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N5998A HDMI Protocol / Audio / Video Analyzer and Generator

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Key Features & Specifications

  • HDMI 1.4a compliance measurements
  • HDMI protocol analysis
  • HDMI data generator
  • 3D Generation and analysis
  • Extended colorimetry and content type support
  • Deep color support
  • EDID writing


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The N5998A is the reference high-speed
-protocol analyzer
-video timing analyzer
-video picture analyzer
-audio timing analyzer
-audio/video protocol generator
for HDMI compliance tests required by the compliance test specification (CTS 1.4a). The global HDMI authorized test centers (ATCs) rely on the N5998A.

N5998A HDMI 1.4a Protocol / Audio / Video Analyzer and Generator is controlled by an HDMI analysis software running on an external PC. The HDMI analysis software is part of the N5998A.

Learn more about Protocol Analyzer and Exerciser

In order to use the version of software that supports HDMI 1.4a, the N5998A needs to be upgraded with Service Note 3 at your local service center. Look for Service Notes under Technical Support tab at the top of this page.

Protocol Generator
The N5998A HDMI protocol generator provides patterns required for the sink tests 8-16, 8-21, 8-23, 8-29, 8-31 and, in conjunction with the Keysight TMDS Signal Generator E4887A, for test 8-25.

Protocol Analyzer
The N5998A's protocol analyzer supports the HDMI compliance tests 7-16 through 7-37, with the exception of tests 7-20, 7-21, 7-22 and 7-39. The protocol analyzer captures up to 4 GB of data.

The N5998A protocol analyzer provides user-controlled execution of individual or multiple protocol/audio/video compliance tests, with clear indication of PASS/FAIL results.

Enhanced Debug Capabilities
With the N5998U-DBG option, you can import the captured data into the Keysight logic analyzer software for deeper analysis.

For additional test patterns on the generation side, Keysight’s partner BitifEye provides an GUI based frame generator tool.

Related HDMI Equipment
The E4887A HDMI TMDS Signal generator is ParBERT based and HDMI CTS 1.3a certified for jitter tolerance testing of sink devices: High-Resolution HDMI TMDS Signal Generator

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

The N5990A Test Automation Platform provides automated compliance and characterization tests for sink and source testing. For more information please visit: Automated Compliance and Device Characterization Tests

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