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Rohde & Schwarz supports testing of 4k consumer electronics equipment with HDMI 2.0 interface


Munich - HDMI Licensing, LLC, organisation has released a new version of its interface standard: HDMI 2.0.

Rohde & Schwarz played an active role in developing the corresponding test standards. This makes the company one of the first T&M equipment manufacturers to offer an HDMI 2.0 3G mode update for its R&S VTC, R&S VTE and R&S VTS video testers just after IBC. This update enables consumer electronics manufacturers and test houses to test devices equipped with an HDMI 2.0 interface. The T&M instruments will receive a software update including features that support the new interface version. These new features will be available in an analyzer module for source tests and a generator module for sink tests and extend the modules previous 4k functionality.

The new version of the HDMI standard is paving the way for the market introduction and smooth operation of ultra HD consumer electronics equipment such as TV sets, projectors and A/V receivers that transmit video data at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixel or 4096 x 2304 pixel at 50 Hz or 60 Hz, respectively. The full HD devices that have been available so far deliver only a fourth of this resolution. The release of the HDMI 2.0 update will allow Rohde & Schwarz video test solutions to support 4:2:0 pixel mapping and new signaling features.

The HDMI 2.0 3G mode update for the R&S VT-B2361 HDMI RX 300 analyzer module and the R&S VT-B360 HDMI TX 300 generator module for the R&S VTC, R&S VTE and R&S VTS video testers will be available as of mid-October. For more information, visit

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as secure communications. Established almost 80 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 8700 employees and achieved a net revenue of 1.8 billion (USD 2.3 billion) in fiscal year 2011/2012 (July 2011 to June 2012). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

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