Sarnoff® Bitstreams™ Decoder Compliance Tests


Using SRI’s Emmy® award-winning technology, the Sarnoff® Bitstreams™ suite is the de facto standard for systematically and unambiguously testing decoders against industry standards. The Bitstreams visual and automated decoder tests work in a matter of seconds and do not require a reference signal or specialized decoder.

Bitstreams determines the video decoder performance and compliance of virtually any application, from a simulation design to an existing hardware or software product. Integrated circuit designers, major electronics manufacturers, and service providers use these patented visual verification techniques to test their designs and verify their ability to decode complex digital video and HDTV signals.

Standard Bitstreams Products

  • HEVC format
  • 3D OpenCable compliance
  • H.264/AVC syntax
  • H.264 stress
  • H.264 error
  • H.264/AVC multi-format
  • H.264 tru2way (OpenCable) syntax
  • H.264 tru2way (OpenCable) format
  • H.264 tru2way (OpenCable) supplement 2.1
  • H.264 baseline syntax for mobile devices
  • VC-1 format
  • MPEG-2/ATSC syntax
  • MPEG-2/ATSC stress and error
  • ATSC/MPEG-2 format
  • MPEG-2 tru2way (OpenCable) format – HD
  • MPEG-2 tru2way (OpenCable) format – SD
  • Satellite format
  • ATSC transport/lip-sync
  • ATSC Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP)
  • Downloadable Regional Rating Tables (DRRT)
  • Digital television closed captioning (EIA 708)
  • ATSC mobile handheld stress and error

Common Bitstreams Features

  • Patented visual techniques
  • Testing is up to 100 times faster
  • Clear and unambiguous results
  • Supports automated and visual verification
  • Easy debugging of failures
  • Multiple resolutions and custom formats available
  • Detailed documentation and test references

Download Bitstreams™ Datasheet (PDF)

Download 3D Bitstreams™ Datasheet (PDF)

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