HDMI Forum Releases Compliance Test Spec for 2.0

hdmi-forum-0514HDMI Forum has released the Compliance Test Specification (CTS) for Version 2.0 of the HDMI specification, the document by which adopters can ensure that their 2.0-enabled HDMI products are compliant with Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification.

Launched late in 2013, Version 2.0 of the HDMI Specification offers a significant increase in bandwidth (up to 18 Gbps) to support new features such:

  • 4K@50/60 (2160p), which is four times the clarity of 1080p/60 video resolution
  • 32 audio channels
  • dynamic auto lip-sync and extensions to CEC.

Version 2.0 is backward compatible with earlier versions 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.

There are 12 Authorized Test Centers (ATCs) worldwide where licensed manufacturers can submit their products for compliance testing. In North America, it’s Silicon Image in California and in Europe it’s in France at Presto Engineering.

More information on the HDMI Forum is here. More information on HDMI 2.0 is here.

This article originally appeared in rAVe Europe.