A new Digital Video Analyser, which automates a wide range of tests for the latest HDMI sources such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players and DVD players has been released by National Instruments.

The analyser features configuration-based test steps that automate measurements of HDMI features including 3-D video, HDMI 1.4 protocol and picture quality analysis. With hardware based on the NI PXI Express platform and software designed for multicore computing, engineers can use the ­device to achieve high-performance, high-precision measurements of HDMI content in a fraction of the time required by traditional video test solutions. The device is ­combined with NI Picture Quality Analysis software to precisely measure streaming audio and video quality and addresses challenges inherent with subjective ­operator inspection.