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Teledyne LeCroy Announces Industry's First HDMI 2.1 Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Video Generator

quantumdata 980 48G Protocol Analyzer / Generator module for HDMI Testing Now Supports Video Generation up to 48Gbp

Elgin, Il, April 16, 2018 – Teledyne LeCroy Inc., the worldwide leader in protocol test solutions, today announced the industry’s first HDMI 2.1 Fixed Rate Link (FRL) Video Generator. FRL is the transport mode for HDMI 2.1 which enables transmission of uncompressed 8K video formats to reach link rates of up to 48Gb/s. The HDMI 2.1 FRL video generation function is an enhancement to Teledyne LeCroy’s recently released quantumdata 980 48G Protocol Analyzer / Generator module for HDMI which runs on the 980 series platform.

One of the promises of the HDMI 2.1 specification is the increased video transfer rate of 48 Gb/s, up from 18 Gb/s in the HDMI 2.0 specification.   This transfer rate can significantly improve the user experience when viewing large screen commercial applications at 4K and 8K resolutions and for Virtual Reality (VR) displays. Now that the specification has been published, the challenge is to bring products compatible with HDMI 2.1 to market quickly. And without an FRL video generator at 48Gb/s (or FRL Protocol Analyzer), there is no good way to test these products prior to market release.
The module’s new 48G-capable FRL video generator feature enables developers of 48G FRL-capable sink devices to verify their designs and ensure interoperability.  The FRL video generator function initiates link training with an FRL-capable sink device during the connection sequence to establish the lane rate and number of lanes used for FRL transmission.  These link training transactions can be viewed and verified through the 980 Aux Channel Analyzer (ACA) utility.
“Adding HDMI 2.1 FRL Video Generation support to the 980 series is an invaluable solution to offer the industry. Developers of HDMI 2.1 displays with FRL capability now have a tool to verify their implementations at a key phase of development. We are excited about the growth that is ahead for HDMI 2.1 and are committed to supporting the HDMI 2.1 development ecosystem,” said Craig Bezek, VP of Engineering at Teledyne LeCroy’s quantumdata product family.
Customers who already own the quantumdata 980 platform, equipped with the 980 48G Protocol Analyzer / Generator module, will need to purchase the FRL Video Generation license.  For more information visit our website at http://go.teledynelecroy.com/e/48392/980-hdmi-21-pa-vg-html/6qff8t/327164966, or contact your Teledyne LeCroy account representative.
About Teledyne LeCroy
Teledyne LeCroy Inc., is a leading manufacturer of advanced oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, and other test instruments that verify performance, validate compliance, and debug complex electronic systems quickly and thoroughly. Since its founding in 1964, the Company has focused on incorporating powerful tools into innovative products that enhance "Time-to-Insight". Faster time to insight enables users to rapidly find and fix defects in complex electronic systems, dramatically improving time-to-market for a wide variety of applications and end markets. Teledyne LeCroy is based in Chestnut Ridge, N.Y. For more information, visit Teledyne LeCroy's website at teledynelecroy.com.
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