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.
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.