The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) released its fourth document in a series of white papers on the topic of HDMI. The latest document, titled Understanding EDID, covers extended display information data, the data contained on each DVI display or HDMI sink.

The white paper familiarizes electronic systems professionals with techniques for reading and emulating device capabilities from EDID. The paper also gives an overview of EDID on repeater devices and splitters and offers tips for resolving interoperability issues.

For smartHOME readers, Understanding EDID is available for download in the CEDIA Marketplace at along with the three previous installments in CEDIA’s HDMI white paper series: Introduction to HDMI, HDMI Installation Best Practices and HDMI Design and Initialization Sequence. Each document is available free of charge for CEDIA members or $9.99 for non-members.