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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Issue 3 • Date Aug 1989

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  • Video channels characterization for advanced television

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):178 - 183
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Some of the video channel characteristics needed to evaluate the effect of over-the-air and cable transmission channels on conventional or advanced television (ATV) signals are presented. Field measurements were performed by the Communications Research Centre to evaluate the performance of the Canadian teletext system. The expected performance for the digital part of an ATV transmission system is ... View full abstract»

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  • Multi scanning TV processor IC

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):315 - 318
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    A novel concept for a microprocessor-controlled deflection processor intended for a microprocessor-controlled TV receiver or monitor is described. This concept is implemented in an IC providing horizontal and vertical control signals, switched-mode power supply (SMPS) control pulses, and the usual identification or synchronization signals. This IC receives standard TV video signals at 16 kHz, 50/6... View full abstract»

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  • Development of MUSE family systems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):153 - 159
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (4)
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    NHK has developed three ADTV (advanced definition television) systems that comply with US Federal Communication Commission's decision to maintain compatibility with existing NTSC systems: narrow-MUSE (multiple subNyquist sample encoding), NTSC (National Television System Committee)-compatible MUSE-6, and NTSC-compatible MUSE-9. All three systems use program materials produced in the 1125/60/2:1 fo... View full abstract»

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  • A unique application specific MCU for handheld data bank and terminals

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):654 - 659
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    An application-specific microcomputer unit (MCU) which implements all the necessary features of high-speed data bus, low power consumption, large memory addressability, and LCD (liquid crystal display) drive for battery-operated handheld terminal and personal data bank application is described. This device is an 8-bit CMOS MCU in a 128-pin quad flat pack. It has 27 I/O lines, 8-bit data and 16-bit... View full abstract»

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  • A field memory system for home-video editing

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):442 - 449
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    A multifunction field memory system with a time base corrector (TBC) suitable for mixing or editing two pictures has been developed. The mixing technology relies on a soft lock method which prevents disorder of the output signal when the external signal is switched. Skew correction in the search mode is also described. By using a dual-port memory, signals with phase discontinuity are replaced by r... View full abstract»

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  • Cable testing for advanced television systems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):xi - xix
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The author discusses rational expectations for the arrival of advanced television (ATV), based on the status of current efforts. He discusses the establishment, resources, and goals of Cable Television Laboratories, an R&D consortium formed by the cable industry in 1988, and examines the critical R&D issues that remain unresolved. He examines the likely form of cable testing and the factor... View full abstract»

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  • A new concept of DATA/DAT system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):660 - 671
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (11)
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    Presents the DATA/DAT system, which is based on the high-density recording and reproducing technology and digital processing technology of the DAT (digital audio tape recorder) system. This system has various applications, such as replacement of the conventional magnetic tape and data streamer and data storage for image processing. To achieve data reliability, an adaptive decoding algorithm using ... View full abstract»

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  • An experimental study for a home-use digital VTR

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):450 - 457
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (54)
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    An experimental digital VTR system is described. A modified DCT (discrete cosine transform) has been developed for this system that needs only one-half the number of multipliers of a conventional DCT, making the hardware scale smaller. A data quantity estimator controls the variable-length coding for completion within a synchronization block, keeping the picture quality high. Three stages of error... View full abstract»

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  • A full-wave motor drive IC based on the back-EMF sensing principle

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):415 - 420
    Cited by:  Papers (23)  |  Patents (16)
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    A bipolar IC has been designed which allows full-wave driving of brushless three-phase DC motors. The three push-pull power stages operate in a switching mode. The commutation moments are directly derived from the zero-crossings of the back-EMF (electromotive force) in the floating motor windings. A start-up system will generate communications when no zero-crossing can be detected. A highly accura... View full abstract»

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  • A general-purpose programmable video signal processor

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):249 - 258
    Cited by:  Papers (29)  |  Patents (6)
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    A general-purpose digital video signal processor (VSP) and its associated programming support tools are described. Its architecture, tailored to real-time video signal processing, makes the VSP a unique component for flexible and design-cost-effective implementations of real-time video systems. At the lowest architectural level various parallel operating and pipelined processing elements communica... View full abstract»

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  • A digital color CCD imaging system using custom VLSI circuits

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):382 - 389
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (19)
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    The authors describe a prototype digital imaging system that can be configured as a single-sensor video camera or a film-to-video converter. The system includes a CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensor with a 3G color filter pattern, two full-custom CMOS digital video signal processing chips, and a custom electronically programmable sequencer chip. The CMOS VLSI digital circuits offer real-time ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer aided design of multidimensional FIR filters for video applications

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):290 - 296
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    Filter design formulations simultaneously controlling both frequency and space-time behavior are considered for video applications. An FIR (finite impulse response) design tool addressing such formulations has been built using standard linear programming packages. The result has been quite satisfactory and the cost very reasonable both in terms of man-hours and required computational facilities. T... View full abstract»

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  • HDTV adaptability to multiple media

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):195 - 201
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    The spectrum-compatible high-definition television (SC-HDTV) system is concisely described in the context of terrestrial broadcasting. The system's application to the other three consumer TV delivery means, cable, satellite, and VCR, is discussed. Comparisons are made with other proposed ATV (advanced TV) systems. It is concluded that the SC-HDTV system has features that are attractive in all thre... View full abstract»

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  • A single conditional access system for satellite-cable and terrestrial TV

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):464 - 468
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (67)
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    A conditional access system called Eurocrypt is described. It is aimed at the DBS (direct broadcasting satellite) and cable services of Europe. Its implementation uses smart cards, and it is designed to be simple and user-friendly. Entitlements are transmitted in the signal, and the system can manage multiple program providers. Evolution of security aspects is ensured. Functionalities include true... View full abstract»

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  • A wide screen EDTV

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):133 - 141
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (11)
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    A novel EDTV (extended-definition television) system using three-dimensional filtering techniques has been proposed. A wide-screen TV signal with 5.6 MHz bandwidth can be encoded within a 4.2 MHz baseband using three multiplexing techniques. The feasibility of the approach has been verified by computer simulation. The encoded signal will be compatible with most existing broadcasting equipment, sin... View full abstract»

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  • 3.5 inch 16 Mbyte floppy disk drive

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):672 - 680
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (16)
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    The authors have developed a 3.5-in, 16-Mbyte, large-capacity, high-speed floppy disk drive (FDD). A novel embedded sector server technology with a learning-forward control and a double-loop multisampling system, as well as a microstepping motor with an optical encoder, were used to achieve high density of 542 tracks/in with an accurate trackability of ±2.5 μm and a high-speed average se... View full abstract»

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  • New PIF+SIF IC for improved picture and sound quality

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):406 - 414
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    The authors have developed a video detection system that not only reduces buzz and buzz-beat interference which deteriorate the sound quality of television receivers but also improves the picture quality. They describe the PIF+SIF (picture intermediate frequency+sound intermediate frequency) IC used in the detection system. They outline the PIF system configuration and detail the new detection sys... View full abstract»

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  • A working anti-taping system for cable pay-per-view

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):458 - 463
    Cited by:  Patents (27)
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    An antitaping system for cable pay-per-view services that utilizes the timing and servo control differences between a TV and VCR is described. This system allows movies or event programming to be shown on a television set but be rendered unrecordable by video tape recording devices. Attention is given to the system theory, the hardware design, the distribution configuration of the system, and its ... View full abstract»

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  • Metal evaporated tape for high band 8 mm video system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):421 - 428
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (4)
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    The authors have developed a metal evaporated (ME) tape for use with the high-band 8-mm video system. Compared to conventional metal particle tape, the ME tape has significantly improved electromagnetic characteristics, with a video output of +5 dB and a video carrier-to-noise ratio of +5 dB. Its overall reliability equals that of conventional coated tape. The evaporation process is described, the... View full abstract»

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  • New color video printing system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):352 - 359
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    A high-quality, low-cost color video printer, using a sublimation thermal transfer system and featuring a new signal processing circuit and mechanical control system has been developed. The analog signal processing circuit corrects the thermal transient response, a feature unique to this printer, and a novel printing drive mechanism has been incorporated to provide good-quality, uniformly colored ... View full abstract»

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  • Video component system controller for use with scrambled cable

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):469 - 475
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    A novel video system consisting of a television set and VCR, which uses source addition to make all RF channels available to both components, is described. The system also addresses applications such as connection to an external Hi-Fi sound system, and slave TV sets may be daisy-chained using coaxial cable in other rooms, with all source material shared with the main system. The system permits ful... View full abstract»

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  • A beam-index TV receiver for consumer application

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):334 - 342
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    The development of the first beam-index color television for the consumer market is described. The TV uses a 3.7-in beam-index cathode ray tube. A good index signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio was achieved by developing a photodetection system and using the 3/4 nonintegral method. Compact size (133 mm×133 mm×133 mm) for portable use was realized by extensively incorporating ... View full abstract»

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  • Method and apparatus for detecting a desired MTS signal in a television receiver

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):487 - 492
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    The noise spectrum around 15.7343 kHz in the composite baseband, mainly caused by a high degree of ICPM (incidental carrier-phase modulation) in the transmitter and transmission system, randomly mistriggers BTSC multichannel TV sound decoder circuitry. A detector circuit is described which will accurately identify the proper signal, thus eliminating false detection signals. This is done by examini... View full abstract»

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  • A fully integrated low-power FSK receiver for VHF and UHF paging

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):707 - 713
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    The author introduces a very sensitive, highly integrated UHF paging receiver which is based on the offset-receiver principle and is fully compatible with all FSK (frequency-shift-keying) modulated systems (512 b/s and 1200 b/s). The IC is fabricated using an advanced bipolar UHF process, has a typical current consumption of only 3 mA at 2-V supply voltage, and is in a 28-pin SO (small outline) pa... View full abstract»

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  • A new single chip LSI for an NTSC CTV signal processing

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):297 - 307
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (4)
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    A novel single-chip LSI circuit for National Television System Committee color TV (NTSC CTV) signal processing is described. The circuit covers the entire range of TV chassis. The number of external components and PCB (printed circuit board) area can be reduced to approximately 60% of those for a conventional set. The circuit will contribute to the upgrading of standard TV chassis by saving PCB ar... 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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