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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Issue 4 • Date Nov 1990

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  • Video signal processing in HD VCR for baseband/MUSE analog recording

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):777 - 786
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (3)
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    Video signal processing for compatible analog HD (high-definition) VCRs in baseband/MUSE modes for consumer use with simple signal processors supporting 2/4-hour recording and search display is discussed. These HD VCRs permit long-time recording and multispeed playback functions similar to those of conventional VCRs. It was confirmed that not only do these VCRs satisfy specifications required for ... View full abstract»

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  • A digital video camera system

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3866 - 3876
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (2)
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    A new video camera control system developed for extending the dynamic range of present single-chip CCD (charge coupled device) cameras whose dynamic range is inherently limited is discussed. This is accomplished by controlling the dynamic range using a signal which discriminates the contrast of the object, by compensating the white balance by detecting achromatic parts of the object out of video s... View full abstract»

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  • Standard seven segmented display for Burmese numerals

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):959 - 961
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Lau and Lwin (see ibid., vol.36, p.84-8, May 1990) proposed an eight-segment Burmese numeric display. In the present work, a small modification that uses only the commercially available seven-segment-based display is proposed. The advantage of this design is that the standard seven-segment display eliminates the need for the production of custom eight-segment displays View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation of the Consumer Electronic Bus

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):949 - 953
    Cited by:  Papers (18)  |  Patents (4)
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    The results of a simulation study undertaken to evaluate the performance of the Consumer Electronic Bus (CEBus) under various traffic patterns and especially under large traffic generated by high-priority nodes are reported. The CEBus is based on the ISO/OSI model of layered architecture. The simulation results have shown that, when the throughput of the network is small (30%), the delay is bounde... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of high speed picture transmission with conditional replenishment technique

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):939 - 943
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    An implementation of high speed picture transmission using a conditional replenishment technique is presented. This implementation is in the framework of the development of a video compression unit designed to permit bandwidth reduction of video signal transmission from remote cameras to a central receiver for surveillance systems. The conditional replenishment system utilizes the moving areas bet... View full abstract»

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  • Development tools for home automation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):854 - 858
    Cited by:  Patents (15)
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    A comprehensive CEBus development system intended to solve common problems associated with home automation is described. The system provides a complete development environment which allows an engineer to design, debug, and test devices communicating over a CEBus network. Fully configurable modules are definable to specific user needs in order to verify many new applications and scenarios. By using... View full abstract»

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  • A comparison between the luminance compensation method and other color picture transmission systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):922 - 932
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    To improve conventional color picture transmission systems, the luminance compensation method is proposed. It compensates the luminance perturbation at the transmitter side that occurs due to changes of the chrominance signal. Incompatible transmission systems show no significant advantages compared to the luminance compensation method View full abstract»

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  • Infrared decoding and vertical sync extraction techniques for automatic home video editing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):903 - 911
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    The design and development of a low-cost video editing controller that can be used on home video cassette recorders (VCRs) are described. Infrared decoding and vertical sync pulse extraction techniques are used to perform automatic video editing with remote control. This approach also makes the video editing controller compatible with various models of home VCRs. Descriptions of the microprocessor... View full abstract»

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  • A compact CCD color camera system with digital AWB control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):885 - 891
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (3)
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    A novel signal-processing LSI was successfully developed for a compact CCD (charge coupled device) camera, where incident YRGB signals were converted into desired Y, C-Y signals, filtered, compressed, and automatically white-balanced. In order to realize accurate inner AWB (automatic white-balance) control, some ideas concerning white detection, white reproduction, and control speed were studied a... View full abstract»

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  • Voltage regulator with additional watchdog function

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):832 - 836
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    An integrated voltage regulator for use in automotive systems that incorporate a microcontroller is described. It can be used to supply systems ranging from ignition control to top-of-the-range car radios. One of its two outputs provides 5 V/50 mA and the other drives an external pnp transistor which delivers an adjustable output voltage. Additional control functions are a watchdog function and in... View full abstract»

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  • Testing of EDTV and IDTV systems-experiences and recommendations

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):787 - 793
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    Techniques for testing EDTV and IDTV (enhanced and improved definition television) systems are examined. The utility of past practices, current requirements, and future directions for fully evaluating the complex multidimensional signal processing techniques of today's and tomorrow's television environments are discussed. Particular attention is given to the evaluation of step responses in advance... View full abstract»

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  • The characterization of high rate batteries

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):954 - 958
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A general method of characterizing batteries of all types over their complete range of power delivery is described. The method removes very little charge and is shown to correlate with the performance of the batteries in high-power applications. It is also shown that this power characteristic is accurately predicted by a simple electrical model of the battery, consisting of an effective source vol... View full abstract»

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  • A graphics system design using a novel color mapping scheme

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):944 - 948
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    The design of a color graphics board based on a graphics system processor to interface with a personal computer bus is described. The highlight of this design is the implementation of a novel color mapping scheme. This feature gives the capability of simultaneously displaying more than 256 colors on the screen from 8-bit pixel data and provides a smooth transition from one color region to the next... View full abstract»

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  • Video signal processing LSI for MUSE/NTSC converter

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):847 - 853
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Applying 1.2-μm CMOS technology, the authors have developed video signal processing LSIs for the MUSE/NTSC converter. A MUSE/NTSC converter can be constructed easily by adding an A/D converter, a D/A converter, memory, audio signal processing, and an I/O analog processing circuit to the video signal LSI. Picture quality obtained with this converter is superior to that of the conventional NTSC s... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor based multi-lingual character display

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):933 - 938
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A microprocessor based display system capable of generating and displaying the characters of any one of four languages-English, Hindi, Tamil, or Malayalam-as selected by the user is presented. Facilities are provided in the system for rolling a character string of 22 characters and displaying a lengthy test in moving form. Of the four languages, Malayalam has the greatest complexity in the shape a... View full abstract»

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  • A speech synthesizer for Mandarin Chinese

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):912 - 917
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    The design and implementation of a linear predictive coding (LPC) speech synthesizer using a general-purpose floating-point 32-bit digital signal processing (DSP) chip for Mandarin Chinese are described. The hardware synthesizer board consists of a plug-in card which can be installed in a personal computer (PC). The software consists of a hand-optimized DSP assembly program which can be downloaded... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-function ISDN home communication system

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):892 - 896
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (6)
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    An integrated services digital network (ISDN)-based home communication system (IHCS) is proposed. It is designed to accommodate the ISDN central office based services as well as the home information products. The architecture, featuring functional message signaling and intelligent station set, allows call processing and feature enhancements. The IHCS architecture adapts to various types of home eq... View full abstract»

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  • Bandwidth reduction for HDTV transmission-alternatives and subjective results

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):837 - 846
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    It is shown that an efficient bandwidth reduction of HDTV (high-definition television) signals can be achieved with separable three-dimensional filters, without compromising motion portrayal. A variety of alternatives for prefiltering at the encoder and postfiltering at the decoder was studied with respect to picture performance and implementation costs. Results are compared on test patterns and r... View full abstract»

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  • Training signal and receiver design for multipath channel characterization for TV broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):794 - 806
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (8)
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    The problem of multipath propagation in television terrestrial broadcasting can be solved by channel equalization. Such equalization is needed for an enhanced NTSC system and is particularly critical in most HDTV (high-definition television) proposals. Techniques for precisely characterizing a multipath channel are proposed. These characterizations can be used to reduce hardware complexity and to ... View full abstract»

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  • 400 K pixel full frame reading out FIT-CCD color pick up system

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):859 - 865
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A high-resolution 400 TV line(H)×400 TV line(V) frame color picture of moving objects was obtained without a mechanical shutter by adopting a newly developed FIT-CCD (charge coupled device) image sensor. This 2/3" 400 K FIT-CCD image sensor has one transfer cell in the vertical CCD for each pixel, so it can read out a full-frame picture in one scanning period. Complete still-frame pictures o... View full abstract»

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  • Precision direction finding antennas

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):918 - 921
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A compact and precise direction finding antenna was designed by combining a monopole and a loop antenna. A cardioid radiation pattern was achieved and, in particular, a sharp null is obtained. The antenna is useful for tracking and locating the target when the operator is within a couple of hundred meters of the target. The construction of this antenna is extremely simple and there is no need for ... View full abstract»

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  • A single-chip decoder for the POCSAG radiopaging code

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):897 - 902
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    An integrated low power consumption POCSAG (Post Office Code Standardization Advisory Group) decoder and pager controller circuit is described, and some information on the SAC-MOS (self-aligned contact CMOS) process used to manufacture it is given. The decoder implements digital filtering, clock recovery, synchronization, error detection and correction, and user interface functions. Since this IC ... View full abstract»

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  • A layer-3 conformance test method for HBS

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):807 - 812
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    A conformance test method for the HBS standard specification is reported. The extent of this research corresponds to layer 3 of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) model. The devices to be tested are the home bus controller, network termination, and terminals. Test suites of respective devices are specified, together with 171 test cases relating to the layer 3 communication sequences and packet... View full abstract»

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  • Data broadcasting in the USA: low cost delivery alternative and more

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):877 - 884
    Cited by:  Patents (21)
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    It is pointed out that the unused portion of a television signal's vertical blanking interval (VBI) offers a low-cost alternative transmission system for many point-to-multipoint applications. Using the local broadcast signal as the `last mile' delivery, television signals can provide a reliable bypass of the local phone system. A high-speed digital data communications system using the VBI of both... View full abstract»

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  • Testing large analog/digital signal processing chips

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):813 - 818
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (5)
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    An approach to testing VLSI chips with analog IO and internal digital signal processing has been successfully demonstrated in several custom designs. Functional testing of analog circuitry was combined with high fault coverage digital testing by use of a multipurpose test bus. The approach provides at-speed tests of functional character, which are to be preferred for timing verification as well as... 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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