Network Testing Over HDMI 1.4 Ethernet Channel

Date Added: Mar 2010
Format: PDF

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an extremely successful standard for consumer electronic equipment, with over 850 manufacturers adopting the HDMI standard and an estimated one billion HDMI-enabled devices expected to be on the market in 20101. The latest version of the HDMI standard is HDMI 1.4. The HDMI 1.4 standard was approved in June of 2009 and replaced HDMI 1.3. Though the intricacies of HDMI 1.4 are well documented, very little has been written about the Ethernet channel component. This white paper will attempt to shed light on this interesting new aspect of HDMI, and discuss test requirements to validate its functionality and compliance.