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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Issue 2 • Date May 1991

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  • Using parser generator tools to implement CEBus CAL

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):154 - 156
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The use of the parser generator tool YACC (yet another compiler compiler) for implementing a CEBus CAL (Common Applications Language) interpreter is described. Another program called BISON, has also been used in this fashion. Besides using these tools to generate software code as a framework for implementing CAL, these tools are also useful in checking the logical consistency of the complete CAL l... View full abstract»

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  • The Consumer Electronic Bus infrared system

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):122 - 128
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (3)
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    The Infrared (IR) Physical Layer definition for the Electronic Industries Association's (EIAs) Consumer Electronic Bus (CEBus) standard was circulated for comment and vote in the early part of 1990 and was approved after alteration to reflect some of the comments. The author describes the IR Physical Layer specification and some of the network implications of using IR. It is noted that the CEBus I... View full abstract»

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  • Conformance specification-the standards policeman

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):xxvi - xxviii
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    An Electronic Industries Association CEBus working group has been formed to address the conformance requirements of a networking standard. CEBus standard conformance specification (SCS) is being written and will be issued following the release of the CEBus standard itself. Some of the attributes of the CEBus SCS are as follows: capability of multiple diverse products: various levels of product fun... View full abstract»

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  • Common Application Language (CAL) and its integration into a home automation system

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):157 - 162
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (13)
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    The authors present an implementation of CAL (Common Application Language) as an integral part of a practical home automation system. CAL is the medium through which users submit their requests to the system for translation and transmission onto the CEBus. Such a system is in the process of being designed and implemented according to all present specifications set forth by the EIA (Electronic Indu... View full abstract»

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  • A token passing network for powerline communications

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):129 - 134
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (16)
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    The AC powerline is the ideal communications medium for enabling control and monitoring applications in the home. The authors describe a low-level network architecture for reliable powerline communications. It uses a robust token passing protocol that supports network access and device response under worst-case powerline impairments. The approach is hierarchical, building upon both a spread-spectr... View full abstract»

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  • Smart enabling system for home automation

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):xxix - xxxv
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (12)
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    The author describes an enabling system called SMART HOUSE that provides the common resources needed for home automation in a multiproduct, multivendor environment. The system includes the following: a system controller, housewide wiring network, communications protocols, standard interfaces (outlet designs) for connecting other products, and basic user controls such as programmable wall switches ... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of home bus standards on consumer product design: addressing the challenge for a better user interface

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):163 - 167
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    As home bus standards in the US and abroad near completion, scores of companies are busy developing a new generation of feature-rich products and services for the home. However, until user interface design practice catches up with the demands of increasingly complex products, ease-of-use will remain a major impediment to mass-market penetration. It is pointed out that the inadequacy of the user in... View full abstract»

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  • Functions and operations of CEBus routers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):135 - 144
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (8)
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    A router is the device in the CEBus network which connects different media. A router intelligently forwards packets onto adjacent media and maintains the tree-structure topology. These functions are provided though the interaction of four elements the communications element, the forwarding element, the directory routing table element, and the network topology protocol element. These elements, comb... View full abstract»

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  • The EIA Consumer Electronic Bus twisted pair network

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):101 - 107
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (7)
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    The Electronic Industries Association (EIA) Consumer Electronic Bus (CEBus) twisted pair (TP) network is described. The TP network is one of several `hard' media supported by the CEBus home automation standard for consumer device communications in the home. The network development is a result of a desire to have a dedicated, high-speed medium, easily installed in the home at low cost, that could s... View full abstract»

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  • Utility load management using home automation

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):168 - 174
    Cited by:  Papers (36)
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    The electric utility industry is investigating methods for controlling the customer demand for power. The present techniques involve denying power to selected appliances. The author proposes a novel strategy for appliance control using a home automation communications network. The objective is to allow continued appliance operation during energy shortages. The appliances would operate at reduced m... View full abstract»

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  • Design influences for the CEBus automation protocol

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):145 - 153
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (8)
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    The authors examine the protocol stack used by CEBus, the emerging home automation standard being developed in an Electronic Industries Association committee. Specifically, the communications protocol as used for the control channel, the command and control portion of the CEBus network, is considered. The factors which influenced the design of the protocol stack are then examined. These factors ca... View full abstract»

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  • The RF medium in the home-the move to spread spectrum

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):108 - 115
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (9)
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    It is pointed out that spread spectrum appears to be the most viable option currently available for reliable, low-cost, wireless products for future homes. Spread spectrum in the home is discussed, with attention given to sample implementation and code-division multiple access. It is concluded that the advent of spread-spectrum systems in control applications should reach a new plateau, yielding h... View full abstract»

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  • Why a standard for fiber optics in premises networks?

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):xv - xxv
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    The authors describe the approach now being undertaken in the Electronics Industry Association CEBus Committee to establish a standard for the use of fiber optics in the home. Two phases are considered. First, a framework for the uses of fiber, based on applications, interworking with other media, and conformance to other standards, is being developed. Second, a more detailed standard to guide the... View full abstract»

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  • A transceiver for the EIA Consumer Electronics Bus

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):116 - 121
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    One of the elements of the Consumer Electronics Bus standard for home automation which is being developed by the Electronic Industries Association (EIA) is the twisted pair (TP) bus. The author describes a transceiver architecture developed for use with the TPBus for audio and low-speed data transmission. The TPBus transceiver is designed to be a low-cost platform suitable for incorporation into r... 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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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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