for this module.
B
G
C
D
H
E
F
980/980B Lower Panel:
 G – Ethernet port for connection to PC host
for 980 GUI Manager application, telnet for
command line control and FTP for
transferring files.

HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module – 980R
H – Various USB ports for transferring files
and restoring system.
The following is a description of each connector:
980R HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module:
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E
D
C
A
F
Note: HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module
may be equipped in slots 1,3,4,5,6, or 7 in the
980R ATP.
B
G
980R QD Bus Board:
H
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A – HDMI Tx port for HDMI video/audio
generation.

B – Internal Ethernet Tx connector; not used.

C – BNC Trig OUT connector. Not used for
this module.
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
D – BNC Trig IN connector. Not used for this
module.

E – RCA OUT connector for SPDIF function.
Not used for this module.

F – RCA IN connector for SPDIF function.
Not used for this module.
980R Lower Panel:
 G – Ethernet port for connection to PC host
for 980 GUI Manager application, telnet for
command line control and FTP for
transferring files.

3.3
H – Various USB ports for transferring files
and restoring system.
Making the physical HDMI connections
This subsection describes the physical HDMI connections required to run the video pattern tests on an HDMI
display.
Connection for video testing – 980B Direct Connection (Front View)
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Connection for video testing – 980B Ethernet hub or corporate LAN example (Side View)
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Connection for video testing – 980R Direct Connection (Rear View)
Connection for video testing – 980R Ethernet hub or corporate LAN example (Rear View)
To make the physical HDMI connections:
This procedure assumes that you have assembled the 980B/980R with the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module
and the HDMI sink device under test and applied power to all these devices. Refer to the procedures below and the
diagram above.
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1. Connect your HDMI 2.0 sink device under test to the HDMI Tx connector on the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video
Generator module. Use an HDMI high speed compliant cable.
Note: The module may be in different slots in your 980 platform than shown in the examples above.
3.4
Navigating through the 980 GUI Manager interface
Use the following procedures to navigate to the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module testing functions. You can
access the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module functionality through the Card Control tab (Page 1 of 4) of the
Apps panel as described below.
To navigate to the video test functions:
1. From the View menu, enable select the Generator item.
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A blank Generator panel appears as shown below.
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2. Click on the Connect button to initiate a connection between the 980 GUI Manager and the 980 Generator
application.
A dialog box will appear asking you to connect to the 980B/980R.
Once you establish the connection, the Generator panel will be populated as shown below:
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The HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module can be identified by its name and slot number (Card 5) in the example
above.
The Generator screen has a status area on the top of its panel.
The status area provides the following information:
Generator Status Area (Top)
Item
Description
Card
The name of the module. In all cases this will be the HDMI generator analyzer module.
Port
Active port, in this case the two Tx connectors (T30 and T31).
INTF
The currently selected interface type for the module. This could be either HDMI or DVI.
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Generator Status Area (Top)
Item
Description
The sampling mode is included in parentheses after the interface.
FMT
The currently active format (selected resolution) and its directory path.
IMG
The currently active image (selected test pattern) and its directory path.
Video Identification Code (VIC)
The VIC code is shown on the lower left of the upper status panel
Resolution, scan and color and color
depth
The resolution, scan and colorimetry type and color depth are shown on in the lower
portion of the upper status panel in the center.
H:(Rate)
The horizontal refresh rate of the selected timing.
F:(Rate)
The frame or vertical refresh rate of the selected timing.
P:(Pixel Rate)
The pixel clock rate of the selected timing.
Please note that if you are also making changes through the command line the information in the status area is
not automatically updated. You must click on the Refresh
area.
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Selecting HDMI or DVI formats
Use the following procedures to select the mode, HDMI or DVI on the HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module.
To select interface (HDMI or DVI):
1. From the Main menu of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, click the Interface button to select HDMI
or DVI mode.
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When you select the interface type you will get a listing of HDMI (or DVI) formats and the INTF field in the
status area will show HDMI (or DVI). The screen example below depicts a set of HDMI formats.
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Selecting formats (resolutions)
You can select formats (timings) from the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator’s format library. You can select either
from the entire list of formats or you can select from a subset or reduced set of the formats that have or can define.
You can select from a reduced set or subset of formats in either of two ways:

Select from a custom list you have created using the Format List Editor.

Select from a list of formats configured from the EDID of the connected display.
Use the following procedures to select a video resolution (format). The procedure assumes that you have already
selected an interface (HDMI or DVI).
To select a format:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, click the Format tab.
A list of HDMI or DVI formats will appear as shown in the example below.
The highlighted format is the format that is active. You can also determine this from the status information at
the top of the panel. Alternatively you can click on the Star
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you click on the Star button the list of formats will be repositioned such that the selected format is shown on the
top line.
Note that you can browse for a format using the scroll bar. You can also search for a format using a test strings
on the Find Format dialog box.
2. Select a format from the list by clicking on it.
3. Click on the Find activation button on the lower portion of the Format panel.
The Find Format dialog box appears as shown below. Enter a string in the Search Text field to find a format.
You can specify either Starts with or Contains using the radio buttons and you select the Case Sensitive check
box to indicate case sensitivity in your text. Click on the OK button when you have located the format.
4. Click on the EDID smart activation button on the upper panel under the tabs to configure the list of formats in
accordance with the EDID for the connected display.
You can determine if the list of formats displayed is derived from the EDID of the connected display by looking
at lower status bar:
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When EDID formats are not active, the directory whose formats are being displayed is listed in the lower panel
as indicated below. Typically this would be the Standard directory where the 980 module’s format list is stored.
The default path is the Standard path. The following screen example shows the Standard list indicated.
You can change the directory of formats using the directory activation button
. You
might wish to change the directory path if you have created your own custom formats using the Format Editor
to create custom formats. Note also that you can configure a smaller list of formats to choose from using the
Format List Edit; refer to Format List Editor.
By default when you create a custom format, the new format will be saved in the User directory. When you
select the directory activation button
a dialog box will appear allowing you to select
the alternative path such as the User path shown highlighted and selected in the dialog box below.
You can open up and activate any custom Format Lists you have previously defined with the associated icon
. A dialog box will appear enabling you to select a custom format list or lists (below).
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You can select all or one custom Format List or any combination if you have several defined. The example
here shows selecting one Format List. The Check All and Un-Check All activation buttons allow convenient
selection where you have many Format Lists to choose from. The result of selecting one custom Format List is
shown in the screen example below. A limited set of formats are displayed. The Path icon on the bottom status
panel will display that new list (indicated below).
To select a format from the CEA smart filtering button:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, click the Format tab.
The default for HDMI is to present the CEA smart filtering list as shown below. If the CEA button is not active,
simply click on the CEA button on the upper left of the top panel (indicted in the screen shot below). The CEA
smart filtering screen enables you to select formats through filtering of various video parameters such as
Resolution, Vtotal, Frame Rate and Aspect Ratio. As you optionally move from left to right on the screen the
list of available formats that meet the filtering criteria is shown on the right.
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Alternatively you can select Arbitrary on the pull-down list on the lower control panel. The Arbitrary selection
enables you to specify filtering criteria in any order. Refer to the example below.
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Regardless of whether you choose Arbitrary or Left to Right, once you specify enough criteria, you will be
presented with one or a few format options on the right as shown in the example below.
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Configuring the format Settings
Use the following procedures to configure the format settings. The Settings dialog box enables you to configure the
Color Space, Range and Bits per Component.
To select a format:
1. Specify the format settings by clicking on the Settings button on the lower center of the panel (indicated
below).
The Settings dialog box appears as shown below. Two examples are shown below; the first with RGB
selected and the second with YCbCr selected.
2. Select the Color Space, Range and Bits per Component from the Format Settings dialog box in accordance
with your requirements.
Format Settings
Parameter
Description
Options
Color Space
Colorimetry and video pixel encoding
settings
 RGB – Uses 4:4:4 sampling.
 YCbCr – Uses either 4:4:4, 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sampling.
 xvYCC – High definition colorimetry based on IEC
61966 2-4.
 AdobeRGB – The AdobeRGB color space is defined
in IEC 61966-2-5. If the connected display does not
support Adobe color modes, then the sink shall not
transmit Adobe encoded video.
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Format Settings
Parameter
Description
Options
 sYCC601 – Colorimetry based on IEC
61966-2-1/Amendment 1.
 AdobeYCC - The AdobeRGB color space is defined
in Annex A of IEC 61966-2-5. If the connected
display does not support Adobe color modes, then
the sink shall not transmit Adobe encoded video.
Range
These values are described in
CEA-861E. They pertain to the
number of levels for RGB and YCbCr
mode.
 Limited – Use for CEA formats. Please refer to the
HDMI specification section on Video Quantization
Ranges for more details.
 Shoot – for testing the undershoot/overshoot signal
code margins.
 Full - Use for PC formats. Please refer to the HDMI
specification section on Video Quantization Ranges
for more details.
Bits per Component
Color depth per component.
 8 – Eight (8) bit per component (24 bit per pixel) color
depth.
 10 – Ten (10) bit per component (30 bit per pixel)
color depth; deep color. Deep color only supported at
pixel rates up to pixel clock of 165MHz; TMDS clock
rate of up to 225MHz.
 12 – Twelve (12) bit per component (36 bit per pixel)
color depth; deep color. Deep color only supported at
pixel rates up to pixel clock of 165MHz; TMDS clock
rate of up to 225MHz.
 16 – Sixteen (16) bit per component (48 bit per pixel)
color depth; deep color. Deep color only supported at
pixel rates up to pixel clock of 165MHz; TMDS clock
rate of up to 297MHz.
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Selecting Test Patterns
Use the following procedures to select a test pattern.
To select a test pattern:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, click the Pattern tab to access the list of
test patterns.
2. Select a test pattern from the list by clicking or selecting it. There is a scroll bar on the right to allow access to
the entire list by browsing.
You can either scroll through the list of test patterns or use the Find feature to search for patterns. When you
press the Find activation button, you are presented with a dialog window where you can search for a pattern
by name using initial and mid string partial searches (below).
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The directory whose images (patterns) are being displayed is listed in the lower panel as indicated below. In
the example below, the path is set to Standard which will display the entire test pattern library and is the default
path.
You might wish to change the directory path if you have added your own bitmap patterns and wanted to select
them without scrolling through the complete list. You may also have created a custom Pattern List using the
Pattern List Editor. Refer to Pattern List Editor for details on creating a custom Pattern List.
You can change the directory path with the directory activation button
. When you
select the directory icon a dialog box will appear allowing you to select the alternative path such as the User
path shown in the dialog box below.
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When you have changed the directory the User directory will be indicated on the lower panel beside the
associated icon as shown below.
Now you can configure the list of patterns in accordance with a custom Pattern List by clicking on the
associated icon
(below).
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You can select all or one custom Pattern List or any combination if you have several defined. The example
above shows selecting one Pattern List. The Check All and Un-Check All activation buttons allow convenient
selection where you have many Pattern Lists to choose from. The result of selecting one custom Pattern List is
shown in the screen example below. A limited set of patterns are displayed. The Path icon on the bottom
status panel will display that new list (indicated below).
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Selecting Test Patterns Settings
Use the following procedures to select a test pattern.
To specify test pattern settings:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, click the Pattern tab to access the list of
test patterns.
2. Specify the image settings by clicking on the Settings button on the lower center of the panel.
The Settings dialog box appears as shown below:
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3. Enable and disable Gamma and Pseudo-random noise and set the gating as desired. Refer to the table below
for details on these optional settings.
Pattern Settings - Gating
Description
Options
Gamma Correction
Enables or disables gamma correction which compensate for
properties of human vision, to maximize the use of the bits or
bandwidth relative to how humans perceive light and color.
 On
Renders a test pattern with high level of volatility between
adjacent pixels.
 On
Turns on or off the three primary color components.
 Red
Pseudo-Random Noise
Component Gating
 Off
 Off
 Green
 Blue
4. Select the rendition where applicable using the Rendition button. The associated dialog box is shown further
below.
Some test patterns have multiple versions such as GraysAll. These multiple versions can be applied using the
Rendition button and associated dialog box as shown below. There is a default that is iteration 0. In the
example below iteration 2 is currently being rendered on the sink DUT.
5. Set the luminance level of the image with the Level button. The associated dialog box is shown further below.
You can increment the color component values or can decrement the color component values for all pixels of
any image through the front panel or the command line. This feature enables you to increment or decrement
the values in increments (or decrements) of 1 throughout a range of 0 to 255. The LEVP feature increments or
decrements all color component values (R,G,B) for each action by the use.
6. Set the pixel depth (PELD) if necessary through the Level button and associated dialog box shown above.
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PELD establishes the number of data bits that represent each active pixel in video memory (frame buffer).
Parameter. The default setting and setting of 8 allows 256 colors on an image (test pattern) to be rendered.
This is suitable for the majority of test patterns. However, some test patterns contain more colors and either
require PELD 32 or look optimal only when PELD is set to 32. The test pattern will indicate when PELD 32
setting is required.

Default - uses the 980 video generator default

8 - 8 bits-per-pixel (256 colors)

24 - 24 bits-per-pixel (16,777,216 colors).
7. Set the pattern parameters if necessary through the Params button and associated dialog box shown below.
The following table describes each parameter.
Pattern Settings - Parameters
Description
OFFX
Set horizontal offset for large patch of Regulate image
OFFY
Set vertical offset for large patch of Regulate image
DELX
Set horizontal shift for each step of SlideG/SlideRGB image
DELY
Set vertical shift for each step of SlideG/SlideRGB image
DWEL
Set number of frames for each step of SlideG/SlideRGB image
PENW
Set width variable for line thickness in EeRise, NAWC, and Slider images
PENH
Set height variable for line thickness in EeRise, NAWC, and Slider images
SPAX
Set horizontal spacing
SPAY
Set vertical spacing
NCYC
Internal use
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Testing 3D Displays
Use the following procedures to test 3D displays.
To test 3D capable HDMI displays:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, select a 3D test pattern for example
3DXTalk indicated in the screen example below.
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2. Select the Format tab to select a format (resolution).
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3. Select the Tools tab to access the 3D configuration utilities.
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The following table describes the information on the 3D dialog box.
3D Structure
Method
Half Sampling
Method
Left Sampling
Position
Parameter – Vertical
Blanking Lines
Right Sampling
Position
Maximum pixel
rate
Frame Packing
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
The number of lines
between the left and right
eye image - typically set to
30 lines for 720 timings and
45 lines for 1080 timings
Not Applicable
150MHz
Top and Bottom
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
300MHz
Side by Side
(Full)
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
150MHz
Side by Side
(Half)
One of:
- Horizontal
- Quincunx
One of:
- Odd position
- Even position
Not Applicable
One of:
- Odd position
- Even position
300MHz
4. Apply 3D settings with the activation button provided.
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3.10 Testing 4:2:0 Capable Displays
Use the following procedures to send HDMI 2.0-compliant 4:2:0 pixel encoding to a 4K-capable HDMI HDTV.
To select test 4:2:0 pixel encoding:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, access the Format tab and select a 4K
format such as 2160p as shown below.
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2. Select the Settings (refer to screen example above).
The Settings dialog box will appear as shown below:
3. Select YCbCr for the Color Space and then select 4:2:0 (above). Note that the pixel rate indication on the top
status bar will indicate 297MHz.
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3.11 Viewing the EDID of a connected display
Use the following procedures to view the EDID of the connected display. This procedure assumes that you have an
HDTV or other sink device connected to the module’s Tx port.
To view the EDID of a connected display:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, select the Tools tab.
Make sure the HDMI Generator Card is selected (as opposed to the HDMI Playback Card which is the
transmitter interface in the HDMI Protocol Analyzer module) or the HDMI 1.4 Video Generator module.
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2. Activate the EDID Decode button on the upper left (indicated below).
Contents of the initial data in the first block of the EDID will be displayed (below).
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Navigate through the blocks and pages of the EDID using the arrow buttons on the lower panel (indicated
above).
Examples of the EDID Decode content are shown in the following screens.
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The CEA Audio Block is shown below.
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The CEA Vendor Specific Data Block is shown below.
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3.12 Viewing the SCDC register contents of a connected display
Use the following procedures to view the SCDC register contents of the connected display. These procedures
assume that you have connected the HDMI 2.0 HDTV to the modules Tx port.
To view the SCDC register contents of a connected display:
1. From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, select the Tools tab.
Make sure the HDMI 2.0 Generator Card is selected.
2. Activate the SCDC Decode button on the upper left (indicated below).
3. Select a register set to view (example Update Flags)
4. Select Read All or Read Page.
The following screen example shows the SCDC Update Flags. (No data is shown in the following screen
example.)
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The following screen example shows the SCDC Status Flags. (No data is shown in the following screen
example.)
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5. (Optionally) issue an HTML report with the Report activation button as shown below.
3.13 Selecting audio formats
Use the following procedures to select HDMI formats.
To select an audio format:
1
From the main window of the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module, select the Audio tab indicated below.
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The table below summarizes the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator uncompressed LPCM programmable audio
test tones.
LPCM Programmable Sine Wave options
Parameter
Description
Options
Channels
This is the number of channels in the audio sine
wave test tone.
 2.1
 2.1
 5.1
 6.1
 7.1
Sampling Rate
This is the sampling rate of the audio sine wave
test tone.
 32kHz
 44.1kHz
 48kHz
 88.2kHz
 96kHz
 176.4kHz
 192kHz
Bits per Sample
This is the number of bits per channel of the
audio sine wave test tone.
 16
 20
 24
Channel Selection
Indicates the channels that are active. Also
indicates the channel that is configured for the
Level, Mute and Frequency Parameters.
 FL – Front Left
 FR – Front Right
 LFE – Low Frequency Effects
 FC – Front Center
 RL – Rear Left
 RR – Rear Right
 RLC – Rear Left Center
 RRC – Rear Right Center
Level (dB)
This is the amplitude of the audio sine wave test
tone.
 Increments in 3dB throughout a range of
– 0dB to -99dB (per channel).
Mute
Mutes or unmutes the audio for a particular
channel.
 On
Frequency (Hz)
The frequency of the audio sine wave test tone.
 Off
Programmable throughout a range of –
-0.01kHz to 20kHz (per channel) in
increments of:
 1Hz
 10Hz
 100Hz
 1kHz
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The table below summarizes the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator compressed audio test tones.
Summary of Selectable Compressed Audio Signal Test Tones
Audio Signal Type
Description
Dolby 5.1 (AC-3)
Provides a set of Dolby Digital 5.1 noise test tones per channel:
 500-2kHz Pink
 20-20kHz Pink
 Sine Wave (63Hz, 125Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz all channels or cycle through channels)
 Impulse (per channel)
 Polarity (per channel)
DTS-ES 6.1
Provides a set of DTS ES 6.1 noise pattern clips:
 500-2kHz Pink
 20-20kHz Pink
 Sine Wave (63Hz, 125Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz all channels or cycle through channels)
 Impulse (per channel)
 Polarity (per channel)
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3.14 Testing HDCP 1.4 on a connected display
Use the following procedures to test HDCP 1.4 authentication on a connected display. HDPC is tested using a
special test image called HDCPProd and HDCP2. These test images are selectable through the Pattern tab.
3.14.1 Running the HDCP test
Use the procedures below to run an HDCP test on a connected display.
To test HDCP on a connected display:
1. Access the Pattern tab to view the test patterns.
2. Select the HdcpProd test image (Note the HDCP2 is only used for the HDMI 1.4 Video Test Generator).
A typical result is shown below.
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Note that you can view the HDCP 1.4 authentication transations using the Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA)
utility. Please refer to Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) for more details.
3.14.2 Understanding the HDCP test
The HDMI HDCP test sequence performed by the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator is listed below.
1. Reset the transmitter HDCP engine.
2. Initialize the transmitter.
3. Check Bcaps over the DDC bus to determine if the sink is a receiver or a repeater and generate a new An
value (8 byte random session number) in the transmitter.
4. Transmitter writes An to the receiver using the DDC bus.
5. Transmitter writes Aksv to the receiver using the DDC bus.
6. Read Bksv from the receiver over the DDC bus and validate that it has exactly 20 zeroes and 20 ones in it. You
can query this value with the following command:
7. The display may return a value such as the following which is:
07BE05CEA9
8. The value in binary is 0000011110111110000001011100111010101001 which contains 20 zeros and 20
ones.
9. Write the Bksv value to the transmitter to trigger calculation of R0.
10. Wait for the R0 calculation in the transmitter to complete.
11. Wait for at least 100 milliseconds and then read the R0' value out of the receiver over the DDC bus and
compare the value with the R0 calculation in the transmitter. If this step fails, then go to step 1.
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12. Enable encryption and read Ri' from the receiver over the DDC bus every 128 frames and compare it to the Ri
value calculated in the transmitter. As long as the Ri value matches the Ri' value from the receiver continue to
check these every 128 frames.
3.15 Testing HDCP 2.2 on a connected display
Use the following procedures to test HDCP authentication on a connected display. HDPC 2.2 is tested using a
special test image called HDCP2.2. This test images is selectable through the Pattern tab.
3.15.1 Running the HDCP 2.2 test
Use the procedures below to run an HDCP 2.2 test on a connected display.
To test HDCP on a connected display:
1. Access the Pattern tab to view the test patterns.
2. Select the HDCP2.2 test image (above).
A typical result is shown below.
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Note that you can view the HDCP 2.2 authentication transations using the Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA)
utility. Please refer to Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) for more details.
3.16 Viewing Metadata Packets Transmitted to a Connected Display
Use the following procedures to view the HDMI metadata packets transmitted to your display under test. The test
image used to view the metadata is selectable through the Pattern tab.
3.16.1 Viewing Metadata Packets
Use the procedures below to view metadata packets transmitted to a connected display. These procedures
assume that you have an HDMI HDTV connected to the module’s Tx port.
To view the metadata packets transmitted to a connected display:
1. Access the Pattern tab to view the test patterns.
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2. Select the PacketTx test.
View the results on the connected display. A typical example of the first packet type (AVI Infoframe) is shown
below. The following is a list of packet types viewable through the PacketTx test image:

AVI Infoframe.

Audio infoframe

Source product descriptor Infoframe.

Other packets:

o
Audio Clock Regeneration packets
o
Channel Status bits
Vendor Specific Infoframe
The image below is the first page of the multi-page test image. This screen shows the AVI Infoframe.
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To advance to the next metadata packet type, access the Renditions dialog box through the Settings
activation button as shown below.
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4 Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) Utilities
The Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) utilities enables you to view the DDC traffic for HDMI streams in real time or
from stored real time files. For HDMI, you can view the HDCP authentication transactions, EDID exchanges in real
time with the ACA either through the embedded 980 GUI (or the external 980 GUI with release 4.9.35 or later).
There are three (3) Auxiliary Channel Analyzer utilities:

Auxiliary Channel Analyzer – Used for real time viewing auxiliary channel HDMI data through the
embedded 980 GUI Manager.

ACA Remote Control - Used for viewing auxiliary channel HDMI data through the external 980 GUI
Manager. This application operates in sync with the Aux Channel Analyzer on the embedded display.

ACA Data Viewer - Used for viewing previously captured auxiliary channel data. You can view saved
these ACA traces and disseminate them to colleagues at other locations. These colleagues can then use
the ACA Data Viewer utility off-line without a 980 test instrument to view these transactions.
The look and feel of each utility is somewhat different.
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Aux Channel Analyzer and ACA Remote Control – For Real Time Viewing of
HDMI Aux Channel Data
This subsection describes the Aux Channel Analyzer utility and the ACA Remote Control utility used for viewing
the real time DDC transactions through the 980 GUI Manager.
4.1.1
Aux Channel Analyzer – Panel Description
The Aux Channel Analyzer panel is described in the table below. There is a control menu panel on the right side.
The control menu and elements of the ACA panel are described in the following table.
Real Time – ACA
Information / Function
Auxiliary Channel Analyzer
The following information is provided in the ACA
data dialog box for each Event:
ACA Control Menu
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Item number – This is a unique sequence
number of the transaction.

Type – The type of DDC transaction; either
EDID, HDCP.

980 Port number, slot number.

Time stamp (optional viewing field) – Shows
the timestamp of each transaction. Can either
be absolute time based (shown) on the 980
system clock or relative time (Time -deltas)
referenced from the initial transaction in the
trace.

Transaction Description – A description of the
transaction.
There is a menu associated with the ACA Info
panel. It is location on the right side of the panel.
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Information / Function
The ACA pull-down menu provides the following
functions:

Home – Navigates you back to the Home menu
screen of the embedded 980 GUI Manager.

Back – Navigates back to the previous screen
in the Real Time mode.

Start/Stop – Starts and Stops the collection of
DDC data.

Resume/Pause – Halts the updates of the data
to the ACA panel.

Events – Shows or hides events enabling you
to configure what events you see in the real
time panel.

Data – Opens up the Details panel described
below.

Clear – Clears the ACA trace panel.

Open – Opens an existing trace file stored on
the 980 or the PC.

Save – Saves a current trace file to the 980.
The following information is provided in the ACA
Event Details dialog box:

Type – The type of event, one of HDCP, EDID.

Start Time – This the start time of the
transaction in microseconds from a reference
time determined when the capture of real time
data began.

Duration – The duration in milliseconds of the
transaction.

Maximum I2C Rate – The rate that the DDC
channel clock is operating.

Details (text) – The contents of the transaction
in human readable text.

Details (hex) – The contents of the transaction
in hex data.
There are some control arrows and a status panel
on the bottom of the ACA Event Details panel.
These are as follows:

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Left arrow – The left arrow allows you to see
the details of the next transaction.
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Information / Function

Right arrow – The right arrow allows you to see
the details of the previous transaction.

Status field – Shows the sequence number and
the description of the selected transaction.
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ACA Remote Control – Panel Description
The ACA Remote Control panel is described in the table below. The GUI elements differ somewhat from the
embedded Aux Channel Analyzer. The ACA Remote Control main screen is shown below.
ACA Remote Control
Auxiliary Channel Analyzer
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Information / Function
The following information is provided in the ACA
data dialog box for each Event:

Item number – This is a unique sequence
number of the transaction.

Type – The type of DDC transaction; either
EDID or HDCP.

980 Card number, Interface number

Time stamp (optional viewing field) – Shows
the timestamp of each transaction. Can either
be absolute time based (shown) on the 980
system clock or relative time (Time -deltas)
referenced from the initial transaction in the
trace.
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Information / Function

ACA Control Menu
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Transaction Description – A description of the
transaction.
There is a menu associated with the ACA Remote
Control Info panel. It is location on the right side of
the panel:

Disconnect – Navigates you back to the Home
menu screen of the embedded 980 GUI
Manager.

Start/Stop – Starts and Stops the collection of
DDC data.

Resume/Pause – Halts the updates of the data
to the ACA panel.

Events – Shows or hides events enabling you
to configure what events you see in the real
time panel.

Clear – Clears the ACA trace panel.

Events – Opens up the Events dialog box.

Scroll – Stops the trace files from scrolling.

Save to Instrument – Saves the file to the 980
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Information / Function
system that the host PC is connected to. Save
to PC – Saves a current trace file to the Host
PC.
Details Panel
The following information is provided in the ACA
Event Details dialog box:

Type – The type of event, one of HDCP or
EDID.

Start Time – This the start time of the
transaction in microseconds from a reference
time determined when the capture of real time
data began.

Duration – The duration in milliseconds of the
transaction.

Maximum I2C Rate – The rate that the DDC
channel clock is operating.

Details (text) – The contents of the transaction
in human readable text.

Details (hex) – The contents of the transaction
in hex data.
There are some control arrows and a status panel
on the bottom of the ACA Event Details panel.
These are as follows:
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Left arrow – The left arrow allows you to see
the details of the next transaction.

Right arrow – The right arrow allows you to see
the details of the previous transaction.

Status field – Shows the sequence number and
the description of the selected transaction.
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Monitoring the HDMI auxiliary channels with the ACA utilities
This subsection describes the procedures for monitoring the auxiliary channel data through the 980 GUI Manager
using the Aux Channel Analyzer real time utilities. You can monitor the HDMI DDC transactions in real time while
the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator is emulating a source device. Most of the screen examples are from the Aux.
Channel Analyzer utility which is the embedded 980 GUI utility.
4.1.4
Monitoring the HDMI DDC Transactions in Real Time mode
Use the following procedures to monitor the HDMI DDC transactions from an HDMI sink device in real time. The
procedures assume that the HDMI sink device is powered up and connected to the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator
module Tx port. The procedure also assumes that the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module is in the HDMI
mode.
The following diagrams depict the test setups. The ACA monitors the DDC transactions with the 980 HDMI 2.0
Video Generator module emulating an HDMI source device.
Connection for HDMI sink emulation – 980B
To monitor the HDMI DDC transactions:
1. Touch select the Aux Channel Analyzer on the page 1 of the Apps panel:
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The Aux Channel Analyzer panel appears as shown below:
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panel menu at the right. Refer to the screen example above.
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button on the ACA
The ACA Event Selection dialog box is shown below. You first need to select the tab associated with the
physical module and interface you wish to monitor. The example below shows selecting the HDMI Protocol
Analyzer module in slot 6 interface 0 which is the HDMI Tx port. Note that only the HDCP and EDID items are
selected. You can also specify selecting All Events. If you wish to view only a subset of the events deselect
the All Events option and then select the specific event.
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3. Take the necessary action—such as a hot plug—to initiate EDID or HDCP transactions from the HDMI source
device. You will see the DDC transactions in the ACA panel as shown below.
4. Touch select the Start
button on the ACA Menu panel on the right to initiate the viewing of the HDMI
HDCP and EDID transactions. An example showing monitored data is shown below. You can stop or pause
the collection at any time using the buttons on the ACA menu panel on the right. These are indicated in the
screen example below.
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5. Scroll through the data to find specific events. The scroll bars are indicated in the screen example above.
6. The ACA Find dialog box is accessible through the Data pop-out menu shown in the screen example below.
The ACA Find function enables you to quickly locate different types of events.
a) Click the Add
button to add a new search criteria.
b) Define the search by selecting the Source, Type and any Label which is a text string in the Event. You
can specify text either in the message Label or the Details portion of the message. The example below
shows a search or “Write” in the message Label. Note that the text is case sensitive.
c) Click Previous or Next
4.2
to locate the item in the transactions.
Monitoring Auxiliary Channel transactions from the External 980 GUI
Manager with the ACA Remote Control panel
The ACA Remote Control panel enables you to view the ACA traces in real time from the external 980 GUI
Manager. The ACA Remote Control tool operates in sync with the embedded ACA. The procedure between the
two is essentially the same with a few differences in the screens.
1. Touch select the ACA Remote Control panel on the Card Control page of the Apps panel:
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The ACA Remote Control panel will appear in a separate window.
2. Touch select the Connect activation button (refer to the screen above) to connect to your 980 system.
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3. Touch select the Events activation button (refer to the screen above) to connect to your 980 system.
A dialog box appears enabling you to select the module and interface to monitor on the Remote Control ACA.
4. Select the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module from the pull down menu.
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5. Select the types of transactions you wish to monitor. In the example above, HDCP and EDID transactions are
going to be logged. You can select All Events as well or any subset.
6. Click on the Start
button to initiate the capturing of the transactions. An example of a trace file is
shown below showing EDID exchange and HDCP 1.4 transactions. The second example show HDCP 2.2
transactions.
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You can save the traces either to the 980 test instrument or to your PC using the activation buttons provided.
7. Click on Save to Instrument or Save to PC. A dialog box appears (below). Enter a name and then click on
OK.
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Viewing Stored HDMI auxiliary channel traces on a PC with the ACA Data
Viewer utility
This subsection describes how you can view ACA traces using the ACA viewer off-line on your PC. In order to view
the ACA files on your PC with the 980 GUI Manager application you will first have to transfer them to the PC using
the Data Transfer utility.
The ability to save ACA traces enables you to disseminate them to other subject matter experts for analysis or to
Quantum Data for support. You can view the ACA traces without a 980 test instrument. You simply download the
980 GUI Manager from the Quantum Data website on the downloads page.
To view saved ACA trace files:
1. Make sure the 980 GUI Manager is installed on your PC. Use the procedures at Downloading and installing the
980 GUI Manager.
2. Access the ACA data from the Navigator panel and highlight a directory as shown below.
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The Data Transfer: ACA Data dialog box appears (below) enabling you to select the 980 that you want to
transfer data from. Select the desired 980 and click OK. The Data Transfer: ACA Data panel will appear.
4. Access the Data Transfer panel by double clicking on the Transfer Data icon
.
5. The Data Transfer panel appears in context with the ACA files on the 980 (Instrument) under the Instrument
Files available as shown below.
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6. Highlight a directory on the Local Files side (host PC) and then initiate a Copy or Move.
The file appears on the PC host Local Files (below).
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The data appears in the Navigator panel under the ACA data as shown below.
7. Open up the ACA panel to view the transferred file. You can access the ACA panel from the Other Apps panel
(Page 4).
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The Aux Channel Analyzer panel appears.
8. Select the Open button to open the ACA file as shown below:
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9. Click the OK activation button on the Open ACA Data dialog box. The ACA trace file will appear in the window.
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4. Pattern List Editor
Use the following procedures to create a custom list of test patterns. The Pattern List Editor can be used either on
the embedded 980 GUI Manager or the external 980 GUI Manager. The examples in this procedure use the
external 980 GUI Manager.
5.1
Creating a custom list of test patterns
This subsection describes how you can create a custom pattern list.
To create a custom list of test patterns:
1. From the Editors Page of the Apps panel, select Pattern List Editor from the View menu as shown below.
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Alternatively, if you are using the embedded 980 GUI Manager you can access the Pattern List Editor from
the Generator Tools tab as shown below. Be sure to select the correct Transmitter on the right side. The list
of editors appears as shown in the screen below.
2. Select the Pattern List Editor icon.
The Pattern List Editor appears as shown below:
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3. Click on the Source button on the lower left under Local Files (indicated in the diagram above). The Data
Source dialog box will appear enabling you to select between using files on your PC or using files on the 980
HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module to create your custom list. This dialog box also enables you to select the
particular 980 (if there are more than one on the network). (You can also add a new 980 through this dialog
box.)
Note: “Local Files” when using the external 980 GUI Manager means that you are using the files stored locally
on your host PC. If you deselect Local Files on the dialog box below you are viewing files on the 980 file
system.
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4. Select the instrument that you want to use as the source of your test patterns. (If there are multiple 980s on the
network you will have to choose which one.)
Note that if you are using the Pattern List Editor on the external 980 GUI Manager, the custom Pattern List is
stored on the host PC not the 980 instrument itself. You will have to deselect Use Local Files in order to select
a 980. If you do not de-select Use Local Files, then you will be using test patterns on your host PC to create
your list.
5. Click OK to continue.
The left side window of the Pattern List Editor will display the files on the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator
module in the Standard directory. The panel on the right (Data List) is a list of test patterns in your custom list.
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There are three buttons in the middle between the two windows that enable you to configure the test patterns
in your Pattern List. These are defined as follows:
Append – Add a new test pattern to the end of your list.
Insert – Insert a new test pattern into your accumulating list above the test pattern that is highlighted in the
Data List on the right.
Delete – Delete or remove a test pattern from your list.
Up & Down – Used to arrange the list of patterns in the Data List.
Edit – Enables you to rename a pattern in the list.
6. Click on the Save activation button when you are done configuring your custom list. You will be asked to enter
a name for your new Pattern List. Use the Name field provided (below).
7. Click on the pattern name if you wish to rename it.
8. Save the pattern list by clicking on the OK activation button.
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Applying a custom Pattern List
This subsection describes how you can apply a custom pattern list that you have created. Often you will have
created the pattern list on your host PC but you may wish to apply it on the 980 instrument itself. In order to do this
you will have to transfer the pattern list from your host PC to the 980B prior to using it. The procedure below
describes these steps.
To apply an existing Pattern List:
1. Navigate to the Navigate/Images tab.
2. Transfer the Pattern List from your Host PC to the 980B by invoking the transfer icon indicated below.
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The File Transfer panel appears as shown below:
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3. Transfer the Pattern list from the Local Files on the left side to the Instrument files using the Copy or Move
button. Note that you will have to highlight a directory on the Instrument Files panel in order to enable the Copy
or Move button. In this case since you are using the external 980 GUI Manager, the “Local Files” are the files
stored on the Host PC. The following screen shows the result:
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4. Navigate to the Pattern Tab on the Generator panel and select your list using the Pattern List icon on the
bottom status panel as shown below.
The Pattern Lists dialog box will appear as shown below.
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5. Select the Pattern Lists icon and then the desired Pattern List as shown below:
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The result is that there will be a restricted list of test patterns available and display in the Pattern tab window
(below). The Path icon on the bottom status panel will display that new list.
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Viewing a custom Pattern List
This subsection describes how you can view a custom pattern list that you have created.
To view an existing Pattern List:
1. View the new Image List through the Navigator panel. Select the Pattern List folder.
2. The new Pattern List will appear under User in the Local Files panel as shown above.
3. Right click on the desired pattern list or select the Open icon to open up the viewing window. Refer to the
screen example below:
The Pattern List will appear in the panel as shown below:
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5. Format List Editor
Use the following procedures to create a custom format list. The Format List Editor can be used either on the
embedded 980 GUI Manager or the external 980 GUI Manager. The examples in this procedure use the external
980 GUI Manager
6.1
Creating a custom Format List
This subsection describes how you can create a custom format list.
To create a custom list of test patterns:
1. From the Editors Page of the Apps panel, select Format List Editor from the View menu as shown below.
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Alternatively, if you are using the embedded 980 GUI Manager you can access the Format List Editor from
the Generator Tools tab as shown below. Be sure to select the correct HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module on
the right side:
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The list of editors appears as shown in the screen below.
1. Select the Format Editor icon.
The Format List Editor appears as shown below:
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2. Click on the Source button on the lower left under Local Files (indicated in the diagram above). The Data
Source dialog box will appear enabling you to select between using files on your PC or using files on the 980
HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module to create your custom list. This dialog box also enables you to select the
particular 980B (if there are more than one on the network). (You can also add a new 980 through this dialog
box.)
Note: “Local Files” when using the external 980 GUI Manager means that you are using the files stored locally
on your host PC. If you deselect Local Files on the dialog box below you are viewing files on the 980B file
system.
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3. Select the instrument that you want to use as the source of your formats. (If there are multiple 980s on the
network you will have to choose which one; this is not typicalout.) Note that if you are using the Format List
Editor on the external 980 GUI Manager, the custom Format List is stored on the host PC not the 980
instrument itself.
Note that you will have to deselect Use Local Files in order to select a 980B. If you do not de-select Use
Local Files, then you will be using formats on your host PC to create your list.
4. Click OK to continue.
The left side window of the Format List Editor will display the files on the 980B HDMI 2.0 Video Generator
module in the Standard directory. The panel on the right (Data List) is a list of formats in your custom list.
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5. Select formats from the left side panel (Files on 980B) and Append or Insert them to your Format List. They will
accumulate on the Data List panel on the right side of the Format List Editor window.
There are three buttons in the middle between the two panels that enable you to configure the formats in your
Format List. These are defined as follows:
Append – Add a new format to the end of your list.
Insert – Insert a new format into your accumulating list above the test pattern that is highlighted in the Data List
on the right.
Delete – Delete or remove a format from your list.
Up & Down – Enables you to move a selected format up or down in the Data List panel.
Edit – Enables you modify the name to a more user friendly format.
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6. Click on the Save activation button when you are done configuring your custom list. You will be asked to enter
a name for your new Format List. Use the Name field provided (below). Note that you can also rename any of
the existing format lists using the Rename activation button and you can delete any of the format lists using the
Delete activation button.
7. Click on any format if you wish to rename it for convenience.
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This subsection describes how you can apply a custom format list that you have created.
To apply an existing Format List:
1. Navigate to the Formats Tab and select your list using the Format List icon on the bottom status panel as
shown below.
The Format Lists dialog box will appear as shown below.
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Transfer the Format List to the 980B test instrument. This will enable any other user to configure the HDMI 2.0
Video Generator with this format list. Also by transfering the format list to the instrument, it will be available
directly on the 980B through the embedded touch screen display.
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2. Select Lists from the top set of activation buttons underneath the tabs.
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Activate the Select (path) button on the lower panel (indicated above).
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The result is that there will be a restricted list of formats available and display in the Format tab window
(below). The Path icon on the bottom status panel will display that new list.
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Viewing a custom Format List
This subsection describes how you can view a custom format list that you have created.
To view an existing Format List:
1. View the new Format List through the Navigator panel. Select the Format List folder.
2. Select the Format List and then either right click to open our open the list with the Open
icon.
The Format List panel opens up enabling you to view the content of the list and make edits if desired.
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6. Format Editor
The Format Editor provides a graphical user interface for modifying existing formats, creating custom formats and
viewing format parameters. The Format Editor can be run on the embedded 980 GUI Manager or on the external
980 GUI Manager.
7.1
Accessing the Format Editor
Use the following procedures to access the Format Editor.
To access the Format Editor:
1
Access the Format Editor through the Editors Page of the Apps panel as shown below.
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(Optionally) access the Format Editor through the Format tab using the Edit button on the bottom of the
window (indicated below).
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When you first open the Format Editor, the window will be blank as shown below. There are a set of activation
buttons on the bottom of the screen that enable you to load, save and create formats.
You can also test custom formats on the generator directly from the Format Editor with the Use activation button.
7.2
Format Editor - Basic Window Configuration and Operation
You can resize the window using the square area on the lower right side (indicated below).
7.2.1
Format Editor – Lower Activation Buttons
The following table describes the Format Editor menu buttons.
Button
Description
Use
Activates the custom format you create.
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Button
Description
New Format
Opens up the New Format at the Timing tab. Enables you to create new formats. This is equivalent
to selecting the New Format from the File menu.
Open
Enables you to browse to and open an xml format file on your PC. This is equivalent to clicking on the Open
activation button.
Save
Enables you to save an xml format file on your PC. This is equivalent to clicking on the Save activation
button.
7.2.2
Format Editor – Top Level Tabs
When you select the New activation button a populated window will appear as shown below.
There are a series of tabs on the top as shown below.
The following table describes the top level tabs in the Format Editor.
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Tab
Description / Function
Timing
Selecting the Timing tab opens up an application screen that enables you to define the timing parameters for
a custom format or modify the timing parameters of an existing format.
General
Selecting the General tab opens up an application screen that enables you to define the sync, level, pixel
depth, gamma and pedestal parameters for a custom format or modify these parameters of an existing
format.
Digital Video
Selecting the Digital Video tab opens up an application screen that enables you to define the digital video
parameters for a custom format or modify these parameters of an existing format.
Digital Audio
Selecting the Digital Audio tab opens up an application screen that enables you to define the digital audio
parameters for a custom format or modify these parameters of an existing format.
AFD
Selecting the AFD tab opens up an application screen that enables you to define the AFD parameters for a
custom format or modify these parameters of an existing format.
7.3
Format Editor – New Format
This subsection defines the tabs and status panels available with Format Editor shown below.
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New Format - Timing Tab
The Timing window of the Format Editor is shown below. This window is activated by pressing the Timing tab.
The main panel of the Timing tab is shown below.
The table that follows describes each of the fields in the main panel of the Timing tab.
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Tab
Field
Pixel Rate
Horizontal
Rate
The horizontal line rate of the format. The HRAT is the
fundamental frequency in the 882. Parameter: HRAT.
Tune
The tunning value of the base frame rate (base/tune) for
NTSC color broadcast compatibility. The tuning value is
base/1.001
Base
The base frame rate.
Active
The number of active pixels (machine) or microseconds
(Time) of the horizontal video. Parameter: HRES.
The number of active pixels (Machine) or microseconds
(Time) of the horizontal video. This parameter is calculated.
Total
The total number of active pixels (Machine) or
microseconds (Time) of the horizontal video. The total is the
sum of the Active and Blanking. Parameter: HTOT.
Pulse Delay
The number of pixels (Machine) or microseconds (Time) in
the blanking preceding the horizontal sync pulse.
Parameter: HSPD.
Pulse Width
The number of pixels (Machine) or microseconds (Time) of
the horizontal sync pulse. Parameter: HSPW.
The vertical frame rate of the format. Parameter: VRAT.
Rate
(green calculator)
(red calculator)
Red Field
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Description / Function
Sets the pixel rate in pixels (Machine) or microseconds
(Time) of the format.
Blank
Vertical
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Active
The number of active lines (machine) or milliseconds
(Time) of the vertical video. Parameter: VRES.
Blank
The number of active lines (Machine) or milliseconds (Time)
of the vertical video. This parameter is calculated.
Total
The total number of active lines (Machine) or milliseconds
(Time) of the vertical video. The total is the sum of the Active
and Blanking. Parameter: VTOT.
Pulse Delay
The number of lines (Machine) or milliseconds (Time) in the
blanking preceding the vertical sync pulse. Parameter:
VSPD.
Pulse Width
The number of lines (Machine) or milliseconds (Time) of the
vertical sync pulse. Parameter: VSPW.
Indicates that the value in the field is calculated by the
Format Editor.
Indicates that the value in the field is calculated by the
Format Editor, and that the new value has replaced the
value previously in the field.
Indicates that the values in this field are settable in the
current configuration.
Indicates that the fields are in the read only mode. These
fields will show a change in value when the value in a field
affecting these fields is modified.
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Green Field
Indicates that the fields are in the read/write mode.
When you make a change and hit the enter key new
values will be calculated.
Black Field
Indicates that the fields can be modified directly and are
calculated when other related fields are modified.
Grey Field
Indicates that the fields are disabled because the Entry
Units are selected such that the fields are not used.
However these fields will show a change when the value in
a field affecting these fields is modified.
7.3.2
New Format - Timing Tab (Right Side Panel)
The right side panel of the Timing tab in the Format Editor is shown below. The table that follows describes each
of the fields in the panel.
The table that follows describes each of the fields in the main panel of the Timing tab.
Tab
Field
Description / Function
Pixel Rate
Machine
Activates the fields in the timing tab window such that
the timing parameter values are expressed and settable in
terms of pixels and lines.
Activates the fields in the timing tab window such that
the timing parameter values are expressed and settable in
terms of time increments such as milliseconds and
microseconds.
Sets the format scan type to Progressive. Parameter:
SCAN = 2
Time
Scan Type
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Check boxes
Field
Description / Function
Interlace
Sets the format scan type to Interlaced. Parameter:
SCAN = 1
Back Porch
Toggles the Pulse Delay field so that the value is
provided for the back porch rather than the front porch.
Clock Pulse
Enables and disables the pixel clock pulse output on
generators that have a pixel clock output available.
Pre-Emphasis
Not applicable to HDMI
The pixel clock output appears on the special sync BNC
connector.
Enables and disables adding pre-emphasis to the Open
LVDI digital outputs on generators that support LVDI
outputs.
Not used
DC Balance
Flat Front Porch
Not applicable to HDMI
Tri-Level Sync
Repeat Field
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Determines if composite sync will have all equalization
pulses removed in the vertical sync front porch (delay)
period as required by certain military HOBO and
Maverik video formats.
Enables or disables Tri-Level sync.
Determines if identical video information is output for
each field of an interlaced (SCAN = 2) format.
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The Format Editor General tab is shown below. The table that follows describes each of the fields in the tab.
7.3.4
New Format - General Tab (Top Left Panel)
The top left panel of the General tab in the Format Editor is shown below.
The table that follows describes each of the fields in the top left panel of the General tab.
Field / Entity
Type
Description / Function
Horizontal
Entry field
The horizontal aperture of the display under test.
Vertical
Entry field
The vertical aperture of the display under test.
Unit Size
Radio Buttons:
inches
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Type
Description / Function
expressed in inches.
mm
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Selects the unit size of the Horizontal and Vertical Size entities to be
expressed in millimeters.
New Format - General Tab (Top Right Panel)
The top right panel of the General tab in the Format Editor is shown below.
The table that follows describes each of the fields in the top right panel of the General tab.
Field / Entity
Type
Description / Function
Pixel Depth
Pull-down menu
Establishes the number of data bits that represent each active pixel in video memory
(frame buffer). Parameter: PELD. There are three settings:



7.3.6
Default - uses the generator default
8 - 8 bits-per-pixel (256 colors)
24 - 24 bits-per-pixel (16,777,216 colors)
New Format – General Tab (Center Panel)
The center paneI of the GeneraI tab in the Format Editor is shown below.
The table below describes the pull-down menus in the center panel of the General tab.
Field / Entity
Description / Function
Color Encoding
Sets the colorimetry of the format. The parameter is AVST or DVST. The
following are the selections:




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Digital Component RGB
Digital Component YCbCr SDTV (ITU-R BT.601-5)
Digital Component YCbCr HDTV Legacy (SMPTE 240M)
Digital Component YCbCr HDTV Modern (ITU-R BT.709-5)
Digital BT.601 xvYCC
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Description / Function
 Digital BT.709 xvYCC
Note: Several options are not shown and are not applicable to HDMI.
Sync Type
Not used for HDMI
Sets the sync type of the format. The following are the selections:










(0) None
(1) DSS - Digital Separate Sync
(2) DCS - Digital Composite Sync
(3) ACS - Analog Composite Sync
(4) ACS, DSS - Analog Composite Sync, Digital Separate Sync
(5) ACS, DCS - Analog Composite Sync, Digital Composite Sync
(6) ACS, DCS, DSS - Analog Composite Sync, Digital Composite Sync
and Digital Separate Sync
(7) DPMS OFF
(8) DPMS Suspend
(9) DPMS Standby
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(10) DPMS ON
Note: Several options are not shown and are not applicable to HDMI.
ACS Type (Not used)
Not used for HDMI

DCS Type (Not used)
Not used for HDMI

SubCarrier (Not used)
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Not used for HDMI
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New Format - General Tab (Right Panel)
The right panel of the General tab in the Format Editor is shown below.
The table below describes the entities and fields of the right-side panel of the General tab.
Field / Entity
Entity Type
Description / Function
Analog Video Swing
Not used for HDMI
Entry field
Sets the analog video swing.
Analog Sync Swing
Not used for HDMI
Entry field
Sets the analog sync swing.
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Field / Entity
Entity Type
Description / Function
Gamma
Not used for HDMI
Check box
Enables or disables Gamma. Used with the entry field
below.
Entry field
Enables you to set the Gamma once the Gamma check
box above is enabled (checked). The allowable ranges of
values is 0.1 to 10.0.
Enables or disables the Pedestal. Used with the entry field
below. Pedestal is only supported on NTSC format types.
Enables you to set the Pedestal once the Pedestal check
box above is enabled (checked). The allowable ranges of
values is 0 IRE to 100 IRE.
Sets the analog calibration mode. Determines how the
generator tests and calibrates its analog video outputs. The
following are the selections:
 Interpolate
 Measure Interpolate
 Measure Set Absolute
 Test Levels
Sets the mapping of the analog video colors to the video
output connections. Parameter: AVCO. The following are
the selections:
 RGB - R to R, G to G, B to B (default)
 RBG - R to R, B to G, G to B
 GRB - G to R, R to G, B to B
 GBR - G to R, B to G, G to B
 BRG - B to R, R to G, G to B
 BGR - B to R, G to G, R to B
Pedestal
Not used for HDMI
Check box
Entry field
Analog Cal. Mode
Not used for HDMI
Pull-down select
Analog Color Order
Not used for HDMI
Pull-down select
7.3.8
New Format - General Tab (Bottom Panel)
The bottom panel of the General tab in the Format Editor is shown below.
The table below describes the gating functions of the right-side panel of the General tab.
Field / Entity
Entity Name
Description / Function
Analog Sync Gate
Not used for HDMI
Select buttons
Enables you to put the analog composite sync on one of
the components when analog composite sync is selected
as the sync type . Multiple selections can be made.
Puts the analog composite sync on the Red component.
R
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Digital Sync Gate
Not used for HDMI
Entity Name
Description / Function
B
Puts the analog composite sync on the Blue component.
Select buttons
H
Enables and disables the digital horizontal sync output.
V
Enables and disables the digital vertical sync output. To
use digital vertical sync, the digital separate H and V
sync must be selected.
Enables and disables the digital vertical sync output.
C
Digital Sync Polarity
Not used for HDMI
Select buttons
H
V
C
Video Gate
Select buttons
R
G
B
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Determines whether the digital horizontal sync pulse
polarity is positive going or negative going.
Determines whether the digital vertical sync pulse polarity
is positive going or negative going.
Determines whether the digital composite sync pulse
polarity is positive going or negative going.
Enables you to gate ON or OFF any of the video
components. More than one can be selected.
Gates ON or OFF the Red component. Parameter:
REDG
Gates ON or OFF the Green component. Parameter:
GRNG.
Gates ON or OFF the Blue component. Parameter:
BLUG.
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The Format Editor Digital Video tab is shown below.
The table that follows describes each of the fields in the Digital Video tab.
Field / Entity
Entity Type
Description / Function
Range
Entry field
Specifies the quantization range for the digital video. Parameter:
DVQM. The values available are described in CIA-861E:
 0 - Full Range for computer applications.
 1 – for testing the undershoot/overshoot signal code
margins.
 2 – Limited range for reduced range required by television
standards.
Clocks per Pixel
Entry field
Specifies the number of clocks per pixel (double clocking factor for
whole line. Parameter: NCPP. This parameter is used to boost the
clock rate to the minimum supported by TMDS interface. Allowable
values are:
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Entity Type
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Description / Function


1 - one clock per pixel.
2 - two clocks per pixel.
Pixels per Pixel
Entry field
Specifies the number of pixels per pixel. This parameter specifies the
pixel repetition factor for the active portion of the line. Allowable
values are:
 0 - disables repetition mode
 1 to 10 - enables pixel repetition (inserts extra left and right
pixel repetition bars)
Parameter: NPPP.
AVI Video Identification
Code
Entry field
The digital video code corresponding to the EIA/CEA-861 standard.
Parameter: DVIC.
Number of Links
Not used for HDMI
Radio button
1
Sets the number of links to 1 by the DVI output.
2
Sets the number of links to 2 for the DVI output
Protocol Type
Pull-down select
Sampling Mode
Pull-down select
Specifies which digital output is active through the HDMI interface.
Allowable values are:
 DVI - Enables DVI mode out the DVI output or the HDMI
output.
 HDMI - Enables HDMI mode out the HDMI output.
Parameter: XVSI
Specifies the digital sampling mode. Allowable values are:
 Default - RGB 4:4:4.
Bits per Color Component Pull-down select

4:2:2 - Color difference components are sampled at half
the pixel rate. Luminance is sampled at the full pixel rate.
Requires that the YCbCr color mode be selected with the
DVST command.

4:4:4 - Color difference components and luminance
component is sampled at the full pixel rate. Requires that
the YCbCr color mode be selected with the DVST command.
Parameter: DVSM
Specifies the number of bits per component. Allowable values are:




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6 - Six bits per component.
8 - Eight bits per component.
10 - Ten bits per component.
12 - Twelve bits per component.
Parameter: NBPC
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The Format Editor Digital Audio tab is shown below. The table that follows describes each of the fields in the tab.
The table below describes each of the fields in the Digital Audio tab.
Field
Type
Description / Function
Signal Interface
Not used for HDMI
Pull-down select
Sets the digital audio signal interface. The valid values are:
Signal Type
Pull-down select

None - Use HDMI.

SPDIF.

AES3 (not used).

AESid (not used).

TOSlink optical (not used).

MiniPlug (not used).
Sets the digital audio signal interface. The valid values are:

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Description / Function

IEC 60958-3 Consumer LPCM.

IEC 60958-4 Professional LPCM.

IEC 61937 w/AC-3 (Dolby Digital).

MP2 (Video CD) (not used).

MP3 (MPEG1 Layer 3) (not used).

MPEG2 5.1 channels Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)

MPEG2 7.1 channel CBR or VBR

IEC 61937 w/’DTS

ATRAC
Level Shift
Entry field
Sets the digital audio level shift value for linear PCM. The valid values
are: 0 - 15 dBFS.
Parameter is: DALS
Sampling Rate
Entry field
Sets the digital audio sampling rate for linear PCM. The valid values
are:

32.0kHz

44.1kHz

48.0kHz

88.2kHz

96.0kHz

176.4kHz
 192.0kHz
Parameter is: ARAT
Number of Streams
Entry field
Sets the digital audio streams. The valid value is: 1.
Parameter is: NDAS.
Number of Channels
Entry field
Sets the digital audio sampling rate for linear PCM. The valid values
are: 2 through 8
Parameter is: NDAC.
Bits per Sample
Pull-down select
Sets the digital audio sampling rate for linear PCM. The valid values are:

16

20
 24
Parameter is: NBPA.
Contents Gated
Entry field
Sets the digital audio content gate. The valid values are:
0 through 4095. Refer to EIA/CEA-861-x.
Contents Available
Entry field
Sets the digital audio content available. The valid values are: 0
through 4095. Refer to EIA/CEA-861-x.
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Field
Type
Description / Function
Mix Down Gate
Not applicable
Check box
Sets the digital audio down-mix gate. The valid values are: enabled (0)
or disabled (1).
Channels Available
Entry field
Sets the digital audio channels available. The valid values are: 0
through 255. Refer to EIA/CEA-861.
Channels Gated
Entry field
Sets the digital audio channel gate. The valid values are: 0 through
255. Refer to EIA/CEA-861.
7.6
New Format - AFD Tab
The Format Editor AFD tab is shown below. The table that follows describes each of the fields in the tab.
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The table that follows describes each of the text entry fields in the AFD tab.
Heading
Field
Description / Function
Active Format
Content Aspect Ratio
Sets the aspect ratio of the source image content. The
valid parameter range is: 0.75 to 2.39.
Embedded Aspect Ratio
Sets the aspect ratio of the extended image content.
The valid parameter range is: 0.75 to 2.39.
Signal Aspect Ratio
Sets the aspect ratio of the video signal image content.
The valid parameter range is: 0.75 to 2.39.
Extended From Content Apert. Map
Enables you to set the mapping type for mapping
CXAR-shaped image content into the extended
EXAR-shaped aperture.
Signal from Extended Apert. Map
Enables you to set the mapping type for mapping
EXAR-shaped image content into the SXAR-shaped
signal interface.
Left
Sets the left side letterbox bars in pixels.
Right
Sets the right side letterbox bars in pixels.
Top
Sets the top letterbox bars in pixels.
Bottom
Sets the bottom letterbox bars in pixels.
Bars
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Format Editor - Open
This subsection defines the Open Format dialog box. The Open Format dialog box is shown below. This enables
you to open an existing format file from your 980 instrument.
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Format Editor - Save
This subsection defines the Save [File] dialog box. The Save dialog box is shown below. You use the Save function
to store a format that you have defined. You can either save it to your PC (Local tab) or the 882 instrument
(Remote tab).
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Creating a new format using the Format Editor
The procedure below describes how to create a new format using the Format Editor.
To create a new format using the Format Editor:
1. Access the Format Editor using the procedures described in Accessing the Format Editor.
The Format Editor appears.
1. Click the New activation button on the bottom of the panel (indicated above).
The Timing tab of the format definition page appears as shown below.
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Open an existing file to work from by clicking on the Open activation button near the bottom of the window
(indicated above).
The open file dialog box appears as shown below.
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5.
Scroll and select a format file to use as a starting point for defining your new format.
6.
The format parameters of the selected format will appear in the new format Timing window as shown below.
7.
Modify the parameters as required for the new format. You can reference the parameter definitions in the
tables presented earlier in this chapter. The following guidelines will help you modify the format parameters.
•
When selecting a parameter to modify on the Timing tab, ensure that the value is editable. To be editable,
the field either needs to have a pencil icon next to it or a black field background. Gray fields are disabled
for editing. Fields in red (with the calculator icon) cannot be modified. However you can change whether a
field can be modified by clicking on the calculator icon which will cause it to change to a pencil icon
allowing you to change its value.
•
Upon modifying a format value hit the enter key to invoke the change. The Format Editor applies the new
value to the timing algorithm and updates any values dependent on the value you entered (or changed).
For example, to change the horizontal resolution to 660, enter the value in the
Active field under Pixels in the Horizontal area.
You will notice that the Format Editor has calculated and written values to the Blank and Period fields as
indicated by the red calculator ( ) symbol. Although the Period value has not changed, the Format Editor
still indicates it is a calculated value by displaying the red calculator.
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Save the new format.
a. Click the Save activation button or the select Save from the File pull-down menu to save the format. The
Save dialog box appears as shown below.
b. Enter new format name in Name field.
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7.10 Modifying an existing format using the Format Editor
The procedure below describes how to make a few changes on an existing format using the Format Editor. This
enables you to quickly run tests a display by tweaking a few timing parameters at a time.
To modify an existing format with the Format Editor:
1. Access the Format Editor using the procedures described in Accessing the Format Editor.
The Format Editor appears.
2. Click the Open activation button on the bottom of the panel (indicated above).
A dialog box enabling you to scroll and select a format appears as shown below.
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The format parameters of the selected format will appear in the new format Timing window as shown below.
7.
Modify the parameters as required for the new format. The following guidelines will help you modify the format
parameters.
•
When selecting a parameter to modify on the Timing tab, ensure that the value is editable. To be editable,
the field either needs to have a pencil icon next to it or a black field background. Gray fields are disabled
for editing. Fields in red (with the calculator icon) cannot be modified. However you can change whether a
field can be modified by clicking on the calculator icon which will cause it to change to a pencil icon
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allowing you to change its value.
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Upon modifying a format value hit the enter key to invoke the change. The Format Editor applies the new
value to the timing algorithm and updates any values dependent on the value you entered (or changed).
For example, to change the horizontal resolution to 660, enter the value in the
Active field under Pixels in the Horizontal area.
You will notice that the Format Editor has calculated and written values to the Blank and Period fields as
indicated by the red calculator ( ) symbol. Although the Period value has not changed, the Format
Editor still indicates it is a calculated value by displaying the red calculator.
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8.
To apply the format settings on the generator, click the Use activation button on the lower right side.
Use (apply) the modified format by clicking on the Use activation button on the bottom of window.
Monitor the display under test for roper operation.
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7. Command Reference
This section provides a list of commands available for use with the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module. You
can control the 980 and its modules through the command line via a telnet session or from the 980 Manager
Console panel. Typically users will utilize a terminal program such as PuTTY.
8.1
Accessing the Command Line
To establish a command line session through a telnet session:
1. Launch the Command Prompt utility from the Windows Accessories such as PuTTY. Enter
2. Establish a telnet session with the 980 using the following command. Note you will enter in the IP address of
the 980 (192.168.254.135 in example)
The 980 login prompt will then appear as shown below.
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3. Login at the prompt.
Pscope login: qd
Password: qd // you will not be able to see the entry.
4. The p-scope> prompt will appear allowing you to enter commands. Refer to the screen example below.
5. Access the HDMI 2.0 Video Generator prompt by entering the 980 slot number that the HDMI 2.0 Video
Generator module is installed in. In this example it is Slot 1. Refer to the following screen. (Note you can
determine the slot number using the discover command discussed further below.)
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The hdmi 2.0 prompt is presented as shown above. Note that Slot 1 become the “default” slot and does not
need to be entered on the command line; it is optional.
8.2
Command Line Conventions
Since the 980 can be equipped with multiple modules, there is a convention for addressing commands to specific
modules.
The addressing convention is as follows:
<IN/OUT><Slot><Port>: command_string
The configuration used in this example is a 980 HDMI Video Generator module in Slot 1.
Example: Load a test pattern for the transmitter port (Tx1 port 0) on the 980 HDMI 2.0 Video Generator module
which is equipped in Slot 1:
OUT10:IMGL SMPTEBar
Note 1: Commands are not case sensitive.
Note 2: If the slot number has been established as the default (by entering) the slot number on the command line)
then you can leave the slot out of the command:
OUT0:IMGL SMPTEBar
To determine what modules are installed in what slots enter the discover command as shown:
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The discover command in the example above indicates that the HDMI module is installed in Slot 1.
8.1
Video-Related commands
Refer to the following tables for the supported commands.
ALLU
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: N
Same as the FMTU command.
Example:
OUT10:FMTL 720p60
OUT10:ALLU
DVQM
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Sets the quantization mode (color range) for the video in HDMI. Valid values are: 0 = 0-255; 2 = 16-235.
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the current setting of the digital quantization mode.
Examples:
OUT10:DVQM 2
// sets the mode or range to 16-235).
or
OUT10:DVQM 0
OUT10:DVQM?
// sets the mode or range to 0-255).
// returns the current value.
DVSM
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Sets the sampling mode between 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 in YCbCr mode on HDMI. Valid values are: 2 = 4:2:2; 4 = 4:4:4.
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
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Query returns the current setting of the digital sampling mode.
Examples:
OUT10:DVSM 2
// sets the sampling to 4:2:2.
or
OUT10:DVSM 4
OUT10:DVSM?
// sets the sampling to 4:4:4.
// returns the current value.
DVST
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Sets the digital video signal type. Valid values are: HDMI/DVI RGB = 10; HDMI YCbCr = 14.
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the current setting of the digital video signal type.
Example:
OUT10:DVST 10
// activates the HDMI/DVI output for RGB video).
OUT10:DVST?
// returns the current value.
FMTL
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Loads a format. Takes a format name as a parameter. Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the currently loaded format.
Examples:
OUT10:FMTL 720p60 // loads the 720p60 format.
OUT10:FMTL?
// returns the current value.
FMTU
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Uses the currently loaded format. Takes no parameters.
Query returns the currently used format.
Example:
OUT10:FMTL 720p60
OUT10:FMTU
IFGU
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: N
Activates an infoframe command.
Examples:
OUT10:XAVI:S 1
// sets scan parameter to overscanned.
OUT10:IFGU
// required to invoke the command.
IFTG
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables infoframe transmission.
Refer to EIA/CEA-861-F standard for mask values for each infoframe. The mask values for the command are shown below.
Packet Type
VSI = 1
AVI = 2
SPD = 4
AUD = 8
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MPG = 16
GIF2 = 32
XVYCC GBD = 64
HDMI VSI = 128
HDMI Forum VSI = 256
Audio Metadata = 512
HDR = 1024
To enable the transmission of a specific infoframe set the command for that mask. To enable multiple infoframe
transmissions, set each mask. Refer to examples below:
Examples:
OUT70:IFTG 0
OUT70:IFGU
OUT70:IFTG?
0
OUT70:IFTG 1
OUT70:IFGU
OUT70:IFTG?
1
OUT70:IFTG 2
OUT70:IFGU
OUT70:IFTG?
2
OUT70:IFTG 6
OUT70:IFGU
OUT70:IFTG?
6
OUT70:IFTG 12
OUT70:IFGU
OUT70:IFTG?
12
OUT70:IFTG 2047
OUT70:IFGU
OUT70:IFTG?
2047
// to reset infoframe transmission.
// to enable settings.
// verify infoframe transmission is reset to disabled state.
// to enable transmission of VSI infoframe.
// to enable settings.
// verify that it is enabled.
// to enable transmission of AVI infoframe.
// to enable settings.
// verify that it is enabled.
// to enable transmission of AVI and SPD infoframes.
// to enable settings.
// verify that it is enabled.
// to enable transmission of SPD and AUD packets.
// to enable settings.
// verify that it is enabled.
// to enable transmission of all packets.
// to enable settings.
// verify that it is enabled.
IFTR
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables repeated infoframe transmission. When infoframe transmission is enabled for a particular infoframe using the IFTG
command, use this IFTR command to determine whether the infoframe is sent once or sent repeatedly for each successive
video frame. (This is defaulted to 1 [enabled] – only set to 0 to disable repeated transmission.)
Example:
OUT70:IFTG 2
OUT70:IFTR 1
OUT70:IFGU
// to enable transmission of AVI infoframe.
// to enable repeated transmission of AVI infoframes.
// to activate settings.
IMGL
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Loads an image. Takes an image name as a parameter.
Requires IMGU, FMTU or ALLU to activate.
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Query returns the currently loaded image.
Example:
OUT10:IMGL SMPTEBar
// loads smptebar image
IMGU
Command supported?: Y
Uses (activates) the currently loaded image.
Query returns the currently used image.
OUT10:IMGL SMPTEBar
OUT10:IMGU
Query supported?: Y
Takes no parameters.
ISUB
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables or disables activation of alternate versions of test images if they have alternate versions. Takes no parameters.
Query returns the current setting.
IMGL graysall
// loads the SlideBox image
OUT10:ISUB 1
// enables alternate versions of the image
OUT10:IVER 1
// activates the first version of an image
OUT10:IMGU
// invokes the image and image version.
OUT10:ISUB 0
// disables alternate versions of the image
IVER
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables or disables activation of alternate versions of test images if they have alternate versions. Takes no parameters.
Query returns the current setting.
IMGL graysall
// loads the SlideBox image
OUT10:ISUB 1
// enables alternate versions of the image
OUT10:IVER 100
// activates the 100th version of the image
OUT10:IMGU
// invokes the image and image version.
NBPC
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Sets the number of bits per component on HDMI. Valid values are: 8 = 8 bits per component; 10 = 10 bits per component; 12
= 12 bits per component. Only affects output when color space is RGB or YCbCr 4:4:4.
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the current setting of the number of bits per component on HDMI.
Example:
OUT10:NBPC 12
// sets the component bit depth to 12 bits
OUT10:NBPC?
// returns the current value.
OUTG
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Sets the enable gate of video output. (This is defaulted to 1 – only set to 0 to disable video when absolutely necessary.)
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the current setting for the enable gate for the video.
Example:
OUT10:OUTG 1
// enables the outputs.
OUT10:OUTG?
// returns the current setting.
REDG/GRNG/BLUG
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Query supported?: Y
Enables red/green/blue, respectively. (Also see XVSG.)
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the current setting for enabling red, green, blue video.
Examples:
OUT10:REDG 1
// enables the red output channel.
OUT10:GRNG 0
// disables the green output channel.
OUT10:BLUG 1
// enables the blue output channel.
OUT10:BLUG?
// returns the current setting.
SCAN
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Sets the current format to either progressive (SCAN 1) or interlaced (SCAN 2).
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the current setting for the scan type.
Example:
OUT10:SCAN 1
// sets the output to progressive.
OUT10:SCAN?
// returns the current setting.
X3DM
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: N
Enables you to enable 3D and to set the 3D frame structure to send out the HDMI outputs.
X3DM: enable method sampling
Refer to the EIA/CEA-861-F standard for details.
Where enable is:
0 = disable 3D
1 = enable 3D
Where method is:
0 = Frame Packing
2 = Line Alternative
3 = Side by Side (Full)
4 = L + Depth
6 = Top and Bottom
8 = Side by Side (Half)
Where sampling is the Side-by-Side Horizontal Sub-Sampling method. Can be one of:
0 - Odd/Left picture, Odd/Right picture
1 - Odd/Left picture, Even/Right picture
2 - Even/Left picture, Odd/Right picture
3 - Even/Left picture, Even/Right picture
Quincunx Matrix:
4 - Odd/Left picture, Odd/Right picture
5 - Odd/Left picture, Even/Right picture
6 - Even/Left picture, Odd/Right picture
7 - Even/Left picture, Even/Right picture
Examples:
OUT10:X3DM:1 0
OUT10:ALLU
OUT10:X3DM:1 8 4
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// enables the HDMI output for 3D and sets structure to Frame Packing.
// required to invoke the command.
// enables the HDMI output for 3D and sets structure to Side by Side
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// required to invoke the command.
XAUD
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables you to send Audio infoframes out the HDMI outputs. This will not change the HDMI audio content.
XAUD:audparameter value
Parameters are optional. Refer to the EIA/CEA-861-F standard for details on each parameter and their values.
Where audparameters are:
CA – Channel assignment. Sets the channel assignment value or retrieves the value transmitted.
CC – Channel count. Sets the channel count value or retrieves the value transmitted.
CT – Audio coding type. Sets the audio coding type value or retrieves the value transmitted.
SS – Sample size. Sets the sample size value or retrieves the value transmitted.
SF – Sampling frequency. Sets the sampling frequency value or retrieves the value transmitted.
DMI – Down-mix inhibit. Sets the down-mix inhibit value or retrieves the value transmitted.
LSV – Level shift value. Sets the level shift value or retrieves the value transmitted.
PBL – LFE playback level. Sets the LFE playback level or retrieves the level transmitted.
CSUM – Checksum. Sets or gets the checksum value for the corresponding InfoFrame.
Examples:
OUT10:XAUD:CC 2
OUT10:IFGU
OUT10:XAUD:SS 2
OUT10:IFGU
OUT10:XAUD:CC?
//
//
//
//
//
sets the channel count to 3.
required to invoke the command.
sets the sampling size to 20.
required to invoke the command.
returns the channel count.
XAVI
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables you to send AVI infoframes out the HDMI outputs.
XAVI:aviparameter value
Parameters are optional. Refer to the EIA/CEA-861-F standard for details on each parameter and their values.
Where aviparameters are:
S – Scan information. Sets the scan information value or retrieves the value transmitted.
B – Bar information. Sets the bar information value or retrieves the value transmitted.
A – Active format information. Sets the active format information value or retrieves the value transmitted.
C – Colorimetry. Sets the colorimetry value or retrieves the value transmitted.
Y – Video type. Sets the video type value or retrieves the value transmitted.
Q – RGB Quantization range. Sets the RGB Quantization range or retrieves the value transmitted.
YQ – YCC quantization range. Sets the YCC quantization range or retrieves the value transmitted.
R – Active Format Aspect Ratio. Sets active format aspect ratio value or retrieves the value transmitted.
M – Picture Aspect Ratio. Sets the picture aspect ratio value or retrieves the value transmitted.
EC – Extended Colorimetry. Sets the extended colorimetry value or retrieves the value transmitted.
SC – Non-uniform Picture Scaling. Sets the non-uniform picture scaling value or retrieves the value transmitted.
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ETB – Line number at start of top bar. Sets the pixel number start top value or retrieves the value transmitted.
SBB – Line number at start of bottom bar. Sets the pixel number start bottom value or retrieves the value transmitted.
ELB – Pixel number at start of left bar. Sets the pixel number start left value or retrieves the value transmitted.
SRB – Pixel number at start of right bar. Sets the pixel number start right value or retrieves the value transmitted.
VIC – Video Identification Code. Retrieves the value transmitted.
PR – Pixel repetition. Sets the pixel repetition value or retrieves the value transmitted.
ITC – IT Content. Sets the IT content value or retrieves the value transmitted.
CN – Content Type. Sets the content type value or retrieves the value transmitted.
CSUM – Checksum. Sets the checksum value or retrieves the value transmitted.
Example:
OUT10:XAVI:S 1
// sets scan parameter to overscanned.
OUT10:IFGU
// required to invoke the command.
OUT10:XAVI:Y 0; M 1 // sets video type to RGB and aspect ratio to 4:3
OUT10:IFGU
// required to invoke the command.
OUT10:XAVI:Y?
// returns the value or setting of the video type parameter.
XHVI
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables you to send Vendor Specific infoframes out the HDMI outputs. This will not change the HDMI output stream.
XHVI:hviparameter value
Parameters are optional. Refer to the EIA/CEA-861-F standard for details on each parameter and their values.
Where hviparameters are:
HVF – HDMI Video Format field. Values: 0 = no info, i.e. 2D; 1 = 4Kx2K; 2 = 3D.
HVIC – HDMI Video Identification Code (VIC). Sets VIC for 4Kx2K use.
H3DS– HDMI 3D structure. Sets the 3D structure indication.
3DMG – 3D metadata present gate. Indicates whether 3D metadata is present or not present.
3DED – 3D External data.
LEN – HDMI VSIF length in bytes.
CSUM – Checksum. Sets or gets the checksum value for the corresponding InfoFrame.
Examples:
OUT10:XHVI:HVF 2
OUT10:IFGU
OUT10:XHVI:3DMG 2
OUT10:IFGU
OUT10:XHVI:3DMG?
// 3D is enabled.
// required to invoke the command.
// indicates that 3D metadata is present.
// required to invoke the command.
// returns the value for the 3DMG parameter.
XSPD
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables you to send Source Product Descriptor infoframes out the HDMI outputs.
Syntax:
XSPD [VNS [PDS ]]
Where:
VNS – Vendor string name.
PDS – Product description string (see EIA/CEA-861-F standard)
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Note: Must enable the SPD infoframe with the IFTG and IFTR commands
Examples:
OUT70:IFTG 4
// to enable transmission of SPD infoframe.
OUT70:IFTR 1
// (optional) enables repeated transmission of SPD infoframe.
OUT70:XSPD:VNS QDI HDMI-Analyzer // populates the vendor name string.
OUT70:IFGU
// required to invoke the command.
OUT70:XSPD:VNS?
// returns the current value.
OUT70:XSPD:PDS 02
// populates the source product description as a Digital STB
(refer to CEA-861-F for source device types).
OUT70:IFGU
// required to invoke the command.
OUT70:XSPD:PDS?
// returns the current value.
XVSG
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Enables red/green/blue gates.
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Examples:
OUT10:XVSG 1 0 1 // enables Red and Blue gates)
Or
OUT10:XVSG 1
OUT10:XVSG?
// enables all 3 channels as a shortcut
// returns the current setting of polarity of VSYNC and HSYNC
XVSI
Command supported?: Y
Query supported?: Y
Sets the video interface of the unit.
Requires FMTU or ALLU to activate.
Query returns the current interface activation setting.
Examples:
OUT10:XVSI 2
// Sets DVI Computer formats
OUT10:XVSI 3
// Sets DVI TV formats
OUT10:XVSI 4
// Sets active interface to HDMI
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8. Upgrading the 980 Manager and 980
This Chapter provides information about upgrading your 980 and 980 GUI Manager. Detailed procedures are not
provided in this document. Please be sure to refer to the Release Notes for a specific release for detailed
upgrade instructions.
Quantum Data periodically provides maintenance release of software and firmware. The most recent versions are
available on the downloads page of the Quantum Data website.
http://www.quantumdata.com/downloads/index.asp
Two software packages are available for upgrading the 980:
1. Embedded firmware and gateware package for the 980 instrument. This is a Debian software package for
installation in the Linux-based instrument. (The file extension is .deb.) This package also includes the
embedded Graphical User Interface that will be installed for the Touch Screen User Interface. The 980
software package includes the firmware and gateware for all available modules.
2. Graphical User Interface for Windows PCs. This is the 980 Manager GUI that can be used to control all 980
instruments from a Windows PC.
Notes:
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1. If the Windows-based 980 Manager GUI and the embedded firmware are both being upgraded, we
recommend upgrading the 980 Manager first, and then upgrading the embedded firmware.
2. Be sure to check the release notes associated with the download files. Any special installation instructions
will be noted in the release notes.
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9. Image Reference
10.1 Standard image descriptions
This section provides a reference for the test patterns available with the 980 Video Generator Module.
10.2 3DXTalk
The 3DXTalk is an image for testing 3D crosstalk.
10.2.1 Description
Test image for testing 3D crosstalk.
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10.3 Acer1
10.3.1 Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. Consists of two sets of color bars and five blocks of “#”
characters on a white crosshatch with a black background.
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10.4 Acer2
10.4.1 Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. Consists of colorbars, lines of “#” characters, and a
green border.
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10.5 Acer3, Acer4, Acer5, Acer6
10.5.1 Description
Special test images developed per customer specifications. Consists of large and small white circles centered on
either a yellow (Acer3), magenta (Acer4), cyan (Acer5), or white (Acer6) crosshatch on a black background. The
Acer3 image is shown below.
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10.6 Acer7 and Acer8
10.6.1 Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. In the primary version, five blocks of either white “#”
(Acer7) or “H” (Acer8) characters on a black background are displayed. A secondary version displays black
characters on a white background. The Acer7 image is shown below.
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10.7.1 Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. In the primary version, a mostly white field is displayed
with two rows of color bars at the bottom. A secondary version displays a black field with the two rows of color bars
at the bottom.
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10.8 AFDtest
10.8.1 Description
Used to test HDMI content mapping using different EIA/CEA-861-B formats. There are 10 different versions of this
image.
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10.9 Anamorph
10.9.1 Description
The primary version displays a white background with a small black pixel in the center fills the active video area. A
secondary version displays a black background with a small white pixel in the center.
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10.10 AnsiGray
10.10.1
Description
The primary version displays a white background with a small black pixel in the center fills the active video area. A
secondary version displays a black background with a small white pixel in the center.
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10.11 AnsiLght
10.11.1
Description
The primary version displays a white background with a small black pixel in the center fills the active video area. A
secondary version displays a black background with a small white pixel in the center.
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10.12 Apple 1
10.12.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. A secondary version shows reverse (black characters
on white background).
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10.13 Audio_L, Audio_Lf, Audio_R, Audio_Rf, Audio_X, Audio_Xf
10.13.1Description
Used to configure HDMI audio output signal. The Audio_L is shown below. For more information, see “Testing
HDMI audio” on page 305.
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10.14 Audio_1, Audio_1f, Audio_2, Audio_2f, Audio_3, Audio_3f, Audio_4,
Audio_4f, Audio_5, Audio_5f , Audio_6, Audio_6f, Audio_7, Audio_7f,
Audio_8, Audio_8f
10.14.1Description
To support testing of HDMI audio, the 882 provides 8-channel LPCM audio (using an internally-generated
sinewave) at the highest audio sampling rate (192 kHz).
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10.15 BarBlack
10.15.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. A secondary version shows reverse (black lines on
white background).
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10.16 BLU_EM, GRN_EM, RED_EM, WHT_EM, MEME1111, MEMESony,
MESony_B, MESony_G, and MESony_R
10.16.1Description
In the primary version, the screen is filled with blue (BLU and B), green (GRN and G), red (R), or white (WHT,
MEME1111, MEMEPlus, and MEMESony) EM character blocks on a black background. Only the white character
has a secondary version. It is drawn with black characters on a white background.
A bitmap of a single character block is shown here. The BLU_EM image is shown below.
10.16.2Purpose
This pattern is specified by some display manufacturers for checking and adjusting focus one color at a time.
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10.17 BLU_EM+, GRN_EM+, RED_EM+, WHT_EM+, MEMEPlus, MEPlus_B,
MEPlus_G, and MEPlus_R
10.17.1Description
In the primary version, the screen is filled with blue (BLU and B), green (GRN and G), red (R), or white (WHT and
Sony) EM character blocks on a black background. Only the white character has a secondary version. It is drawn
with black characters on a white background.
A bitmap of a single character block is shown here. The BLU_EM+ image is shown below.
10.17.2Purpose
This pattern is specified by one or more display manufacturers for checking and adjusting focus one color at a time.
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10.18 BLU_PIC, GRAY_PIC, GRN_PIC, RED_PIC, WHT_PIC
10.18.1Description
A solid blue (BLU), gray, green (GRN), red, or white (WHT) box fills the active video area. Only the white fill has a
secondary version. It can be changed to a black fill by pressing the Step key. The BLU_PIC image is shown below.
10.18.2Test
Purity adjustment.
10.18.3Purpose
To produce correct colors in a displayed image, the electron beams from each of the three (3) guns in the CRT
should strike only their matching phosphors. A white image shows patches of various colors on a monitor with bad
purity. The purity adjustment(s) should be performed before doing any brightness or color tests. In some cases,
purity adjustments involve loosening and repositioning the yoke, in which case purity should be adjusted prior to
doing any geometry tests.
Method The methods used for adjusting purity on a color monitor depend on the type of monitor and CRT (for
example; Delta, In-Line or Single Gun). In most cases, the first step is to degauss the CRT.
Note: For a Delta Gun CRT, turn on only the red output. A solid uniform field of red should appear. If the color is not
uniform, adjust the yoke and the Purity Tabs assembly.
If purity cannot be corrected to acceptable limits, the monitor may not have been properly degaussed or there may
be a defect in the CRT or purity assembly.
10.18.4Test
Shadow mask warping.
10.18.5Purpose
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The purity characteristics of your CRT can change over time if you leave it on with a lot of video being displayed.
This may be due to the CRT’s electron beams striking its shadow mask with enough energy to cause the mask to
heat. This internal heating may be enough to cause the shadow mask to warp and give bad purity.
Method Set the purity image to white and allow the monitor to run for a few minutes. Any mask warping shows up
as a change in purity. You can use a color meter to measure the change. The BriteBox pattern may also be useful
for measuring shadow mask warping.
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10.19.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. This image has 6 versions.
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10.20.1Description
The primary version has a solid white box in the center of the active video. Depending on the image selected, the
box is sized by square millimeters. If there is room, information on the current format appears below and to the left
of the box. This shows the number of active pixels and lines as well as the horizontal and vertical scan rates. A
forward slash (I) after the number of active lines indicates the format is interlaced.
Note: The box will be the correct size only if the correct physical active video size is set in the format.
The Box_50mm image is shown below. The secondary version draws a black box and black text on a white
background.
10.20.2Test
Brightness control adjustment.
10.20.3Purpose
The wrong brightness setting may cause other tests such as Contrast, Focus, and Beam Size to be invalid. An
accurate brightness setting helps give repeatable measurements throughout other tests.
10.20.4Method
Center your light meter probe within the center square and adjust the monitor’s brightness control to obtain the
required light meter reading.
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10.21 BriteBox
10.21.1Description
The primary version has a single white box in the center of active video. The box size is controlled by the MSIZ
system parameter. The secondary version adds four boxes in the corners of active video.
10.21.2Test
Brightness control adjustment.
10.21.3Purpose
The wrong brightness setting may cause other tests such as Contrast, Focus, and Beam Size to be invalid. An
accurate brightness setting helps give repeatable measurements throughout other tests.
10.21.4Method
Center your light meter probe within the center square and adjust the monitor’s brightness control to obtain the
required light meter reading.
10.21.5Test
Brightness uniformity.
10.21.6Purpose
The light output of most picture tubes varies slightly when measured across the CRT face.
This test can be used to verify that the light output variation is within your specification limits.
10.21.7Method
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Select the inverted version and perform the Brightness Control Adjustment test on the center box. Then, center the
light meter probe in each of the corner squares and note the reading you get for each square. The deviation
between each of the corner readings and the center reading should be within your specification limits.
10.22 Burst (TV formats only)
Description
The left side starts with reference white (+100 IRE) and black (+7.5 IRE) levels. This is followed by six bursts of sine
waves. Each burst is at a different frequency, forming vertical lines of various widths. The frequencies, going from
left to right, are 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 3.58, and 4.43 MHz.
10.22.1Test
Frequency response.
10.22.2
Method
When viewed on a TV screen, the peak intensities of all of the bursts should match the white reference level. The
darkest portions between the peaks should match the black reference level.
The image can also be used with a TV waveform analyzer to check the frequency response of a video system.
One scan line of the image, as it would appear on a waveform analyzer, is shown at the top of the next page. High
frequency roll-off (loss) would show up as a decrease in the peak-to-peak swings on the right side of the waveform.
Low frequency roll-off would show up as a decrease in the peak-to-peak swings on the left side of the waveform.
Some waveform analyzers can be set to detect and display the amplitude of the peaks. A typical amplitude
waveform for a good system is shown at the bottom of the next page.
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10.23 BurstTCE
10.23.1Description
Fills screen with a 0.5 MHz frequency. This can be increased in 0.5 MHz increments through the
Settings/Rendition dialog box.
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10.24.1Description
Fills screen with a 0.5 MHz frequency. This can be increased in 0.5 MHz increments through the
Settings/Rendition dialog box.
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10.25 Check511
10.25.1Description
Consists of five small boxes in the corners and at the center of the active video. The boxes are on a black
background. Each box consists of alternating black and white pixels that form a very fine checkerboard. The
secondary version inverts the image, creating a white background. The colors of the individual pixels in the boxes
also are inverted.
10.25.2Test
Verify monitor resolution.
10.25.3Purpose
The resolution of your monitor should meet or exceed the design specifications.
10.25.4
Method
First adjust the brightness, contrast, and focus to their correct settings. You should be able to see individual and
distinct pixels in each of the boxes. Failure to see distinct pixels may indicate you have a defective video amplifier,
focus correction circuit, or picture tube.
Note: If multi-colored areas appear on a mask-type color picture tube, you may have a problem with convergence
or you may be exceeding the resolution of the picture tube.
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10.26 CheckBy3
10.26.1Description
The active video area is equally divided into a 3x3 checkerboard of black and white boxes.
The primary version has four white boxes as shown in the image below. The secondary version has five white
boxes (reverse).
10.26.2Test
Contrast ratio.
10.26.3Purpose
The pattern is based on a proposed ANSI method of measuring the contrast ratio of video projection systems.
Method Using a light meter probe, measure and record the light-level reading (in foot lamberts) in the center of
each of the black and white boxes. The contrast ratio is expressed as the average of all of the white readings
divided by the average of all of the black readings.
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10.27 CheckBy6
10.27.1Description
The active video area is equally divided into a 6x6 checkerboard of black and white boxes.
The primary version has four white boxes as shown in the image below. The secondary version has five white
boxes (reverse).
10.27.2Test
Contrast ratio.
10.27.3Purpose
The pattern is based on a proposed ANSI method of measuring the contrast ratio of video projection systems.
Method Using a light meter probe, measure and record the light-level reading (in foot lamberts) in the center of
each of the black and white boxes. The contrast ratio is expressed as the average of all of the white readings
divided by the average of all of the black readings.
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10.28 Check_02
10.28.1Description
Primary version is shown below. The secondary version has reverse (black lines on white background).
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10.29 Check_11
10.29.1Description
In the primary version, the active video area is filled with alternating black and white pixels that form a very fine
checkerboard, as shown below. The secondary version inverts the colors in the image. The inverted image looks
almost the same as the non-inverted version.
10.29.2Test
Verify monitor resolution.
10.29.3Purpose
The resolution of your monitor should meet or exceed the design specifications.
10.29.4
Method
Adjust the brightness, contrast, and focus to their correct settings first. You should be able to see individual and
distinct pixels in each of the boxes. Failure to see distinct pixels may indicate you have a defective video amplifier,
focus correction circuit, or picture tube.
Note: If multi-colored areas appear on a mask-type color picture tube, you may have a problem with convergence,
or you may be exceeding the resolution of the picture tube.
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10.30 Checkers
10.30.1Description
This image has two color checker type arranged in a checker board pattern. It enables you to show a contrast of
color depth for each type of checker type. For example you can specify one tile to use 12 bit deep color and the
other checker tile to use 10 bit color. You can then view the image and see whether distinquish between the two
checker types. You need to set the pixel depth in the generator to 24 bit (PELD = 32) in order to access 512
grayscale or color levels for each tile for a single image rendered on a display.
The following is a sample of the Checkers image is rendered on a display.
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10.31 CirclesL
10.31.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. In the primary version (shown below), the image
consists of five large white circles on a black background. The circles are positioned in the center and in the
corners of the active video area. The secondary version inverts the image to black circles on a white background.
10.31.2Purpose
This pattern is specified by some monitor manufacturers for checking and adjusting video scan size, linearity, and
over scanning.
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10.32 CirclesS
10.32.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. In the primary version (shown below), the image
consists of eight small white circles on a black background. The circles are positioned in the corners of the active
video area and centered on each edge of the active video area. The secondary version inverts the image to black
circles on a white background.
10.32.2Purpose
This pattern is specified by some monitor manufacturers for checking and adjusting video scan size, linearity, and
over scanning.
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10.33 ColorBar
10.33.1Description
The primary version (shown below) has 16 full-height vertical color bars. The secondary version splits the field into
a top and bottom half. The bars in the bottom half of the screen are in reverse order.
Note: When outputting digital video, 33% Gray changes to 50% Gray, and 67% Gray becomes either Black or
some gray level depending on how the display interprets the video information.
10.33.2Test
Verify that all video channels are functional.
10.33.3Purpose
To verify that none of the video channels are bad or connected incorrectly.
10.33.4Method
Compare the sequence of color bars with the table. Missing bars may indicate a dead or unconnected channel. The
transition between the bars should be sharp and distinct. Each bar should also be uniform in color and intensity
across its entire width. Non-uniformity may indicate problems with the response of the video amplifiers. If all the
bars are present but in the wrong order, one or more inputs may be swapped.
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10.34.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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10.35 Crosshtch
10.35.1Description
Use the following pattern to check and adjust geometric distortion, focus, beam shape, and convergence or color
registration.
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10.36.1Description
This is an animated image consisting of one small multicolored cube orbiting around a larger multicolored cube.
Each cube also is spinning on its own axis. The default text string is Quantum Data, which can be changed using
commands. The primary version (shown below) has a black background and a thick green border. The secondary
version uses a white background.
10.36.2Purpose
Can be used for show demonstrations with your own text.
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10.37 CUBES3D
10.37.1Description
Test image for testing 3D motion.
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10.38 DecodAdj
10.38.1Description
To check the color decoder performance to determine if the decoder over-emphasizes red or green colors.
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10.39 DecodChk
10.39.1Description
To check the color decoder performance to determine if the decoder over-emphasizes red or green colors.
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10.40 Diamond1
10.40.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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10.41 Dot1606, Dot1610, Dot1612, Dot1615, Dot1812, Dot1815, Dot2016
10.41.1Description
The primary version has white pixel dots on a black background. The secondary version has black pixel dots on a
white background.
The primary version of the Dot2016 image is shown below.
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10.42 DOT_10,DOT_12,DOT24
10.42.1Description
The active video area is filled with multiple rows of white, single pixel dots. The dots define the corners of what
would appear to be square boxes if all connecting pixels were lit. The number of rows of boxes and the number of
boxes per row depends on which version of the image is selected and the screen aspect ratio of the
currently-loaded format. The number in the image’s name refers to the number of boxes that will be formed along
the minor axis for most aspect ratios. The generator calculates the ratio and then finds the closest match from the
following table.
Aspect Ratio
Dot_10
Dot_12
Dot_24
W:H
Decimal
Number
of Rows
Boxes
per Row
Number
of Rows
Boxes
per Row
Number
of Rows
Boxes
per Row
16 : 9
1.777 É
10
16
10
16
18
32
5:3
1.666 É
10
16
10
16
18
30
4:3
1.333 É
10
14
12
16
24
32
1:1
1.000
10
10
12
12
24
24
0.750
14
10
16
12
32
24
3 : 4primary version has white pixel dots on a black background. A secondary version has black pixel dots on a
The
white background.
The primary version of the Dot_24 image is shown below.
10.42.2Purpose
To accurately produce an image on a color monitor, the three electron beams in the CRT must meet (converge) at
the same location at the same time. Small dots displayed on a misconverged monitor appear as a group of
multi-colored dots.
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10.42.3Method
The convergence adjustments of most color monitors fall into two main categories. The first set of adjustments,
usually called Static Convergence, aligns the three beams in the center of the display. This method involves turning
on all three guns and adjusting the various magnets on the convergence assembly to produce all white dots in the
center of the display. The convergence assembly is located on the neck of the CRT. Different monitors and CRT
types may each require their own magnet-adjustment sequence.
After the center of the display is properly converged, the outer areas are adjusted by using the monitor’s Dynamic
Convergence controls. The number of controls, the area of the screen they affect, and their adjustment procedure
depends on the monitor under test.
10.42.4Test
Focus adjustments.
10.42.5Purpose
An out-of-focus monitor displays fuzzy pixels which, in turn, result in poorly formed and hard-to-read characters.
10.42.6Method
On monitors with a single (static) focus adjustment, adjust the control for the best average focus over the entire
screen. The focus at certain locations should be within specified limits.
Some monitors have a static and one or more dynamic focus controls. The sequence for adjusting them and the
areas of the screen they affect depend on the monitor under test.
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10.43 DV_Swing, DVSwing2
10.43.1Description
This image is only available with DVI and HDMI. The DV_Swing image is used to temporally change the digital
video swing (DVSS format parameter) between 90 and 1620 mVp-p of the HDMI and DVI digital output for the
active format. This image displays the current video swing value over a graduated (ramp) background. This image
is supported by HDMI boards (revision F or later), and DVI boards with FPGA F1 or later.
Note: The DVSC command can be used to set the swing value between 150 and 1500 mVp-p.
10.43.2Method
To adjust the swing in 6 mV increments, press the Contents key and then the Options key.
You then enable More and use the +/- increment keys to proceed through the subimages.
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10.44.1Description
This image has multiple versions that display different sizes of the same pattern. Version 0 is shown below.
10.44.2Description
Displays EDID from the display connected with the generator.
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10.45 EdidData, Edid2
10.45.1Description
Displays EDID from the display connected with the generator.
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10.46 EdidHdmi1, EdidHdmi2
10.46.1Description
Displays EDID from the HDMI display connected with the generator.
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10.47 Elbit
10.47.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. This image has 19 versions.
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10.48 EMITest1 , EMITest3 , EMITest3 , EMITest4 , EMITest5
10.48.1Description
Special test images used for electro-magnetic interference (EMI) testing of displays. The entire active video area is
filled with an “H” character. The primary versions of these images draw white characters on a black background.
The secondary versions draw black characters on a white background. The EMITest1 image is shown below.
The EMITest2 image is the same as EMITest1, but with the bottom row of characters constantly drawn left-to-right
and then cleared.
The EMITest3 image is the same as EMITest1, but with a larger version of the “H” character.
The EMITest4 image is the same as EMITest3, but with the bottom row of characters constantly drawn
left-to-right and then cleared.
The EMITestS image is shown below.
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10.49.1Description
Special test images used for electro-magnetic interference (EMI) testing of displays. The entire active video area is
filled with an “H” character. The primary versions of these images draw white characters on a black background.
The secondary versions draw black characters on a white background. The EMITest1 image is shown below.
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10.50 Flat, Flat07, Flat13, Flat20, Flat27, Flat33, Flat40, Flat47, Flat53, Flat60, Flat67,
Flat73, Flat80, Flat87, Flat93, FlatGray, Flat_01, Flat_02, Flat_03, Flat_04,
Flat_05, Flat_06, Flat_07, Flat_08, Flat_09, Flat_10, Flat_11, Flat_12, Flat_13,
Flat_14, Flat_15, Flat_16
10.50.1Description
The entire active video area is filled with a shade of gray. Each image displays a different shade of gray. The
FlatGray image is shown below.
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10.51 Flat_B, Flat_G, Flat_R
10.51.1Description
The screen is filled with blue (B), green (G) or red (R). The Flat_B image is shown below.
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10.52 FlashRGB
10.52.1Description
The screen is filled with blue (B), green (G) or red (R).
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10.53 Focus20
10.53.1Description
Primary version shown below. The secondary version has black characters on a white background.
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10.54 FocusC14
10.54.1Description
Primary version shown below. The secondary version has black characters on a white background.
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10.55 FocusCCx
10.55.1Description
Primary version shown below. The secondary version has black characters on a white background.
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10.56 FocusEM
10.56.1Description
Primary version shown below. The secondary version has black characters on a white background.
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10.57 FocusEMP
10.57.1Description
Primary version shown below. The secondary version has black characters on a white background.
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10.58 FocusM00 - FocusM15
10.58.1Description
The FocusM00 image is shown below.
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10.59 [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
10.59.1Description
In the primary versions, the screen is filled with white “@” characters on a black background. The secondary
versions are drawn with black characters on a white background. The primary version of the [email protected] image is
shown below.
10.59.2Test
Focus adjustments.
10.59.3Purpose
An out-of-focus monitor displays fuzzy graphic images and poorly formed, hard-to-read text characters.
10.59.4Method
On monitors with a single (static) focus adjustment, adjust the control for the best average focus over the entire
screen. The focus at certain locations of the screen should be within specified limits.
Some monitors have a static and one or more dynamic focus controls. The sequence for adjusting them and the
areas of the screen that they affect depend on the monitor under test.
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10.60 Focus_Cx
10.60.1Description
In the primary version (shown below), the screen is filled with white Cx characters on a black background. The
secondary version is drawn with black characters on a white background.
10.60.2Test
Focus adjustments.
10.60.3Purpose
An out-of-focus monitor displays fuzzy graphic images and poorly formed, hard-to-read text characters.
10.60.4
Method
On monitors with a single (static) focus adjustment, adjust the control for the best average focus over the entire
screen. The focus at certain locations of the screen should be within specified limits.
Some monitors have a static and one or more dynamic focus controls. The sequence for adjusting them and the
areas of the screen that they affect depend on the monitor under test.
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10.61 Focus_H
10.61.1Description
In the primary version (shown below), the screen is filled with white H characters on a black background. The
secondary version is drawn with black characters on a white background.
10.61.2Test
Focus adjustments.
10.61.3Purpose
An out-of-focus monitor displays fuzzy graphic images and poorly formed, hard-to-read text characters.
10.61.4
Method
On monitors with a single (static) focus adjustment, adjust the control for the best average focus over the entire
screen. The focus at certain locations of the screen should be within specified limits.
Some monitors have a static and one or more dynamic focus controls. The sequence for adjusting them and the
areas of the screen that they affect depend on the monitor under test.
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10.62 Focus_MM
10.62.1Description
In the primary version (shown below), the screen is filled with white M characters on a black background. The
secondary version is drawn with black characters on a white background.
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10.63 Focus_Oo
10.63.1Description
In the primary version (shown below), the screen is filled with white Oo characters on a black background. The
secondary version is drawn with black characters on a white background.
10.63.2Test
Focus adjustments.
10.63.3Purpose
An out-of-focus monitor displays fuzzy graphic images and poorly formed, hard-to-read text characters.
10.63.4
Method
On monitors with a single (static) focus adjustment, adjust the control for the best average focus over the entire
screen. The focus at certain locations of the screen should be within specified limits.
Some monitors have a static and one or more dynamic focus controls. The sequence for adjusting them and the
areas of the screen that they affect depend on the monitor under test.
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10.64 FontViewer
10.64.1
Description
A listing of the data contained in any format. The primary image lists the settings of the format driving the display.
The secondary image can be used to list the contents of any stored format (via the Location field).
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10.65 Format
10.65.1
Description
A listing of the data contained in any format. The primary image lists the settings of the format driving the display.
The secondary image can be used to list the contents of any stored format (via the Location field).
This pattern works best at display resolutions of at least 640 pixel by 480 lines.
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10.66 Geom_1 – Geom_5
10.66.1Description
The primary version of the Geom_1 image is shown below. Secondary version is drawn with black lines on a white
background.
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10.67 Gray25, Gray40
10.67.1Description
The Gray25 image is shown below.
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10.68 GrayBar
10.68.1Description
The primary version (shown below) has 16 full-height vertical graybars. The intensity of the bars is shown below.
The secondary version splits the field into a top and bottom half. The bars in the bottom half of the screen are in
reverse order.
10.68.2Test
Video color tracking (color monitors)
10.68.3Purpose
To verify that a color monitor accurately reproduces colors at all intensities.
10.68.4Method
Perform the Brightness Control Adjustment and Brightness Uniformity tests first.
Changes in brightness from bar to bar should be uniform. All of the bars should appear as an untinted gray at all
levels.
10.68.5Test
Video gain linearity (monochrome monitors)
10.68.6 Purpose
To check the video linearity (grayscale) modulation)
10.68.7Method
Perform the Brightness Control Adjustment and Brightness Uniformity tests first.
Changes in brightness from bar to bar should be visible and uniform.
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10.69 GrayL1, GrayL3
10.69.1Description
The GrayL1 image is shown below.
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10.70 Grays5, Grays9, Grays11, Grays16, Grays32, Grays64
10.70.1Description
These images have the designated number of full-height vertical graybars.
The Grays11 image is shown below.
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10.71 GraysAll
10.71.1Description
Contains 256 grayscale versions, from 0 (full black) to 255 (full white).
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10.72 GraysMHL
10.72.1Description
Contains 256 grayscale versions, from 0 (full black) to 255 (full white).
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10.73 Gray_PIC
10.73.1Description
A solid gray box fills the active video area.
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10.74 Grill_11, Grill_15, Grill_22, Grill_33, Grill_44
10.74.1Description
The entire active video area is filled with alternating black and white stripes. The stripes are drawn at different
resolutions. Each of the stripes is four (4) pixels wide in the Grill_44 image and three (3) pixels wide in the Grill_33
image. Each of the stripes is two (2) pixels wide in the Grill_22 image and one (1) pixel wide in the Grill_11 image.
The primary versions draw vertical stripes. The secondary versions draw horizontal stripes. The primary version of
the Grill_44 image is shown below.
10.74.2Test
Verify monitor resolution.
10.74.3Purpose
The resolution of your monitor should meet or exceed the design specifications.
10.74.4Method
First adjust the brightness, contrast, and focus to their correct settings. You should be able to see individual and
distinct stripes in all areas of the display at all four resolutions. Failure to see distinct lines at the highest resolution
(Grill_11) may indicate you have a defective video amplifier or picture tube.
Note: If multi-colored lines appear on a mask-type color picture tube, you may have a problem with convergence
or you may be exceeding the resolution of the picture tube.
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10.75 GRN_EM, GRM_EM+, GRN_HTCH, GRN_PIC
10.75.1Description
In the primary version, the screen is filled with green (GRN) character blocks on a black background. Only the
white character has a secondary version. It is drawn with black characters on a white background.
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10.76 H_Stair
10.76.1Description
The active video area goes from full black at the bottom edge of the screen to full white at the top edge.
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10.77 HalfArea
10.77.1Description
Primary version shown below. Secondary version is drawn with black boxes and white background.
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10.78 HalfClk
10.78.1Description
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10.79 Hat1606, Hat1610, Hat1612, Hat1615
10.79.1Description
Primary version of Hat1606 is shown below. Secondary version is inversed.
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10.80 Hat1606A, Hat1610A, Hat1612A, Hat1615A
10.80.1Description
Primary version of Hat1606A is shown below. Secondary version is inversed.
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10.81 Hat1812, Hat1815
10.81.1Description
Primary version of Hat1812 is shown below. Secondary version is inversed.
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10.82 Hat1812A, Hat1815A
10.82.1Description
Primary version of Hat1812A is shown below. Secondary version is inversed.
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10.83 Hat2016
10.83.1Description
Primary version is shown below. Secondary version is inversed.
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10.84 Hat2016A
10.84.1Description
Primary version is shown below. Secondary version is inversed.
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10.85 Hatch_6, Hatch_10i, Hatch_10o, Hatch_12i, Hatch_12o, Hatch_24i,
Hatch_24o, Hatch_24s, Hatch_G, Hatch_M, GRN_HTCH, and MAGENTA
10.85.1Description
The primary versions consist of a white, green (G and GRN), or magenta (M) crosshatch drawn on a black
background. The lines form square boxes. A single pixel dot is located in the center of each crosshatch box. The
number of boxes formed depends on the version of the image selected and the screen aspect ratio of the currently
loaded format. The number in the image’s name refers to the number of boxes that are formed along the minor axis
for most aspect ratios. The generator calculates the ratio and then finds the closest match from the table on the
next page. Version names indicate the drawing method, as follows:
•
Versions ending in “i” draw from the inside (center) out. Any partial boxes are placed around the perimeter
of the image.
•
Versions ending in “o” draw from the outside in. Any partial boxes are placed along the centerlines of the
image.
•
Versions ending in “s” are the “i” version plus a 1-pixel thick border.
The secondary versions invert the images to black lines and dots on a white background. Hatch_G, Hatch_M,
GRN_HTCH and Magenta do not have secondary versions.
The primary version of the Hatch_10i image is shown below.
Aspect Ratio
W : H Decimal
Dot_10
Boxes
Vertically
16 : 9
1.777 É
10
16
10
16
18
32
5:3
1.666 É
10
16
10
16
18
30
4:3
1.333 É
10
14
12
16
24
32
1:1
1.000
10
10
12
12
24
24
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Horizontally
Dot_12
Boxes
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Boxes
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Dot_24
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10
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32
24
10.85.2Test
Convergence adjustment (color monitors only).
10.85.3Purpose
To accurately produce an image on a color monitor, the three electron beams in the CRT must meet (converge) at
the same location at the same time. Lines displayed on a misconverged monitor appear as several multi-colored
lines, and the transitions between different colored areas contain fringes of other colors.
10.85.4Method
The convergence adjustments of most color monitors fall into two main categories. The first set of adjustments,
usually called Static Convergence, aligns the three beams in the center of the display. This method involves turning
on all three guns and adjusting the various magnets on the convergence assembly to produce all white dots in the
center of the display. The convergence assembly is located on the neck of the CRT. Different monitors and CRT
types may each require their own magnet adjustment sequence.
After the center of the display is properly converged, the outer areas are adjusted by using the monitor’s Dynamic
Convergence controls. The number of controls, the area of the screen they affect, and their adjustment procedure
depends on the monitor under test.
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10.86 Hatch_16, Hatch_20
10.86.1Description
The primary version of the Hatch_16 image is shown below. The secondary versions draw black lines on a white
background.
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10.87 Hatch20
10.87.1Description
Primary version shown. The secondary version draws black lines on a white background.
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10.88 Hatch4x3, Hatch5x4 and Hatch8x8
10.88.1Description
These are different versions of a crosshatch pattern that may be called for by some display manufacturers’ test
procedures. The primary version consists of white crosshatch and circles on a black background. The secondary
version inverts the image to black lines on a white background.
The primary version of the Hatch4x3 image is shown below.
10.88.2Purpose
This is a general purpose test image that can be used to check and adjust video scan linearity and geometry and
color convergence.
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10.89 Hatch64W
10.89.1Description
This is a crosshatch pattern that may be called for by some manufacturers’ test procedures. The primary version
(shown below) consists of an 8x8 white crosshatch on a black background. A white rectangular patch is added in
the center. The secondary version inverts the image to black lines and box on a white background.
10.89.2Purpose
Method This is a general purpose test image that can be used to check and adjust video scan linearity and
geometry, and color convergence. The large white rectangle also allows for checking a display’s high voltage
regulation. This is done by observing the vertical lines at the left and right edges of the image. They should be fairly
straight and not pull in the area of the white rectangle.
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10.90 HdcpProd, Hdcp2
10.90.1Description
Used with HDCP feature.
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10.91 Hitatchi
10.91.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. The image consists of a 2x2 cluster of Microsoft
Windows® screen simulations using Japanese characters.
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10.92 HiLoTrk
10.92.1Description
The image consists of the middle of the 100-percent-white bottom portion is a 97.5-percent-white box within a
larger 95-percent-white box.
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10.93.1Description
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10.94 Imex1
10.94.1Description
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10.95 InFocus1
10.95.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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10.96 InFocus2
10.96.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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10.97 KanjiKAN
10.97.1Description
In the primary version (shown below), the screen is filled with white Japanese Kan characters on a black
background. The secondary version is drawn with black characters on a white background.
10.97.2Test
Focus adjustments.
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10.98 L80
10.98.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. Each image has three versions. The primary version of
the LGLCDTVB image is shown below.
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10.99 LGLCDTVB, LGLCDTVG, LGLCDTVR, LGLCDTVW
10.99.1Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications. Each image has three versions. The primary version of
the LGLCDTVB image is shown below.
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LGRamp
10.100.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications. The image provides a grayscale of two objects. The
secondary version of the LGRamp image is shown below.
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Linearty (Linearity)
10.101.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image has three parts. The first part consists of six (6) white circles. A large circle is drawn in the center of the
screen. Its diameter equals the lesser of the video height or width of the display. A smaller circle is drawn at half the
diameter and concentric with the larger circle. A circle also is drawn in each of the corners of the screen. The
diameter of the corner circles equals one-fifth of the display width.
The second part of the image consists of a white crosshatch. The number of boxes in the crosshatch depends on
the physical size of the display.
The last part of the image consists of white tic marks on the horizontal and vertical center lines of the image. The
marks are one pixel thick at every other pixel location. Every fifth mark is slightly longer. The color of the pattern
can be changed with the individual video output controls.
10.101.2
Test
Linearity adjustment.
10.101.3
Purpose
To present an undistorted display, the horizontal and vertical sweeps of the electron beam across the face of the
CRT should be at uniform speeds. Any non-uniformity in the sweep causes portions of an image to stretch while
other portions are compressed. Non-linearity in a monitor shows up in several ways. It may be present across the
entire screen, in a large portion of the screen, or localized in a very small area.
10.101.4
Method
The circles in the image can be used to do a general adjustment of a monitor’s linearity controls. Adjust the
controls to form perfectly round circles. The crosshatch image can be used to measure linearity and to make finer
control adjustments. All the full boxes in the crosshatch should be identical in size. Measure them with a ruler or a
gauge made for the monitor under test. Any deviation should be within your specification limits. Use the tic marks
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and a ruler or gauge to measure linearity over a small portion of the display. Compare the number of tic marks per
unit of measure with an adjacent or overlapping area.
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LinFocus
10.102.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image has several parts. The first part consists of a large circle in the center of the screen. Its diameter equals
the lesser of the video height or width of the display.
The second part is a 10x10 box crosshatch. The crosshatch is drawn in from the outside edges, with any extra
pixels in the boxes placed along the vertical and horizontal axis. The vertical centerline is two pixels thick if the
format has an even number of active pixels per line. The horizontal centerline is two pixels thick if the format has an
even number of active lines per frame. A smaller box is added at the center of the image. The box is one-half the
height and two-fifths the width of one of the crosshatch boxes. Current format data is shown in the lower left
quadrant of the image. It shows the number of active pixels (H) and lines (V) as well as the vertical and horizontal
scan rates.
The primary version (shown below) consists of a white pattern on a black background. The secondary version has a
black pattern on a white background.
The image also includes blocks of focus-checking characters at various locations. The blocks are positioned inside
the crosshatch boxes and are up to 3x3 characters in size. The size of the blocks is limited by the number of
characters that can fit in one box.
10.102.2
Test
Linearity adjustment
10.102.3
Test
Focus adjustment.
10.102.4
Purpose
An out-of-focus monitor displays fuzzy graphic images and poorly formed, hard-to-read characters when text is
displayed on the screen.
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Method
On monitors with a single (static) focus adjustment, adjust the control for the best average focus over the entire
screen. The focus at certain locations of the screen should be within specified limits.
Some monitors have a static and one or more dynamic focus controls. The sequence for adjusting them and the
areas of the screen they affect depend on the monitor under test.
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LipSync, LipSyncB
10.103.1
Description
Rev. A5
The lipsync image enables you to test for synchronization between HDMI video and audio.
The image enables you to select between a range of intervals. You can access the subimages to control the
interval of each video/audio synchronization event through the Content->Options menu and incrementing with the
+/- keys. There are 255 distinct settings (different intervals) available.
When you first select the Lipsync image, the interval is set at 0.66733 sec per audio event (shown below) for
progressive formats and 1.333333 sec for interlaced formats. When you enable subimages with Content->Option,
the default inital screen at image rendition 0 is one sync event per 1.101100 sec for progressive formats and 2.2
sec for interlaced formats. You can increase this up to 8.475133 sec at image rendition 254 which is one
video/audio synchronization event per 8.46666 seconds for progressive formats and
16.933332 for interlaced formats.
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MAGENTA
10.104.1
Description
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Master
10.105.1
Description
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MESony_R, MESony_G, MESony_B,
10.106.1
Description
Rev. A5
In the primary version, the screen is filled with blue ( B), green (G), red (R) EM character blocks on a black
background. Only the white character has a secondary version. It is drawn with black characters on a white
background.
A bitmap of a single character block is shown here. The MESony_B image is shown below.
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MEMEPlus, MEPlus_B, MEPlus_G, and MEPlus_R
10.107.1
Description
Rev. A5
In the primary version, the screen is filled with blue (BLU and B), green (GRN and G), red (R), or white (WHT and
Sony) EM character blocks on a black background. Only the white character has a secondary version. It is drawn
with black characters on a white background.
A bitmap of a single character block is shown here. The BLU_EM+ image is shown below.
10.107.2
Test
Focus.
10.107.3
Purpose
This pattern is specified by one or more display manufacturers for checking and adjusting focus one color at a time.
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MnslCLR
10.108.1
Description
Rev. A5
There are a series of these images (40 in total) that are accessible as sub images through the 882E front panel.
Each hue in the MnslCLR image set has 4 sub hues, labeled 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10, that represent a hue as it traverses
around the perimeter of the diagram above and transitions into the adjacent hues. Each such sub image depicts
the chroma and value variances of one of these sub hues. Each sub image provides a color block for each chroma
and value level for that sub hue. The value varies along the vertical axis and the chroma varies along the horizontal
axis.
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MnslGM
10.109.1
Description
Rev. A5
This is a color checker image with 24 colors arranged in a checker board.
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MnslPG
10.110.1
Description
Rev. A5
There are a series of these images (5 in total) that are accessible as sub images through the 882E front panel.
Each sub image depicts two hue families (each hue family contains 4 sub hues (2.5, 5, 7.5, 10). Each set of color
blocks arranged along a horizontal axis depicts the chroma and value variations for one of the sub hues which is
labeled on the left. Each such horizontal set of color blocks is a cancatenation of the value and chroma variations
for that particular hue. These cancatenations can be derived from the MnslCLR images. In other words, the
MnslPG image is a concatenation of 8 of the MnslCLR images.
The MnslPG Image is shown below.
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MoireX, MoireX33, MoireY, MoireY33
10.111.1
Description
Rev. A5
The MoireX and MoireY images consist of black lines on a white background across the active video area. MoireX
provides vertical lines; MoireY provides horizontal lines. The MoireX image is shown below.
The primary version of the MoireX33 and MoireY33 images provide a black frame around the black lines. The
secondary version draws a white frame around black lines. The primary version of the MoireX33 image is shown
below.
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Monoscope
10.112.1
Description
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MSony7, MSony8
10.113.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications. Primary version of the MSony7 image is shown below.
The secondary version draws white boxes and characters with a black background.
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MulBurst
10.114.1
Description
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Needle
10.115.1
Description
Rev. A5
To check and adjust for the proper geometry of display including picture centering, size, pincushion and linearity
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Orion
10.116.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image provides a color bar that rotates (shifts) the bars to the right on an incremental basis.
The color bars are shifted to the right at 3 second intervals. You can access additional renditions to adjust the
interval between 3, 10, 30 and 60 seconds through the Settings/Rendition dialog box.
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Outline0, Outline1, Outline2, Outline3
10.117.1
Description
Rev. A5
The primary version of the Outline0 image consists of a rectangular white border on a black background. The
border is one (1) pixel wide and defines the active video area. Two (2) diagonal lines join the opposite corners.
A-full size cross is centered in the image. The horizontal line of the cross is one (1) pixel thick for formats with an
odd number of active lines and two (2) pixels thick for formats with an even number of active lines. The vertical line
of the cross is one (1) pixel thick for formats with an odd number of active pixels per line and two (2) pixels thick for
formats with an even number of active pixels.
The secondary version of these images draw black lines on a white background.
In the Outline1 version, the two diagonal lines are removed and short marker lines are added to the border lines
near to where the cross lines meet the border lines. The markers appear at both sides of the cross lines. The
distance between the marker lines and the cross lines is the greater of either two (2) pixels or one (1) millimeter.
In the Outline2 version, the two diagonal lines are removed and short marker lines are added to the corners, and
where cross lines meet and end.
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In the Outline3 version, the two diagonal lines are removed, cross lines are shortened, and short marker lines are
added.
10.117.2
Test
Yoke tilt correction.
10.117.3
Purpose
The horizontal axis of a displayed image should line up with the horizontal axis of your monitor. Any tilt is likely due
to the yoke being rotated on the neck of the CRT. A rotated yoke makes any displayed image appear rotated.
10.117.4
Method
Place your monitor on a flat surface so the face of the CRT is perpendicular to the surface.
Use a ruler or gauge to measure the height of each end of the image’s horizontal center line from the surface. The
difference between the two readings should be within specification for the monitor. If it is out of specification, the
yoke must be adjusted. Loosen the hardware that clamps the yoke to the neck of the CRT and rotate the yoke until
the line is horizontal. Tighten the yoke-clamp hardware.
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10.117.5 Test
Yoke winding orthogonality check.
10.117.6 Purpose
The horizontal and vertical deflection coils on the yoke should have their axes cross at exactly 90 degrees.
Improper orientation of the windings causes displayed rectangles to look more like nonorthogonal parallelograms.
This type of defect is almost impossible to correct with adjustments. It is usually easier to replace the defective
yoke.
10.117.7 Method
First, perform the yoke tilt correction described above. The vertical center line of the image should be perpendicular
to the work surface. If the deviation is beyond specification, the monitor should be rejected and sent back for repair,
rather than trying to magnet a defective yoke.
10.117.8 Test
Display size correction.
10.117.9 Purpose
A too-large active video size adjustment on a monitor may cause information to be lost around the edges of the
screen. A too-small active video size adjustment may make some displayed information hard to read. The correct
size is needed to obtain the correct aspect ratio. You need the correct aspect ratio to get round circles and square
squares.
10.117.10
Method
First, determine the correct physical size of the active video area for the display. This information usually is given in
a display’s specification sheet or service manual. The size should match the sizes in the format you are using. The
size setting of the current format can be checked using the Format test image.
Place a ruler or gauge along the horizontal line of the image and adjust the monitor's horizontal size control until
the distance between the end points matches the specified value.
Move the ruler or gauge to the vertical line and adjust your monitor's vertical size control until the distance between
the end points matches the specified value.
10.117.11
Test
Parallelogram distortion check.
10.117.12
Purpose
Parallelogram distortion is very difficult to correct with magnets because the correction often causes barrel
distortion. Therefore, you should decide early whether your monitor meets this specification. The problem usually
can be traced to the improper winding of the yoke coils. If the problem is not too severe, it may be corrected by
adding or adjusting magnets on the yoke. However, if the distortion is excessive, it may be an indication of a
defective yoke which cannot be corrected with magnets.
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Method
Measure the lengths of the two (2) diagonal lines. Any difference is an indication of parallelogram distortion. The
difference in readings should be within the specifications of the monitor.
If the difference in the readings is too far beyond specification, the monitor should be rejected and sent back for
repair, rather than trying to magnet a defective yoke.
10.117.14
Test
Trapezoid distortion correction.
10.117.15
Purpose
This image gives you a way to measure trapezoid distortion in your monitor. If the distortion is not too severe, you
may be able to correct it by adding or adjusting magnets on the yoke.
10.117.16
Method
Perform the yoke winding orthogonality check and parallelogram distortion check first to avoid wasting time on a
monitor with a defective yoke.
Measure the width of the image at the top and bottom of the display. Any difference in readings should be within the
specification limits. Measure the height of the image at both sides of the display. Again, any difference in readings
should be within specification limits. If either of the differences is out of specification, the trapezoid distortion of the
monitor is out of specification.
Add or adjust magnets on the yoke to correct the problem. The pin and barrel distortion correction should be
repeated to make sure that it is still in specification.
10.117.17
Test
Pin and barrel distortion correction.
10.117.18
Purpose
If perfectly linear sweep signals are sent to a perfectly wound deflection yoke mounted on a perfect CRT, you would
not necessarily get a perfectly formed raster. Instead you would likely get a raster that had its corners stretched
away from the center, resembling a pin cushion. This distortion occurs because the geometry of the deflected
electron beam does not match the geometry of the tube face plate. Also, imperfections in the yoke or CRT may
affect this problem. In some cases one or more corners may be pulled towards the center of the raster causing it to
look like a barrel. Uncorrected raster distortion carries over as distortion of the displayed image.
10.117.19
Method
A slot gauge may be used to determine if the amount of pincushion or barrel distortion is within limits. A basic slot
gauge may consist of a piece of opaque film with at least two (2) transparent slots in it. One slot is used for top and
bottom distortion and the other is used for the sides. By positioning the correct slot over each portion of the border
line, the entire line should be visible. If this cannot be done at all four sides, the monitor requires correcting.
There are two main ways of correcting pincushion distortion. The first involves placing or adjusting magnets on the
yoke. This is a trial-and-error method. However, skilled operators develop a feel for how strong a magnet to use and
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how to place it in order to get the desired correction. If any correction is performed, the trapezoid distortion
correction should be repeated.
The other correction method involves adding correction signals to the deflection signal driving the yoke. This
method is usually found in color monitors, where adding magnets to the yoke would cause problems with
convergence and purity. The type and number ofadjustments depends on the monitor being tested.
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OverScan
10.118.1
Description
Rev. A5
To check and adjust for the proper geometry of display including picture centering, size, pincushion and linearity .
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P1
10.119.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is a 6x6 white crosshatch without a border on a black background.
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P2
10.120.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is a 4x4 white crosshatch with a border on a black background.
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P3
10.121.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is a 4x4 white crosshatch with a border and a small, centered white patch on a black background.
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P4
10.122.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is an 8x8 white crosshatch with a border on a black background.
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P5
10.123.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is an 8x8 white crosshatch with a border and a small, centered white patch on a black background.
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P6
10.124.1
Description
Rev. A5
16x12 pixel white crosshatch with a border on a black background.
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P6_Sony
10.125.1
Description
Rev. A5
6x12 pixel white crosshatch with a border on a black background.
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P7
10.126.1
Description
Rev. A5
16x12 white crosshatch with a border and a small, centered white patch on a black background.
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P8
10.127.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is an all black active video area. The secondary version draws an all white video area.
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P9
10.128.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is an all white active video area. The secondary version draws an all black video area.
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PacketTx
10.129.1
Description
Rev. A5
Displays the InfoFrame data transmitted from the HDMI transmitter.
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Pairing
10.130.1
Description
Rev. A5
Displays the InfoFrame data transmitted from the HDMI transmitter.
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PanBars
10.131.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test images developed per customer specifications.
10.132
PdsCrt1
10.132.1
Description
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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PdsCrt2
10.133.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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Persist
10.134.1
Description
Rev. A5
In the primary version, 15 small white boxes move back and forth between diagonal guide lines. The lines form 15
side-by-side tracks. The size of each box is scaled to the light meter box size set by the MSIZ system parameter.
The image does the following:
•
The box in the center track (marked “1X”) moves one scan line vertically and one pixel horizontally for each
vertical frame of refresh.
•
The seven boxes to the right of the center track (marked “2X” through “8X”) move 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
pixels and lines per frame, respectively.
•
The seven boxes to the left of the center track (marked “/2” through “/8”) move one scan line vertically and
one pixel horizontally for every 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 vertical frames of refresh, respectively. These boxes
are at the bottom of the tracks.
In cases where the next move would cause the box to move beyond the end of its track, it immediately reverses
and moves the correct distance in the opposite direction for the next frame.
A continuously-running counter appears in the upper left corner of the image. The number shown is the number of
vertical frame refreshes that have occurred since the generator was first powered up.
The secondary version draws a black image on a white background.
An example of the primary version of the Persist image is shown below:
10.134.2
Test
Phosphor persistence
10.134.3
Purpose
The phosphors on the face of most CRTs continue to glow for a short period of time after the electron beam has
stopped energizing them. This phenomenon is called persistence. A certain amount of persistence is desirable in
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most applications. It prevents a flickering of a displayed image that most users would find objectionable. On the
other hand, a CRT with an overly long persistence time causes moving objects to leave a blurred trail.
10.134.4
Method
A flickering in the slower moving boxes indicates that the combination of refresh rate and phosphor persistence is
not suitable for long-term viewing.
A fading tail left behind by the faster moving boxes indicates that the display may not be suitable for viewing
animated images.
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PgBar64H, PgBar64V
10.135.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications. The PgBar64H image is shown below.
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PgCB, PgCG, PgCR, PgCW, PgCWrgb
10.136.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications. Primary version of PgCB is shown below. The
secondary versions draw all white over the last bar.
The PGCWrgb is shown below.
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Philips1
10.137.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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PixelRep
10.138.1
Description
Rev. A5
Used to test HDMI pixel repetition. There are 10 different versions of this image to support the different pixel
repetition settings. You can access these additional versions through the Settings/Rendition dialog box.
MISSING IMAGE
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Pluge
10.139.1
Description
Rev. A5
The two feint vertical stripes on the left are just above and just below black level. The monitor's brightness control
should be adjusted so that the super-black stripe is lost, but the other can just be seen.
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PRN24bit
10.140.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image displays pseudo-random noise using 24-bits-per-pixel color depth.
MISSING IMAGE
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PRN_5, PRN_9
10.141.1
Description
Rev. A5
Used with analyer to verify the analyzer’s pseudo-random noise analysis capability. The PRN_5 image introduces 5
pixel errors per color component, while the PRN_9 image introduces 9 pixel errors per color component.
The PRN_5 image is shown below. MISSING IMAGE
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PulseBar
10.142.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is intended for TV formats, but can be displayed with any format up to 100
MHz. The image looks like two vertical lines followed by a wide vertical bar on a display’s screen. The first line is a
sine-squared modulated pulse that fades from black to red and back to black. The pulse is 20 T for PAL and 12.5 T
for NTSC formats. The second narrower line is a 2 T white sine-squared pulse. T = 100 nSec for PAL and 125
nSec for NTSC formats. The wide bar is white with sine-squared edges.
10.142.2
Test
Video system testing.
This multi-purpose pattern can be used with other instruments to check television K factors. The modulated pulse
can be used to check chrominance-to-luminance delay and gain. The narrow white line can be used to measure
short term linear distortion (K2T).
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QuartBox
10.143.1
Description
Rev. A5
The primary version (shown below) has a single white box in the center of active video.
The size of the box is one-half the width and height of the active video area (a quarter of the entire active video
area). The secondary version draws a black box on a white background.
10.143.2
Test
Brightness control adjustment.
10.143.3
Purpose
The wrong brightness setting on your monitor may cause other tests such as Contrast, Focus, and Beam Size to
be invalid. An accurate brightness setting helps give repeatable measurements throughout other tests. This version
of the brightness box should be used if the display’s specifications call for the brightness to be set with one-fourth of
the screen lit.
10.143.4
Method
Place your light meter probe within the center box and adjust the monitor’s brightness control to obtain the required
light meter reading.
10.143.5
Notes
The color of the center box is a special color, named foreground. The FRGB command can be used to change the
default color of foreground to any RGB value.
IMGL quartbox: ALLU// loads QuartBox image
FRGB 122 122 122// sets RGB color of box
After loading a different format, send the FRGB command again to set the box fill color.
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If you want to draw your own box, use foreground as the fill color, and then use the FRGB command to define the
color of “foreground.” For example:
IMGL
RECT
FRGB
FRGB
raster; ALLU// clears display
foreground 100 100 100 100 dither100
128 128 0
192 192 64
FMTL DMT0660; ALLU FRGB 192 192 64
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Ramp
10.144.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image provides an active video area starting from full black (+7.5 IRE) at one edge of the screen to full white
(+100 IRE) at opposite end of the screen.
There are 4 versions of this image—one for each edge of the display. When selected, this image is displayed.
You can access additional versions of this image through the Settings/Rendition dialog box.
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Ramp12
10.145.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is used to view a specific range of grayscale levels (ranges up to 1024) throughout the entire range
allowed by deep color support in the generator (i.e. 36 bit/pixel or 12-bit/component = 4096). If you set the ramp to
display the maximum color depth supported by the display under test you will see a nearly uniform ramp depending
on the horizontal resolution of the active format.
The following is a sample of the Ramp12 image is rendered on a display.
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RampDif
10.146.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image has two ramps. One on the top and one on the bottom. It enables you to show a contrast of color
depths. For example you can specify that the top ramp use 12-bit/component deep color and the bottom ramp
10-bit color. You can then view the image and see whether banding occurs and how pronounced, in the either of
the ramps. If the display under test supports 12-bit/component color, the top ramp will show a near uniform ramp
on the top (depending on the horizontal resolution of the active format). The bottom ramp will show more
pronounced banding because the range of the ramp is greater than the color depth.
This image is used to view two specific range of grayscale or color levels (ranges up to 512) throughout the entire
range allowed by deep color support in the generator (i.e. 36 bit or 4096). You need to set the pixel depth in the
generator to 24 bit (PELD = 32) in order to access 512 grayscale or color levels on a single image rendered on a
display. The following is a sample of the RampDif image is rendered on a display.
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RampX
10.147.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image provides a ramp image that continuously sweeps (moves) to the right on an adjustable time basis.
When selected, this image is displayed.
You can access additional versions of this image through the Settings/Rendition dialog box.
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Ramp_B, Ramp_G, and Ramp_R
10.148.1
Description
Rev. A5
The active video area goes from full black (+7.5 IRE) at the left edge of the screen to full blue (_B), green (_G), or
red (_R) at the right edge. The Ramp_B image is shown below.
10.148.2
Test
Video gain linearity.
10.148.3
Method
When viewed on a TV screen, the full range of grays should be visible. There should be no color shifts visible.
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Raster
10.149.1
Description
Rev. A5
The primary version shows a totally black display (nothing being displayed). The secondary version shows a totally
white display.
10.149.2
Test
Raster centering.
10.149.3
Purpose
Many monitor applications require that the displayed image or text fit completely within a bezel that surrounds the
CRT. This usually requires that you first center the blank raster on the face of the CRT, and then center the image
within the raster. Use this image for centering the raster on the CRT.
10.149.4
Method
Turn up your monitor’s brightness control until the raster is just visible. Adjust the raster’s position and size using
the size and raster centering controls. The raster centering adjustment for many monochrome monitors consists of
moving magnetic rings on the deflection yoke.
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RED_EM, RED_EM+
10.150.1
Description
Rev. A5
In the primary version, the screen is filled with red (RED) EM character blocks on a black background.
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Regulate
10.151.1
Description
Rev. A5
The image cycles between two (2) patterns. In the primary version, the first pattern is a white outline that defines
the edges of displayed video. The other pattern has the same outline plus a solid white rectangle in the center. The
size of the solid rectangle equal 95% of the height and width of displayed video. The speed of the cycle cannot be
changed. The secondary version has a thick white frame with a black center for the first pattern and a solid white
active video area for the other pattern.
The first pattern of the primary version is shown below.
10.151.2
Test
High voltage regulation.
10.151.3
Method
The size of the border should not change for each half of the image. The change in border size between the two
images should be within the specification limits of the monitor.
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Samsung1, Samsung2
10.152.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test images developed per customer specifications. The image consists of three small simulations of
Microsoft Windows® screens on a blue background (Samsung1) or black background (Samsung2). A border and
centered cross are formed with repeating groups of the characters “e” and “m”. The repeating characters are also
used to form a rectangular patch in the upper left hand corner and a circular area in the center of the image. The
secondary version of Samsung2 draws a white background.
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Samsung3
10.153.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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Samsung 4
10.154.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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Samsung5
10.155.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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Samsung6
10.156.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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SansungB
10.157.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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SamsungT
10.158.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications. There are four versions of this image. When selected,
the following image is displayed.
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Set01k
10.159.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications. There are 8 shades of gray from full black (0 volts) to
full white.
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Sharpnes
10.160.1
Description
Rev. A5
The top of this pattern is the same as the Multiburst. The bottom, with all its single-pixel black lines, allows you to
fine-tune the sharpness control.
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SlideBox
10.161.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image displays a 16x9 white crosshatch with a large white patch moving across the screen.
¥
To change the animation speed:
1. Load the SlideBox image.
2. Establish a terminal session with the generator (see page 30).
3. Enter the following commands:
ISUB 1
IVER 1
IMGU
DELX 10; IMGU
DELX 20; IMGU
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SMPTE133
10.162.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is based on a recommended practice (RP-133) test pattern designed by the Society of Motion Picture
and Television Engineers (SMPTE). The original application was used in testing and evaluating medical imaging
monochrome displays. The image now is used in many different display applications. The image is self-scaling as
to the number of active pixels and active lines used. Some of the image’s elements have minor differences from the
original SMPTE specification.
These differences are noted in descriptions of the individual elements.
The image is drawn on a reference background having a 50% intensity level. The background covers the
entire active video area.
Crosshatch – There are 10 boxes vertically. The number of horizontal boxes is based on the physical aspect ratio
determined by the HSIZ and VSIZparameters in the currently loaded format. The boxes are perfectly square with
any fractional spaces placed around the outside edges of the image. The vertical lines are two (2) pixels thick while
the horizontal lines are two (2) scan lines thick. Small crosses indicate the intersection of the horizontal and vertical
lines when they are covered by other parts of the image. All parts of the crosshatch are normally drawn using a
70% intensity level. A 75% level is used in the secondary version.
Resolution patch – The patch is made up of six (6) smaller boxes that are each about 6.25% of the height of the
display. The boxes are made of alternating intensity (0 and 100%) stripes. The stripes run vertically and
horizontally. The stripes may be one (1), two (2) or three (3) pixels wide each. Details of the patch are shown in the
lower half of the following illustration. The patches are located in each corner of the main image and in the center.
They are oriented with the highest resolution and contrast boxes closest to the outside corners. The 48%-53%,
48%-51% and 50%-51% level patches are omitted in the secondary version.
Grayscale boxes – Twelve (12) boxes at eleven (11) intensity levels are clustered around the center of the main
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image. They start at 0% and increase in 10% steps to100% with two (2) boxes at a 50% level. All of the
grayscale boxes are omitted in the secondary version.
Gamma check dither box – A small box is drawn inside the right-hand 50% grayscale box. The box is half the
width and height of the larger box. The box consists of a checkerboard of alternate one-on and one-off pixels. The
alternate pixels have levels of 0 and 100%. This smaller box is not part of the original SMPTE specification and is
omitted in the secondary version.
Contrast boxes – Two (2) boxes are drawn adjacent to the grayscale boxes. They are at 0 and 100% levels.
There are smaller boxes drawn inside each box at 5 and 95% levels. The contrast boxes are omitted in the
secondary version.
Black and white windows – Two (2) horizontal bars are located above and below the grayscale boxes. Their
height equals 8% of the display height. There are half-size bars centered in the larger bars. In the primary version,
the dark portion of the windows is at a 5% level and the bright portion is at a 95% level. Zero and 100% levels are
used in the secondary version.
Border – A border line is drawn around the image. It is set in from the edges of displayed video a distance
equal to 1% of the displayed height and has a thickness equal to 0.5% of the displayed height. The intensity
level is the same as that of the crosshatch lines.
Circle – A large circle is centered in the image. It touches the top and bottom of the active video area when the
aspect ratio is wider than it is high (landscape-type display). The circle touches the left and right sides of active
video when the aspect ratio is taller than it is wide (portrait-type display). The intensity level is the same as that of
the crosshatch lines. The circle is not part of the original SMPTE specification.
Resolution data - The number of active pixels per line and the number of active lines is shown as text below the
lower black and white window. The pixel depth also is shown. The intensity level of the text is the same as that of
the crosshatch lines. The displaying of the data is not part of the original SMPTE specification.
The secondary version adds a row of six (6) color bars above and below the black-and-white windows. The order of
the colors, from left to right, is red, green, blue, cyan (g+b), magenta (r+b) and yellow (r+g). The top row is drawn at
100% intensity levels and the bottom row is drawn at 50% intensity levels. Color bars are not part of the original
SMPTE specification.
10.162.2
Test
Deflection linearity.
10.162.3
Method
If the overall height and width of the display’s active video area match the sizes in the format, the large circle should
be perfectly round. Each box in the crosshatch pattern should be the same size and shape.
10.162.4
Test
High contrast resolution.
10.162.5
Method
All the 0 and 100% level stripes in all the resolution patches should be separate and distinct.
10.162.6
Test
Low contrast resolution and noise.
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Method
All the mid-level 2 on - 2 off stripes in all the resolution patches should be visible and distinct. This is a sensitive
test for noise in the display’s video amplifiers.
10.162.8
Test
Quick gamma check.
10.162.9
Method
The average brightness level of the small gamma dither box should match the brightness of the larger surrounding
box. This is a visual check to see if the display’s gamma correction is producing the correct mid-level response.
10.162.10
Test
Video gain linearity and gamma.
10.162.11
Method
The individual grayscale boxes all should be at their indicated levels. A small aperture photometer is usually
required to get accurate and repeatable readings.
10.162.12
Test
Contrast and brightness check.
10.162.13
Method
On a display with properly adjusted brightness and contrast controls, both the 5% and
95% contrast boxes should be clearly visible inside their larger surrounding 0% and 100% boxes.
10.162.14
Test
Video amplifier stability.
10.162.15
Method
The two black-and-white windows should show sharp transitions between the smaller box and the surrounding
window. Streaking may be an indication of undershoot or overshoot while ghost images may indicate a ringing
problem.
10.162.16
Test
Excessive overscan and off-center alignment
10.162.17
Method
The entire border should be clearly visible on the face of the tube and not be hidden by the edge of the glass or by
any bezel.
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Test
Interlace flicker.
10.162.19
Method
The horizontal 1 on - 1 off stripes in the resolution boxes should not have objectionable flicker when shown with an
interlaced format. Excessive flicker indicates that the combination of the display’s CRT persistence and frame scan
rate is below the persistence time of the human eye.
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SMPTEbar, SMPTEbr2
10.163.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image is based on an engineering guideline (EG1-1990) test signal specified by the Society of Motion Picture
and Television Engineers (SMPTE). The SMPTE pattern, in turn, is derived from an EIA standard test pattern
(RS-189-A). The image, is set up to be generated by an 801GX generator as an encoded TV output. It is designed
for adjusting the color settings of a television monitor by eye. It can also be used with a TV waveform analyzer and
vectorscope for testing video signal processors and color decoders. The image is available on all models as a
component RGB signal. Some of the image’s elements have some differences from the original SMPTE
specification.
These differences are given in descriptions of the individual elements.
•
The upper 67% of the image consists of a series of color bars. These bars match the order of the bars in
the SMPTE and EIA patterns. They are similar to the 801GX’s TVBar_75 image without the last black bar.
•
The left side of the lower 25% of the image contains isolated -I and Q color difference signals that match
the original EIA and SMPTE patterns. The -I signal appears as a bluish-gray bar and the Q signal appears
as a purple bar on a TV monitor. The bars are separated by a white (+100 IRE) bar.
•
The right side of the lower 25% of the image contains a narrow 12.5 IRE gray bar. Due to a hardware
limitation on the 801GX, this portion of the pattern does not match the original EIA and SMPTE patterns.
The original patterns had +3.5 (blacker than black) and +11.5 IRE bars separated by a +7.5 IRE (black)
bar.
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The remaining central 8% of the image contains a row of chroma set bars. These bars are part of the
SMPTE pattern but are not in the EIA pattern. The order of the alternating color and black bars matches
those in the SMPTE pattern.
10.163.2
Test
Color video performance.
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Rev. A5
Purpose
This general purpose pattern can be used to check the video handling capabilities of most parts of a television
system.
10.163.4
Method
When viewed on a TV screen, all of the upper color bars should be correct and in the order shown. The hue and
intensity of each bar should be uniform over the entire bar.
The image can be used with a TV waveform analyzer to check the performance of a video system. The upper color
bars, as they would appear on a waveform analyzer, are shown on a previous page.
10.163.5
Test
Color decoder performance.
10.163.6
Purpose
The image can used with a TV vectorscope to check for proper operation of a video color decoder. Vectorscope
signatures of the upper and lower portions of the image using NTSC encoding can be found on the previous page.
10.163.7
Method
The vectorscope signature for the color bars should hit the target test point for each color on the vectorscope’s
graticule. If you are using PAL encoded video, the signature will be similar to the one shown for the TVBar_75 test
image.
The three “legs” of the vectorscope signature for the -I and Q color difference signals should match the Burst, -I
and Q reference lines on the vectorscope’s graticule.
The following tests are based on the original SMPTE guideline:
10.163.8
Test
Visual chroma gain adjustment.
10.163.9
Method
To perform this test, you must have a way of turning off the red and green guns in the monitor under test. Turning
off the red and green video components of the 801GX generator’s video output will not work for this test.
This test uses the upper and central color bars. Switch off the red and green guns on the monitor. This will produce
four blue bars, separated by black bars. Adjust the chroma gain so that the brightness of each outer blue bar is
uniform over the entire bar. The gain is correct when the bottom 10% of each bar is the same brightness as the rest
of the bar.
10.163.10
Test
Visual chroma phase adjustment.
10.163.11
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In order to perform this test, you must have a way of turning off the red and green guns in the monitor under test.
Turning off the red and green video components of the 801GX generator’s video output will not work for this test.
This test uses the upper and central color bars. Switch off the red and green guns on the monitor. This will produce
four blue bars, separated by black bars. Adjust the chroma phase so that the brightness of each of the two central
blue bars is uniform over the entire bar. The phase is correct when the bottom 10% of each bar is the same
brightness as the rest of the bar.
10.163.12
Test
Visual black level adjustment.
10.163.13
Method
This test uses the lower right hand portion of the image. Reduce the black level until the gray bar disappears.
Slowly increase the black level until the bar just becomes clearly visible.
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Sony6
10.164.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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Sony6WLC
10.165.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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sRGBflat
10.166.1
Description
Rev. A5
For testing color response per Microsoft’s WinColorKit standard. This standard was developed by Microsoft to
standardize methods relating to the matching of colors appearing on various displays. There are 38 different
versions of this image to support this feature.
When selected, a flat image appears with a color that is remembered from the last time the image was set up. The
example below shows version 8 (Red1) of the sRGBflat image:
A small label in the upper left corner of the image indicates the Microsoft name for the color that is currently being
displayed (for example, “sRGB-Gray5”). Note that some of the names that appear conflict with generator color
names (for example, “sRGB-Gray5” is not the same as the generator color “Gray5”).
After pressing the Contents key and then the Options key. You then enable More and use the +/- increment keys to
select up to 38 different versions of this image. Each image displays another WinColorKit color.
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Staircase
10.167.1
Description
Rev. A5
The active video area goes from full black at the left edge of the screen to full white at the right edge. There are
sixteen (16) steps.
10.167.2
Test
Video gain linearity
10.167.3
Method
When viewed on a monitor’s screen, a black bar plus five (5) gray bars should be visible.
There should be no color shifts, and each of the bars should be uniform in color.
The image also can be used with an oscilloscope or TV waveform analyzer to check the gain linearity and gamma
correction of a video system.
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Strokes0, Strokes1
10.168.1
Description
Rev. A5
This image may cited by some display manufacturers’ test procedures. The Strokes0 version consists of multiple
groups of separated red, green and blue horizontal lines drawn on a black background. The Strokes1 version
consists of multiple groups of separated red, green and blue diagonal lines drawn on a black background.
10.168.2
Purpose
These images are special-purpose test patterns used in test and alignment procedures specified by some display
manufacturers.
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TAARamp
10.169.1
Description
Rev. A5
The TAARamp pattern is shown below.
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Taffeta
10.170.1
Description
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Text_9, Text_9T, Text_11, Text_12T, Text_16
10.171.1
Description
Rev. A5
In the primary versions, the screen is filled with random paragraphs of white text on a black background. The
amount of text is determined by the size of the font used and the horizontal and vertical resolution of the format.
The Text_16 image uses a larger font than the Text_9 image. The secondary versions use black text on a white
background.
The primary version of the Text_9 image is shown below.
10.171.2
Test
Word processor simulation
10.171.3
Purpose
If your monitor is used in word processor workstations or other applications that call for large amounts of text to be
displayed, you can use this image to simulate actual user conditions.
10.171.4
Method
Select a suitable font size and text color. Adjust your monitor’s brightness and contrast controls to obtain the best
image. The characters in all areas of the display should be well formed and in focus.
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TextFlat
10.172.1
Description
Rev. A5
In the primary versions, the screen is filled with random paragraphs of white text on a black background. The
amount of text is determined by the size of the font used and the horizontal and vertical resolution of the format.
The Text_16 image uses a larger font than the Text_9 image. The secondary versions use black text on a white
background.
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ThreeBar
10.173.1
Description
Rev. A5
The screen is filled three vertical white bars on black background.
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TintAlign
10.174.1
Description
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Toshiba
10.175.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications. There are two sub images, the secondary image is
depicted below. The top half of the image has three small boxes (red, green, blue) with the upper left half at 92.7%
luminence and the upper right half at 50% luminence. There is a series of 11 small boxes of increasing luminence
left to right with the luminence identified in text. The lower left quarter of the image is 28.5% luminence and the
lower right is magenta at 44.3 IRE.
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TPVAOC1 and TPVAOC2
10.176.1
Description
Rev. A5
The TPVAOC1 pattern is shown below.
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TTECorp1
10.177.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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TVBar100 & TVBar_75 (TV formats only)
10.178.1
Description
Rev. A5
The image consists of seven vertical bars that fill the entire active video area. The color and order of the bars is
shown in the figure below. The TVBar100 image has a peak video level of 100 IRE and the TVBar_75 image has a
peak video level of 75 IRE.
The TVBar100 image is shown below.
10.178.2
Test
Color video performance.
10.178.3
Purpose
This general purpose pattern can be used to check the video handling capabilities of most parts of a television
system.
10.178.4
Method
When viewed on a TV screen, all of the colors should be correct and in the order shown.
The hue and intensity of each bar should be uniform over the entire bar.
The image can be used with a TV waveform analyzer to check the performance of a video system. Individual scan
lines of each image, as they would appear on a waveform analyzer, are shown on the following page.
The image is quite effective when used with a TV vectorscope to see how a video system handles an encoded
color signal.The image consists of a white crosshatch on a black background. The lines form square boxes when
the display’s active video area has a 4:3 aspect ratio. The vertical lines are made using sine-squared (2 T) pulses
(T = 125 nSec for NTSC and T = 100 nSec for PAL).
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Rev. A5
Test
Convergence adjustment.
10.178.6
Purpose
To accurately produce an image on a color monitor, the three electron beams in the CRT must meet (converge) at
the same location at the same time. Lines displayed on a mis-converged monitor will appear as several
multi-colored lines, and the transitions between different colored areas will contain “fringes” of other colors.
10.178.7
Method
The convergence adjustments of most color monitors can be divided into two main categories. The first set of
adjustments, usually called “Static Convergence,” calls for aligning the three beams in the center of the display.
This method involves turning on all three guns and adjusting the various magnets on the convergence assembly to
produce all white lines and dots in the center of the display. The convergence assembly is located on the neck of
the CRT. Different monitors and CRT types may each require their own magnet adjustment sequence.
After the center of the display is properly converged, the outer areas can be adjusted by using the monitor’s
“Dynamic Convergence” controls. The number of controls, the area of the screen that they affect and their
adjustment procedure is dependent upon the monitor under test.
10.178.8
Test
Sweep linearity adjustment.
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Rev. A5
Purpose
To present an undistorted display, the horizontal and vertical sweeps of the electron beam across the face of the
CRT should be at uniform speeds. Any non-uniformity in the sweep will cause portions of an image to be stretched
while other portions will be compressed. Non-linearity in a monitor can show up in several ways. It may be present
across the entire screen, a large portion of the screen, or it may be localized in a very small area.
10.178.10
Method
Adjust the display’s linearity controls so that all of the boxes in the crosshatch are identical in size. You can
measure the boxes with a ruler or with a gauge made for the monitor under test. Any deviation should be within
your specification limits.
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TVBarH
10.179.1
Description
Rev. A5
The image consists of seven horizontal bars that fill the entire active video area. The color and order of the bars is
shown in the figure below.
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TVHatch
10.180.1
Description
Rev. A5
Primary version of TVHatch is shown below.
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TVoutLin
10.181.1
Description
Rev. A5
Equivalent to Outline1 image but it uses anti-aliasing for vertical bars and double horizontal lines, which reduces
flickering.
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TVSplBar
10.182.1
Description
Rev. A5
Special test image developed per customer specifications.
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WHT_EM, WHT_EM+
10.183.1
Description
Rev. A5
In the primary version, the screen is filled with white (WHT) EM character blocks on a black background.
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ZonePlt
10.184.1
Description
Rev. A5
A zone plate is a radially symmetric pattern with low frequencies in the middle and high frequencies near the edge.
It is useful for experimenting with frequency- and direction-sensitive filtering and also for testing the anti-aliasing
capability of image resizing methods.
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