NI Video Measurement Suite (VMS) is a versatile test suite for generating and analyzing a variety of video standards. Each analyzer/generator combines high-performance, PXI-based modular instruments with configuration-based software designed for automated parallel test to simplify testing of multimedia devices such as set-top boxes, Blu-ray Disc players, and LCD displays, mobile devices, and more. In a single PXI system, engineers can test CVBS, S-video, CAV, VGA, and HDMI 1.4 interfaces along with audio interfaces to optimize system performance.

Video Analyzer Tools - NI Video Measurement SuiteThe NI VMS solutions are based on the PXI (PCI eXtensions for Instrumentation) and PXI Express platform and combine high-performance modular instruments with specialized software for audio and video analysis. While each hardware module has a specific function (e.g. 24-bit audio analyzer or 12-bit, 200MS/s analog video analyzer), all the solutions are programmed similarly using the configuration-based software tools to select measurements, define limits, and automate testing to improve efficiency of benchtop and validation test. Using this approach, engineers at Thompson-Grass Valley were able to reduce their development time by over 90%.

NI Video Measurement Suite Solutions

  • Analog Video Analyzer: Supports analysis of CVBS, S-Video, or high-definition CAV and VGA signals.
  • Digital Video Analyzer: Supports HDCP-encrypted HDMI 1.4 content including 3D video test, protocol analysis (CEC messaging, EDID emulation, and InfoFrame analysis), and streaming video quality measurements such as macroblocking and dropped frames when combined with NI PQA software.
  • Analog Audio Analyzer/Generator: Supports audio generation/analysis with 24-bit resolution, 118dB dynamic range, and -107dB THD audio analyzer/generator hardware.
  • Digital Audio Analyzer: Supports HDMI Audio and SPDIF audio encoded in PCM or AC3 formats.

The NI VMS solutions are highly automated and can provide parallel testing of audio and video interfaces for high-throughput production applications. In a single PXI system, engineers can add high-performance switching, IR control, and USB or wireless test solutions to build a complete test solution for multi-DUT test at a fraction of the cost and footprint of traditional ATE systems built on boxed instrumentation. NI-Certified Systems Integrators with years of experience building multimedia device test systems are available to build turn-key, scalable solutions to meet your needs.