ICDM

ICDM is the International Committee for Display Metrology, part of SID's Definitions and Standards Committee charged with setting standards for display metrology. ICDM is largely focused on the production of the Information Display Measurements Standard, which has about 140 display measurements covering every area of displays. The standard is intended to include nearly every display technology for multiple user types, from display manufacturers to consumers.The ICDM does not mediate any issues concerning companies reporting any data obtained through their use of the content of the IDMS document. According to Section 1.1.3 in IDMS, "(the ICDM) does not set compliance values for any of its measurements. That is the job of other standards organizations." Please refer to the relevant sections of the IDMS for further clarification.

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The International Committee for Display Metrology (ICDM) and the Society for Information Display (SID) released the Information Display Measurements Standard (IDMS) in 2012. The IDMS is the "Go-To" document for standard measurement procedures to quantify electronic display characteristics and qualities. It is the culmination of years of effort by engineers and scientists across dozens of organizations to codify the science of display measurement, explain some of the difficulties associated with making measurements, and offer solutions to help make the measurements properly. The IDMS has benefited from the expertise of display metrologists, electrical, mechanical, software and optical engineers, physicists, vision scientists, and many other display-related disciplines. The ICDM is currently developing v1.1, which will update and add new content to the v1 release.

To promote the spread and use of the measurement procedures and techniques within the display community, an electronic version of the IDMS is freely available. It is unprecedented in the display community that a piece of work of this scope and depth be distributed at no charge. This decision follows the philosophy of the ICDM and SID, which is to provide the standard to as wide of an audience as possible to help establish the techniques within the document as the universal choice for display measurements. SID and the ICDM expect this document to continue to evolve over time, with updates, supplemental files, and other value-added content to follow.

 

The IDMS features the following:

  • Self-contained measurement procedures that are clear and easy to use
  • A library of commonly used and newly developed display measurements
  • Dozens of new display measurements for current and future displays
  • Adaptability - allows a variety of equipment for measurements
  • Tutorials and other supplemental sections included
  • Includes diagnostics, cautions and useful hints

Benefits of using the IDMS include:

  • Lower costs: consume less time and money due to unambiguous definitions of measurement methods
  • Reduce development lead times by using standardized metrics
  • Provide a common language to reduce risk of disagreements regarding performance
  • Increase customer satisfaction by having more accurate, reliable, and repeatable performance characterizations
  • Convenience: provide all measurement procedures and auxiliary information under a single cover

Former ICDM Chair, Joe Miseli, stated "The IDMS is the first standard from the ICDM and SID. It is a defining work for evaluating displays and is the most comprehensive display measurement and metrology standard yet produced. It provides a full set of common and more specialized display measurement procedures to characterize display performance. It also includes new and innovative measurements never before standardized for characterizing modern displays, as well as many references to clarify and expand upon metrology foundations and techniques. It builds upon the tremendous amount of work of many, especially the Editor-in-Chief, Ed Kelley, a former NIST physicist and one of the foremost metrologists in the display industry today. The IDMS is written in plain English with abundant use of graphics and examples that makes it simple to use and so can be widely applied throughout the display industry. It is all-inclusive so that everything one needs is available in a single volume."

 

Former SID President, Brian Berkeley, stated, "SID is proud to [make available] the first release of the IDMS. This landmark standard is the culmination of untold hours of effort on the part of contributors representing a broad cross-section of the display field. The IDMS is the single most significant display measurement standard to be released in more than 10 years. Working under the auspices of SID, and with the cooperation of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), the ICDM has created a valuable standard that truly advances display measurement science. The IDMS will enable and promote consistency in the characterization and reporting of critical display performance parameters. Considering the rapid pace of innovation and advances in display science over the past decade, the IDMS meets a tremendous need for the display industry. SID congratulates and extends its thanks to all of the ICDM members for their profound contribution."

 

The IDMS is the follow-up to the Flat Panel Display Measurements Standard (version 2.0), used extensively by the industry since its publication by the VESA in 2001. The IDMS does not set performance standards, but gives guidance about how to measure displays. This will allow component suppliers, display manufacturers and customers to clearly communicate, understand and agree with the measurement and characterization methods upon which performance standards are based.

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  • The ICDM welcomes display professionals skilled in the field of display evaluation or related activities and with an interest in furthering the purpose of the ICDM. Individuals may apply for either observer status (non-voting) or expert status (technical contributors with voting rights). Applicants must apply to the ICDM Executive Committee (ICDM EC) using the online membership application form. The EC reviews all applicants; additionally, the relevant subgroup chairs review expert status applicants for their respective subgroups.



The IDMS is a display measurement and metrology standard to help evaluate displays by providing many measurements, techniques for subjective evaluation, and appendices with helpful references. It may be downloaded without charge provided the user accepts and agrees to the Terms of the Society for Information Display End User License Agreement.

By downloading this document, I indicate that I have read and agree to the IDMS End User License Agreement.

 

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IDMS v1.1 (current version) 95 days ago IDMSv1p1.pdf (116.27 MB)

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IDMS v1.03B (prevoius version) 95 days ago 20120522 IDMSv1p03.pdf (48.92 MB)

IDMS Revision Record

IDMS Revision History
Release Version Description of Change Release Date Approved
IDMS1 1.1 Initial Release   ICDM Voting Members
IDMS1 1.03b Corrected spurious characters on hyperlinks 3-Jun-12 SID EC
IDMS1 1.03a Corrected critical typographical error, page xiii 29-May-12 SID EC
IDMS1 1.03 Initial release 29-May-12 ICDM Voting Members
IDMS1 1.02      
IDMS1 1.01 Iinter-ratification-stage   contingeny version, no changes.    
IDMS1 1 Preliminary release   ICDM Voting Members

The errata listed here are changes to sections of the IDMS to correct errors which were found on a per-section basis by users of the document or to add information to help do the measurements and/or evaluation. Most were reviewed internally, and then the ICDM membership was given access to the errata before they were posted here, to help verify their accuracy and to help assure no one had any issues or concerns about them. Some of them were voted to be accepted by ICDM members at Display Week.

IDMS V1.03 Errata Revision Record and Update Access

Release IDMS Vers. Ch. Chapter Section Section Title Rev Date Approver Description of Change
IDMS 1.03 7 Spatial Measurements 7 Spatial Measurements 1 5/24/16 ICDM Spatial Subcommittee Explanatory text added under the heading “STATUS OF PIXELS AND SUBPIXEL RENDERING FOR RESOLUTION MEASUREMENTS”
IDMS 1.03 7 Spatial Measurements 7.2 Grille Luminance and Contrast 1 5/24/16 ICDM Spatial Subcommittee Addendum added to provide guidance in making proper grille measurements on any type of display. At the end of the Addendum was added Additional Comments for more application guidance and requirements.
IDMS 1.03 7 Spatial Measurements 7.8 Resolution from Contrast Modulation 1 5/24/16 ICDM Spatial Subcommittee Added text box and note at the end of the section. The note following the text box serves as a pointer to 7.0 and 7.2.
IDMS 1.03 3 Setup of Display & Apparatus 3.6 Coordinate Systems & Viewing Angles 1 10/10/14 Ed Kelley Was
-a- Column 2: North Polar (Independent Axis Vertical)
-b- Column 3: East Polar (Independent Axis Horizontal)

Changed to be
-a- Column 2: North Polar (Independent Axis Horizontal)
-b- Column 3: East Polar (Independent Axis Vertical)
IDMS 1.03 8 Uniformity 8.2.3 Mura Analysis 3 5/31/13 Andrew Watson Eq. (6): r -2 is replaced with (k/r)2 as in Eq. (5).
IDMS 1.03 8 Uniformity 8.2.3 Mura Analysis 2 5/3/13 Andrew Watson Eq. (6): pxpy is replaced with r -2: pxpy are horizontal and vertical pixel widths in degrees, but we have assumed square pixels with r being the number of degrees per pixel.
IDMS 1.03 17 3D & Stereoscopic Displays 17.2.7 Stereoscopic Gray-to-Gray Average Crosstalk 1 4/26/13 Adi Abileah -1- Eq. (2) last two indices should have been "jj".
-2- Table 1 percent signs removed, units added, significant figures made consistent.
IDMS 1.03 10 Temporal 10.1 Warm-up Time 1 4/21/13 Ed Kelley -1- Changed Procedure paragraph: ...; the time of the beginning of the measurement is ti. to be ...; the time of the beginning of the measurement is t1, and ti represents the times for the remaining Li measurements.
-2- Changed Analysis paragraph: ... ∂L = 0.01L (1% of the average). to be ....∂L = 0.05L (5% of the average).
IDMS 1.03 5 Fundamental 5.31 Volume-Color-Reproduction Capability 1 3/26/13 Jongho Chong -1- Added numbers to the equations in the section.
-2- For the measurement analysis for Equation (8), the gradation equation for LQn is changed to include LQmin (measured black luminance) in place of "0" for black, and the definition of LQmin is explained. LQmin is added as an offset to assure the equation never goes to 0 for any of the values of n.
-3- Fixed typo in name of Fig. 2, to make it “Triangulations.”
-4- Fixed minor typos in the Application paragraph.
IDMS 1.03 8 Uniformity 8 Introduction section, Color uniformity 1 3/25/13 Ed Kelley Equation (3) was in error. Changed v'1+v'2 to v'1-v'2
IDMS 1.03 8 Uniformity 8.2.3 Mura Analysis 1 2/16/13 Andrew Watson -1- Equation (1) was missing a minus sign in front of the π ; a minus sign has been added.
-2- Equation (5) was duplicated on the same line; duplicate removed.
IDMS 1.03 11 Reflection 11.7.3.1 Removal of Lambertian Component from Specular Result 1 11/1/12 John Penczek Correction of Eq. (1) to account for the distance of the source from the display. Addition of Comments explaining the calculation.

IDMS V1.03 Errata Document Access

Section Title

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11.7.3.1 Removal of Lambertian Component from Specular Result 11p7p3p1-01-20121101.pdf
8.2.3 Mura Analysis 8p2p3-03-20130531.pdf
8.0 Introduction section, Color uniformity 8p0-01-20130325.pdf
5.31 Volume-Color-Reproduction Capability 5p31-01-20130326.pdf
10.1 Warm-up Time 10p1-01-20130421.pdf
17.2.7 Stereoscopic Gray-to-Gray Average Crosstalk 17p2p7-01-20130426.pdf
3.6 Coordinate Systems & Viewing Angles 3p6-01-20140905.pdf
7 Spatial Measurements 7p0-01-20160524.pdf
7.2 Grille Luminance and Contrast 7p2-01-20160524.pdf
7.8 Resolution from Contrast Modulation 7p8-01-20160524.pdf

Test Pattern Downloads

The ICDM Test Patterns are in the Public Domain.

The ICDM provides display test patterns which can be used for testing with the IDMS1 (Information Display Measurement Standard) or for general display performance measurements or evaluation.

These patterns are native format patterns for a number of display formats (format being the pixel array of the display, sometimes referenced as resolution). You can freely download them for your use. Please be sure to give recognition to the ICDM for making these patterns available to all.

These test patterns are in the public domain presented by the ICDM. They were initially developed by Ed Kelley when he was with NIST, with contributions from Joe Miseli. Thanks also to Michael H. Brill for the concept of the Color Inversion Pattern (CINV01_...). Although you can use them freely, please always give mention to the ICDM for providing them and keep the ICDM name with them in distribution.

We plan to add more to these pattern sets, so be sure check back from time to time. The dash number indicates the revision level of the pattern. Each successive update to the test pattern sets will be seen as an increment to the version number in the title. For example, the current bitmapped test pattern file ICDM-00_1920x1080.zip will increment to be ICDM-01_1920x1080.zip when the next version is available.

On this site we plan to include further test patterns to support the ICDM standard (IDMS), reportingtemplates, and other utilities to help you use the IDMS.

By downloading this document, I indicate that I have read and agree to the IDMS End User License Agreement.


A sample directory listing of a download is available here for preview.

The following database is available for perusal and download:

Complete ICDM Download Archive Click to access folder

Individual Test Patterns may be downloaded below:

File Name Filesize Pixel Dimension Aspect Ratio Format
WatsonVEPD.bmp 3.6MB 1179x1021    
ICDM-00_0060x0060.zip 0.71MB 60x60 1:1 Square
ICDM-00_0065x0096.zip 0.81MB 65x96 ~2:3 Portrait mode
ICDM-00_0080x0080.zip 0.84MB 80x80 1:1 Square
ICDM-00_0096x0064.zip 0.75MB 96x64 3:2  
ICDM-00_0120x120.zip 1.2MB 120x120 1:1 Square
ICDM-00_0120x0160.zip 1.5MB 120x160 3:4 Portrait mode of 1/8 VGA
ICDM-00_0128x0128.zip 1.3MB 128x128 1:1 Square
ICDM-00_0128x0160.zip 1.5MB 128x160 4:5 Portrait mode
ICDM-00_0132x0120.zip 1.3MB 132x120 11:10 15840
ICDM-00_0132x0132.zip 1.4MB 132x132 1:1 Square
ICDM-00_0132x0176.zip 1.7MB 132x176 3:4  
ICDM-00_0160x0120.zip 1.3MB 160x120 4:3 1/4 VGA
ICDM-00_0160x0128.zip 1.4MB 160x128 5:4  
ICDM-00_0160x0160.zip 1.7MB 160x160 1:1 Square
ICDM-00_0176x0132.zip 1.5MB 176x132 4:3  
ICDM-00_0176x0144.zip 1.6MB 176x144 11:9 qCIF
ICDM-00_0176x0208.zip 2.2MB 176x208 11:13 Portrait mode
ICDM-00_0200x0640.zip 4.6MB 200x640 5:16 Portrait mode
ICDM-00_0208x0176.zip 2.1MB 208x176 13:11  
ICDM-00_0240x0180.zip 2.1MB 240x180 4:3  
ICDM-00_0240x0320.zip 4.6MB 240x320 3:4 Portrait mode of 1/4 VGA
ICDM-00_0240x0640.zip 5.9MB 240x640 3:8 Portrait mode of 1/2 VGA
ICDM-00_0256x0256.zip 3.4MB 256x256 1:1 Square - 1/4 K
ICDM-00_0320x0180.zip 2.5MB 320x180 16:9  
ICDM-00_0320x0240.zip 3.4MB 320x240 4:3 1/4 VGA
ICDM-00_0320x0320.zip 5.8MB 320x320 1:1 Square
ICDM-00_0320x0340.zip 6.2MB 320x340 16:17 Portrait mode
ICDM-00_0320x0480.zip 7.9MB 320x480 2:3 Portrait mode of 1/2 VGA
ICDM-00_0320x0640.zip 8.9MB 320x640 1:2 Portrait mode
ICDM-00_0352x0288.zip 4.5MB 352x288 11:9 CIF
ICDM-00_0384x0240.zip 3.7MB 384x240 16:10  
ICDM-00_0400x0240.zip 3.8MB 400x240 5:3  
ICDM-00_0423x0317.zip 6.7MB 423x317 ~4:3  
ICDM-00_0480x0160.zip 2.6MB 480x160 3:1 Very wide format
ICDM-00_0480x0360.zip 8.4MB 480x360 4:3  
ICDM-00_0480x0640.zip 15MB 480x640 3:4 Portrait mode of VGA
ICDM-00_0512x0320.zip 7.4MB 512x320 16:10  
ICDM-00_0512x0512.zip 13MB 512x512 1:1 Square - 1/2 K
ICDM-00_0600x0800.zip 23MB 600x800 3:4 Portrait mode of SVGA
ICDM-00_0640x0320.zip 8.0MB 640x320 2:1  
ICDM-00_0640x0480.zip 14MB 640x480 4:3 VGA
ICDM-00_0640x1024.zip 28MB 640x1024 10:16  
ICDM-00_0768x0480.zip 15MB 768x480 16:10  
ICDM-00_0768x1024.zip 36MB 768x1024 3:4 Portrait mode of XGA
ICDM-00_0800x0600.zip 22MB 800x600 4:3 SVGA
ICDM-00_0848x0480.zip 16MB 848x480 ~16:9  
ICDM-00_0852x0480.zip 16MB 852x480 4:3  
ICDM-00_0853x0480.zip 16MB 853x480 ~16:9  
ICDM-00_1024x0576.zip 22MB 1024x576 16:9  
ICDM-00_1024x0640.zip 27MB 1024x640 16:10  
ICDM-00_1024x0768.zip 34MB 1024x768 4:3 XGA
ICDM-00_1024x1024.zip 47MB 1024x1024 1:1 Square - 1 K
ICDM-00_1024x1080.zip 51MB 1024x1080 ~1:1  
ICDM-00_1024x1280.zip 53MB 1024x1280 4:5 Portrait mode of SXGA
ICDM-00_1152x0864.zip 42MB 1152x864 4:3  
ICDM-00_1280x0720.zip 35MB 1280x720 16:9 HDTV2
ICDM-00_1280x0768.zip 38MB 1280x768 5:3 WXGA+
ICDM-00_1280x0960.zip 51MB 1280x960 4:3 QVGA
ICDM-00_1280x1024.zip 55MB 1280x1024 5:4 SXGA
ICDM-00_1360x0768.zip 39MB 1360x768 ~16:9  
ICDM-00_1366x0768.zip 39MB 1366x768 ~16:9  
ICDM-00_1400x1050.zip 60MB 1400x1050 4:3 SXGA+
ICDM-00_1600x1024.zip 63MB 1600x1024 25:16  
ICDM-00_1600x1200.zip 75MB 1600x1200 4:3 UXGA
ICDM-00_1638x1024.zip 64MB 1638x1024 16:10  
ICDM-00_1680x1050.zip 66MB 1680x1050 16:10 WSXGA+
ICDM-00_1760x1360.zip 88MB 1760x1360 22:17  
ICDM-00_1920x1080.zip 73MB 1920x1080 16:9 HDTV / FHD
ICDM-00_1920x1200.zip 83MB 1920x1200 16:10 WUXGA
ICDM-00_2000x1600.zip 110MB 2000x1600 5:4  
ICDM-00_2048x1080.zip 75MB 2048x1080 21:9 DCI 2K native resolution
ICDM-00_2048x1536.zip 109MB 2048x1536 4:3 QXGA, iPad Retina
ICDM-00_2048x2048.zip 133MB 2048x2048 1:1 Square - 2K
ICDM-00_2560x1600.zip 130MB 2560x1600 16:10 WQXGA
ICDM-00_2560x2048.zip 162MB 2560x2048 5:4 QSXGA
ICDM-00_3200x2400.zip 223MB 3200x2400 4:3 QUXGA
ICDM-00_3840x2160.zip 261MB 3840x2160 16:9 UHD, 4K TV, QHD
ICDM-00_3840x2400.zip 253MB 3840x2400 16:10 WQUXGA
ICDM-00_4096x3172.zip 346MB 4096x3172 ~4:3  
ICDM-00_4096x4096.zip 418MB 4096x4096 1:1 Square - 4K x 4K

Measurement Report Template Downloads

The ICDM Measurement Report Templates are in the Public Domain.

The ICDM provides display measurement report templates which can be used for recording the results of testing with the IDMS1 (Information Display Measurement Standard). You can freely download them for your use. Please be sure to give recognition to the ICDM for making these templates available to all.

We plan to add more to this set of report templates, so be sure check back from time to time.

By downloading this document, I indicate that I have read and agree to the IDMS End User License Agreement.

Individual Test Patterns may be downloaded below:

In use of IDMS testing, you may find yourself in need of software.

Check back often, as more packages will be made available here.

By downloading this document, I indicate that I have read and agree to the IDMS End User License Agreement.

Available Software:

Motion Artifact Pattern Generator v.04

Section 5.32 Software R2

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NOTICE TO USER: This is a legal agreement between you (an individual or entity, referred to hereinafter as “you”) and the Society for Information Display (“SID”) for the Information Display Measurements Standard (“IDMS”).   

BEFORE DOWNLOADING, ORDERING, OR OTHERWISE USING OR ACCESSING THE IDMS, YOU MUST REVIEW AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.  

If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, if applicable, return the IDMS, along with the packaging and related materials, to SID or the place of purchase for a full refund.

1.         Definitions.

1.1        “Free Version” means the version(s) of the IDMS available to consumers at no charge and marked with the legend “FREE VERSION.”

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            b.  You may Distribute the Free Version Content of the IDMS only under the terms of this Agreement.  You may not rent, lease, sell, or otherwise Distribute the Free Version Content of the IDMS to third parties for monetary compensation without separate, express prior written permission of SID.  You may not offer or impose any terms on the IDMS that restrict the terms of this Agreement or the ability of the recipient of the Free Version Content of the IDMS to exercise the rights granted to that recipient under the terms of the Agreement. When you Distribute the Free Version Content of the IDMS you may not impose any effective technological measures on the Free Version Content of the IDMS that restrict the ability of a recipient of the Free Version Content of the IDMS from you to exercise the rights granted to that recipient under the terms of the Agreement.  

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            (b)        ARBITRATION.  Arbitration shall be conducted in Los Angles, California, in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act (Title 9, U.S. Code),  notwithstanding any choice of law provision in this Agreement, and under the rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  Either you or we may, by summary proceedings (e.g., a motion to stay further proceedings) bring an action in any court having jurisdiction for the sole purpose of compelling compliance with this arbitration provision. The Proceeding shall be commenced at the request of the claiming party.  A Claim shall be decided by one arbitrator who shall be a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state in which the arbitration is conducted.  Any Claim shall be arbitrated pursuant to the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules.  Any Claim for an amount under $10,000 shall be arbitrated pursuant to the AAA’s Arbitration Rules for Consumer-Related Disputes. Discovery, to the extent permitted by AAA Rules, shall be expressly limited to matters directly relevant to the Claim.  The arbitrator and the AAA shall fully enforce this requirement.  The arbitrator’s decision shall be binding and shall not be subject to further review or appeal except as otherwise required by applicable law.  Judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.  Each party agrees to keep all Claims and arbitration proceedings strictly confidential, except for disclosures of information required in the ordinary course of business of the parties or by applicable law or regulation.

            (c)         WAIVER OF “CLASS ACTION” CLAIMS.  ANY ARBITRATION PROCEEDING CONDUCTED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO OUR INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS AGAINST EACH OTHER, AND NO CLAIM OF ANY OTHER PARTY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION IN SUCH ARBITRATION PROCEEDING ON ANY BASIS WHATSOEVER, WHETHER BY CONSOLIDATION, BY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PRINCIPLES (THAT IS, A SO CALLED “CLASS ACTION”) OR  IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY, OR OTHERWISE – EACH PARTY THEREFORE WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO JOIN ITS CLAIM WITH CLAIMS OF ANY OTHER PARTY.

            (d)        EXCEPTIONS:  Notwithstanding anything else stated in this Agreement, including without limitation in Section 9 or Sections 10(a)-(c), SID shall have the right to initiate and maintain any action in any court having subject matter jurisdiction for the additional purpose of obtaining temporary or preliminary injunctive relief that SID reasonably believes necessary to protect or enforce its copyrights, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights, in and to the IDMS. 

11.        Capacity and Authority to Contract.  You represent that you are of the legal age of majority in your state of residence and, if applicable, you are duly authorized by your employer to enter into this Agreement.

Should you have any questions concerning this Agreement, kindly write to: Society for Information Display Headquarters, 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008-4006. 

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact as at: icdm_support@sid.org