Tektronix, Inc. (www.tek.com) has used a DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series Oscilloscope to test the latest Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Compliance Test Specification (CTS) 1.2.
Developed by the MHL Consortium, the new MHL Specification covers receiver, transmitter and dongle testing for both protocol and physical (PHY) layers, delivering faster and easier debug and analysis and compliance testing to anyone wanting to develop MHL compliant solution or any MHL Authorized Test Centers (ATC).
It defines a high-definition (HD) digital audio and video interface for connecting portable devices and mobile phones to HDTVs including other home entertainment products. After announcing an MHL CTS 1.1-based test solution last year, Tektronix has offered testing support for the newest MHL CTS 1.2 specification update released in March 2012.
To deliver a complete MHL protocol as well as PHY test solution, Tektronix integrated the MHL protocol software into the same DPO/DSA/MSO70000 Series Oscilloscope utilized for traditional physical layer testing. This allows the designers of MHL technology to achieve a seamless correlation between link and physical layers, reducing equipment cost while speeding up test time.
“The MHL specification continues to evolve, making time-to-market for new products supporting the standard of utmost importance to our customers in the MHL design community,” commented Mike Rizzo, Manager of Oscilloscope Solutions at Tektronix.
“Not only are we closely mirroring the enhancements made to the MHL test specification, but we are delivering a solution that offers a simpler set-up, integrated PHY/Protocol support, and vastly less expensive than competitive test offerings.”