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780 Series HDMI Test Instruments

The Teledyne LeCroy 780 series handheld test instruments for HDMI® are battery powered (except 780C, 780D and 780E), portable video and audio generators and HDMI analyzers that enable you to conduct quick, on-site verification testing and troubleshooting of your HDMI system and analog video displays. The 780 series instruments are equipped with both a reference source and a reference sink interface allowing you to test audio, video and  protocols of any type of digital video device: sources, repeaters and sinks.

Please check out the 780 Series Product Selection Guide to get a general understanding of the feature differences between the six (6) models.

The following is a high level view of the comparative features and attributes of the 780 series instruments. Please refer to the data sheets for each device for more detailed information on each module.

You can use the 780 instruments as a pattern generator for calibrating your high definition TVs. The 780s are equipped with a variety of standard patterns and formats including deep color and HDMI 3D formats.

Because the 780 series instruments have both output and input ports, you can test your digital video cables and systems with splitters, extenders and switches even when already installed on site using the Frame Compare feature. The type of digital video ports vary depending on the model but all the 780 series models are equipped with HDMI input and output ports.

The 780 series instruments can also be equipped with the optional Auxiliary Channel Analyzer (ACA) utility for monitoring the HDMI/HDBaseT DDC (HDCP and EDID) transactions and hot plug events. There are two ACA options, one for monitoring while emulating an HDMI source and/or sink and a second option for monitoring passively an HDMI network comprised of an HDMI source, repeater and sink. The passive monitoring option requires an extra hardware board with 4 HDMI ports.

The 780s’ portability makes them ideal for your bench and for use in the field. A color touch display makes the 780 instruments easy and convenient to use and when testing a source device you can view the incoming video image and metadata on the built-in LCD.

Please check out the 780 Series Product Selection Guide to get a general understanding of the feature differences between the six (6) models.

The following are the 780 models currently available:

  • 780E Video Generator / Analyzer for HDMI, DisplayPort & HDBaseT Testing. (Data Sheet) The 780E Video Generator / Protocol Analyzer for HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT Testing, is a handheld digital video generator and analyzer that enables you to run tests on various digital video devices and network distribution devices on site or in the R&D lab. The 780E instrument provides a 7 inch color touch screen for operation and for viewing status of outgoing and incoming video and audio. The 780E is equipped with multiple interface types including HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT. The HDMI Tx and Rx ports operate up to 600MHz for testing of 4K Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 devices at 50/60Hz with 4:4:4 pixel encoding. The HDBaseT Tx and Rx ports operate at 300MHz for testing of 4K Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 devices at 50/60Hz with 4:2:0 pixel encoding. The DisplayPort Tx and Rx ports operate at link rates up to 5.4 Gb/s on 1, 2 or 4 lanes. Testing digital interfaces is supported by both an output port and an input port to allow testing of digital video sources, displays, audio devices and distribution devices. Testing hybrid converter devices supporting HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT distribution networks is a key application of the 780E as well. The 780E supports HDCP 2.2/2.3 authentication testing on both its HDMI and DisplayPort Tx and Rx ports.
  • 780D Video Generator / Analyzer for HDMI & HDBaseT Testing. (Data Sheet) The 780D Video Generator / Protocol Analyzer for HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT Testing is a handheld digital video generator and analyzer that enables you to run tests on various digital video devices and network distribution devices on site or in the R&D lab. The 780D instrument provides a 7 inch color touch screen for operation and for viewing status of outgoing and incoming video and audio. The 780D is equipped with multiple interface types including HDMI, HDBaseT, and component analog. The HDMI Tx and Rx ports operate up to 600MHz for testing of 4K Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 devices at 50/60Hz with 4:4:4 pixel encoding. The HDBaseT Tx and Rx ports operate at 300MHz for testing of 4K Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 devices at 50/60Hz with 4:2:0 pixel encoding. Testing digital interfaces is supported by both an output port and an input port to allow testing of digital video sources, displays, audio devices and distribution devices. Testing hybrid converter devices supporting HDMI, HDBaseT distribution networks is a key application of the 780D as well. The 780D supports HDCP 2.2/2.3 authentication testing on  its HDMI Tx and Rx ports.
  • 780C Video Generator / Analyzer for HDMI, HDBaseT & 3G-SDI Testing. (Data Sheet) The 780C Video Generator / Protocol Analyzer for HDMI Testing is a handheld digital video generator and analyzer that enables you to run tests on various digital video devices and network distribution devices on site or in the R&D lab. The 780C instrument provides a 7 inch color touch screen for operation and for viewing status of outgoing and incoming video and audio. The 780C is equipped with multiple interface types including HDMI, HDBaseT, 3G-SDI and component analog. The HDMI and HDBaseT Tx and Rx ports operate at 300MHz for testing of 4K Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 devices at 50/60Hz. Testing digital interfaces is supported by both an output port and an input port to allow testing of digital video sources, displays, audio devices and distribution devices. Testing hybrid converter devices supporting 3G-SDI, HDMI, HDBaseT distribution networks is a key application of the 780C as well.
  • 780BH Video Generator / Analyzer for HDMI Testing.  (Data Sheet) The 780BH Video Generator / Analyzer for HDMI Testing is a battery-powered, portable video test instrument that enable you to conduct quick, on-site verification testing and troubleshooting of your HDMI system and analog video displays. The 780B supports all the features of the 780A including 300MHz on the HDMI Tx and Rx ports for testing of 4K Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 devices at 50/60Hz, but adds a larger screen (7 inches) for greater convenience in viewing analysis test results as well as a status bar on the bottom of the display for at-a-glance status on the HDMI Tx and Rx ports. The instrument supports testing of HDMI 2.0 devices including tests for 4:2:0 pixel encoding on sources and sinks, EDID emulation for testing HDMI 2.0 sources and distribution devices and tests HDMI 2.0 sinks with 21:9 formats.Note: The 780B has been replaced by the 780BH which supports HDCP 2.2/2.3 testing.
  • 780AH Handheld Test Instrument. (Data Sheet) The 780AH Video Generator / Analyzer is a battery-powered, portable video and audio generator and HDMI analyzer that enables you to conduct quick, on-site verification testing and troubleshooting of your HDMI system and analog video displays. The 780AH instrument is equipped with both a reference HDMI source and a reference HDMI sink interface allowing you to test audio, video and HDMI protocols—HDCP (including HDCP 2.2/2.3), EDID, CEC & infoframes—of any type of HDMI device: sources, repeaters and sinks. The 780A supports testing at pixel rates up to 300 MHz for testing 4K Ultra HD HDMI 2.0 devices at 50/60Hz using 4:2:0 pixel encoding on sources and sinks.Note: The 780A has been replaced by the 780AH which supports HDCP 2.2/2.3 testing.
  • 780 Handheld Test Instrument. (Data Sheet) The 780 handheld test instrument for HDMI® is a battery-powered, portable video and audio generator and HDMI analyzer that enables you to conduct quick, on-site verification testing and troubleshooting of your HDMI system and analog video displays. The 780 instrument is equipped with both a reference HDMI source and a reference HDMI sink interface allowing you to test audio, video and HDMI protocols—HDCP, EDID, CEC & infoframes—of any type of HDMI device: sources, repeaters and sinks. The 780 supports HDMI testing at pixel rates up to 165MHz and TMDS rates up to 225MHz for deep color on the output and pixel rates up to 150MHz on the HDMI input.
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