CEDIA View: Keep Learning: HDMI + CEDIA EXPO
HDMI is a fantastic single-cable solution for pairing a couple of consumer products, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. CEDIA has multiple resources to help you work through your HDMI hang-ups.
If you're looking for hands-on HDMI training, CEDIA has developed an eight-hour intensive training course that will be offered at ADI locations across the country.
This course will help you understand HDMI as a technology and how to better design and troubleshoot complex HDMI systems. This course covers best practices, troubleshooting and how to work with HDMI test equipment. Visit www.cedia.org/education/adi_training.php for more information or to register.
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In addition, CEDIA has released four HDMI white papers to help guide you through common problems and hang-ups with this ubiquitous technology. The resources include:
Introduction to HDMI Interface – This white paper introduces the background and history of the HDMI standard and provides a top-level overview of the cable and cable labeling guidelines.
HDMI Installation Best Practices – Learn the best practices in HDMI distribution, including topics such as how to pull HDMI cables and basic HDMI tests. The paper also gives an overview of common interoperability issues.
HDMI Design & Initialization Sequence – This white paper discusses the basic design of HDMI devices, the HDMI initialization sequence and features in the 1.4a specification.
Understanding EDID – This white paper is the newest in the HDMI series. The Understanding EDID white paper will familiarize electronic systems professionals with techniques for reading and emulating sink device capabilities from EDID. The paper also gives an overview of EDID on repeater devices and splitters and offers tips for resolving interoperability issues by examining the EDID.
CEDIA members have access to these resources free of charge; non-members can purchase each paper for $9.99. Get your copy today at www.cedia.org/marketplace. Stay tuned for new white papers on HDMI and other key topics from CEDIA throughout the year.