08.05.14

HDMI Forum Releases HDMI 2.0 Compliance Test Specification

AUTHOR: HiddenWires

HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the completion and release of the Compliance Test Specificati...

HDMI Forum, Inc., a non-profit, mutual benefit corporation, today announced the completion and release of the Compliance Test Specification (CTS) for Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification. The 2.0 CTS is the document by which Adopters can ensure that their 2.0-enabled HDMI products are compliant with Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification. The 2.0 CTS and the HDMI 2.0 Specification are available for download by licensed HDMI Adopters who have signed the 2.0 Addendum to the HDMI Adopter Agreement. Both documents can be found on the HDMI Adopter Extranet. HDMI 2.0 Compliance Testing There are 12 Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) worldwide where licensed manufacturers can submit their products for compliance testing. Adopters developing products that implement any function of Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification need to submit their products for testing at one of the 12 ATCs. Products have to pass all applicable and available HDMI 2.0 compliance tests before shipment. The following ATCs offer compliance testing for HDMI 2.0 features: China Beijing ATC: Simplay Labs Shanghai ATC: Simplay Labs Shenzhen ATC: Simplay Labs Shenzhen ATC: Sony France Caen ATC: Presto Engineering India Bangalore ATC: Philips Japan Osaka ATC: Panasonic Tokyo ATCs (2): Sony Korea Seoul ATC: Simplay Labs Taiwan: Taipei ATC: Sony United States Sunnyvale ATC: Simplay Labs Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification Launched in September 2013, Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification offers a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18Gbps) to support new features such as 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is 4 times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution; 32 audio channels; as well as dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC. Version 2.0 is backward compatible with earlier versions of the HDMI Specification. www.hdmi.org