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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Issue 2 • Date May 1988

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  • System design of Super Home Bus System (S-HBS) for apartment building

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):327 - 333
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    A home bus system for an apartment building, the Super Home Bus System (S-HBS), has been proposed and its effectiveness has been verified by system experiments. S-HBS is based on the KEC HBS for a single-family, detached dwelling. The concept, specifications, and experiments for S-HBS are described View full abstract»

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  • High frequency noise power spectrum, impedance and transmission loss of power line in Japan on intrabuilding power line communications

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):321 - 326
    Cited by:  Papers (43)  |  Patents (48)
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    A communication system for small-scale local area networks using the power transmission line is discussed. With this application in mind and noise power spectrum of a power line at 10 kHz-100 MHz and the impedance characteristics and transmission loss of a power line in the high frequency band (10 kHz-20 MHz) have been measured. Both narrowband and wideband data transmission are considered. The tr... View full abstract»

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  • An enhanced RF television scrambling system using phase modulation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):302 - 309
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A novel system for scrambling and descrambling RF television signals for CATV service security is presented. The system has been designed to be low cost, easily manufactured, reliable, and more secure than conventional RF technology. The system uses RF carrier phase modulation to enhance the economy of the RF sync suppression techniques with some of the video and audio signal security attributes o... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of digital IC functions with pass transistor switching circuits

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):318 - 320
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    The author implements a modified Karnaugh map minimization procedure for pass transistors. The savings in silicon area depends on the transistor count as well as the interconnect structure. Examples demonstrate that considerable savings in silicon area can be achieved by using pass logic instead of gate logic. The savings amount to an 80% reduction in silicon area for NMOS and 6% reduction for CMO... View full abstract»

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  • Is it possible to envisage a sound and image recording system free of electromechanical elements?

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):298 - 301
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    The author describes the principles of an approach to video recording that does not use electromechanical components. The basis of the method is that analog modulation, after being converted to digital modulation, is photographically recorded on a film or transparency (square or rectangular), using the principle of matrix scanning. The speed of the scanning is determined by the characteristics of ... View full abstract»

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  • Two simple bar matrix display formats for alphanumeric English characters

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):357 - 360
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Two novel and very-simple bar matrix layouts having nine segments (plus a dot) and ten segments (plus two dots), respectively, for displaying English alphanumeric characters are proposed. The displays involve simpler interfacing circuits and consume less power than the 14-segment and 16-segment displays being presently used. The proposed layouts can be implemented in the form of display modules us... View full abstract»

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  • Feedforward compensation of the amplifier output stage for improved stability with capacitive loads

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):334 - 338
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    It is pointed out that the stability margin of an audio power amplifier is reduced by a pole in the loop-gain transfer function caused by shunt capacitance in the loudspeaker load. The problem is most severe in amplifiers with output stages that have a high output impedance before feedback. Because MOSFET devices can have an output impedance that is much higher than BJT (bipolar junction transisto... View full abstract»

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  • Quasi-digital NTSC color bar generator

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):310 - 317
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    An NTSC color bar generator is described that consists of a simple, low-cost quasidigital circuit. The generator includes a master oscillator, signal divider circuitry, a luminance generator, a delay circuit, and a burst generator. The measured performance shows a differential gain of 3%, a differential phase of 4°, and a linearity of less than 2.8% View full abstract»

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  • Problems set by stereotelevision

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):361 - 365
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The author described (1978) a process for obtaining three-dimensional TV pictures that could be watched directly without glasses. The system was based on the use of matricial emission and reception scanning with vision through a lenticular network. A color version of this stereotelevision system developed by Matsushita is very complicated and expensive, requiring five synchronized video tape recor... View full abstract»

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  • Effective time-domain method for speech rate-change

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):339 - 346
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (6)
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    A speech-rate-change method is proposed that is a refinement of the pitch-adaptive methods and cuts at the length of one (multi)-pitch-length the speech segment that has a smooth short-time energy waveform. The method avoids phoneme transitions being discarded or repeated and thus produces high-quality rate-changed speech View full abstract»

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  • Future trends in television

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):279 - 284
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    The author examines technology trends and ideas that are considered likely to influence the future of television and related products and services. He discusses extended-definition and high-definition television services, and television signal transmission via satellite. He describes advanced television products, namely, large TV displays, small TV displays, VCR and video disk systems, education/g... View full abstract»

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  • A GaAs RF amplifier IC for UHF TV tuners

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):366 - 371
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    The design and performance of a monolithic GaAs RF amplifier IC with a bias circuit, for application in UHF TV/VTR tuners, are presented. This IC can reduce the area of an RF amplifier to less than half of the size of a conventional amplifier. It has a sufficiently wide range of variation in sheet resistance and threshold voltage to obtain a satisfactory yield. The noise figure of the TV tuner usi... View full abstract»

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  • Switch mode vertical deflection circuits for TV sets

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):347 - 351
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    It is shown, using a line power circuit, that the simplest possible cycloconverter, with only one thyristor, fills the deflection requirements during the vertical trace time and allows a short resonant flyback. Because the active components work in switched mode, they do not need any heat sink. The high efficiency provides an 8-W reduction in consumption at the mains. The short flyback time makes ... View full abstract»

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  • The Princeton Engine: a real-time video system simulator

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):285 - 297
    Cited by:  Papers (29)  |  Patents (19)
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    The authors describe the Princeton Engine, a 29.3-GIPS image processing system capable of simulating video rate signals, including NTSC and HDTV video, in real time. It consists of a massively parallel arrangement of up to 2048 processing elements, each containing a 16-bit arithmetic unit, a multiplier, a 64-word triple-port register stack (one write, two read), and 16000 words of local processor ... View full abstract»

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  • A display system for Hindi numerics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):352 - 356
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    The layout for a thirteen-segment Hindi numeric display is proposed. A BCD-to-thirteen segment decoder designed to be used with this numeric display is discussed. A preliminary verification of the functionality of the decoder was performed using a logic simulator. The output waveforms to verify the functional correctness of the decoder circuit are presented View full abstract»

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The main focus for the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics is the engineering and research aspects of the theory, design, construction, manufacture or end use of mass market electronics, systems, software and services for consumers.

 

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Editor-in-Chief
R. Simon Sherratt, IEEE Fellow
Professor of Consumer Electronics
School of Systems Engineering
The University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AY  U.K.
r.s.sherratt@reading.ac.uk; sherratt@ieee.org
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