Thursday, October 29, 2009

NI Digital Video Analyser Tests Multimedia Devices

National Instruments has introduced NI Videomaster 3.0, a PXI-Express-based digital video analyser for validation and production testing of multimedia devices. Videomaster simplifies the testing of multimedia devices by using configurable measurement steps within NI TestStand test-management software to automate a full suite of video measurements.

By taking advantage of the efficient, configurable performance of Videomaster 3.0, multimedia test engineers can significantly reduce development costs and decrease overall test time. The PXI Express digital video analyser makes it possible for engineers to test multimedia devices with High-Definition Multimedia Interfaces (HDMIs). The solution supports the analysis of HDMI signals with Full HD resolution up to 1080p/60Hz, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) and deep colour with up to 12-bit colour depth.

The Videomaster digital video analyser solution also includes more than 160 automated video measurements to eliminate the need for manual testing of HDMI devices such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and video recorders. Using Videomaster 3.0, engineers can perform more than 100 video measurements in less than four seconds. This high-performance functionality helps engineers achieve higher test throughput without sacrificing test quality.

Videomaster 3.0 also features improved support for analogue video interfaces, including composite, S-video and component video. With support for the latest versions of NI Labview graphical system-development software and NI TestStand as well as improved run-time performance, Videomaster 3.0 delivers a fast and powerful test solution for automated video test. Videomaster solutions are available in a variety of hardware-software bundles to meet diverse test requirements.

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