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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics

Issue 3 • Date Aug. 1990

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  • 1990 International Conference on Consumer Electronics - ICCE

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • The development of digital servo algorithms for optical disc players

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):567 - 571
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (3)
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    A kick algorithm for tracking control and an automatic gain adjustment algorithm have been developed for optical disc players. The kick algorithm showed precise accessibility, which will lead to fewer access trials. As a consequence, faster access can be expected. Experimental results on the automatic gain adjustment system showed that the gain error at gain-crossover frequency was within ±... View full abstract»

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  • All digital video signal processing system for S-VHS VCR

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):560 - 566
    Cited by:  Patents (9)
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    The authors have developed an S-VHS format signal-processing system that can be used for the NTSC, PAL, and pseudo-SECAM television formats to achieve VCR design rationalization and performance improvement through the use of digital technology. In conjunction with this development, the authors have developed three LSIs that enable functional performance and picture quality evaluations of the new s... View full abstract»

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  • ATV/NTSC format converters

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):269 - 283
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    It is noted that up- and down-converters between advanced television (ATV) ad NTSC signals will be required for a simulcast service such as SC-HDTV (spectrum-compatible high-definition television). Down-conversion from ATV to NTSC is required at the transmitter to provide the simulcast NTSC program. Up-conversion is also required to integrate archival material into the ATV program, and in the dual... View full abstract»

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  • 3D HDTV videodisc system

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):555 - 559
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A hi-vision three-dimensional system with two MUSE videodisc players and a 6-tube-type projector called hi-vision, has been developed. Using the hi-vision picture, excellent three-dimensional video pictures can be presented on large-scale screens. The two videodisc players enable synchronized replaying to reproduce three-dimensional images. A 6-tube-type projector with two-way RGB input is adopted... View full abstract»

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  • A bit-rate reduction for MUSE signal

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):262 - 268
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A novel bit-rate reduction method developed for the MUSE (multiple subNyquist sampling encoding) signal is discussed. This method uses an orthogonal transformation by which the MUSE data-rate is reduced from 1/2 to 1/3 of the original, maintaining a picture quality acceptable for the home-use digital VTR of a HDTV (high-definition television) system. By simultaneous application of two-dimensional ... View full abstract»

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  • A new concept of home use video printer in thermal dye transfer method

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):737 - 743
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    A high-quality video printer for home use has been developed using a thermal dye transfer (TDT) method. By using new ink, a maximum density of over 2.3 and a wide color-reproduction range have been realized. Precisely controlling the print density, τ data at any temperature are calculated by microcomputer using key data. A combination print system which cooperates with the VCR in order to catc... View full abstract»

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  • A write-once video disc recording system using time-division multiplexing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):548 - 554
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    A write-once optical video disc system for recording pictures with digital audio is developed. Signals are processed by time-division multiplexing with an analog component, which produces a high-quality picture. Alloy phase-change is used as the recording mechanism. This yields a record whose storage life more than 100 years View full abstract»

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  • A multipurpose four IC satellite concept

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):424 - 429
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    For satellite TV applications, a set of four new integrated circuits was developed to improve the overall performance of the RF front-end, the video and sound IF processing, and to simultaneously drastically reduce the number of external components. This four-IC concept for the indoor unit consists of (1) a 2.3-GHz PLL (phase-locked loop) controlled by I2C-bus; (2) a 480-MHz FM-IF (inte... View full abstract»

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  • Hierarchical block truncation coding of digital HDTV images

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):254 - 261
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (5)
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    A source coding technique for compressing HDTV (high-definition television) digital images for B-ISDN (broadband integrated services digital network) visual services is presented. The proposed technique is called hierarchical block truncation coding (HBTC). It is a combination of the block truncation coding (BTC) technique and a quadtree segmentation method. The quadtree segmentation is used to de... View full abstract»

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  • Video camera signal processing IC with CCD delay lines

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):503 - 509
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    A video camera signal-processing IC that includes CCD (charge coupled device) delay lines (DLs) and lowpass filters has been developed using a Bi-CMOS/CCD process. The IC greatly contributes to reduced size and improved reliability in video movie circuits. The IC incorporates four 1H CCD-DLs and five lowpass filters, thereby making the circuit board space more compact. Automatic adjustment of CCD-... View full abstract»

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  • BISDN/fiber-to-the-home and its impact on consumer electronics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):XXII - XXIV
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    The impact of entertainment video BISDN (broadband integrated services digital network) fiber-to-the-home networks on home consumer electronic equipment is addressed. It is concluded that customer-friendly, high-end, high functionality TVs and VCRs could become a thing of the past if BISDN video networks become a reality View full abstract»

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  • An optimal method of designing integrated power transistors

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):730 - 736
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    A newly developed optimal method of designing power transistors for audio power ICs based on the introduction of conventional, improved, and new power transistors is described. Secondary breakdown energy is evaluated, together with collector-current linearity under saturated conditions. A new area-efficient geometry is realized View full abstract»

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  • A high density recording technology for digital VCRs

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):540 - 547
    Cited by:  Papers (17)  |  Patents (2)
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    High-density recording using high-performance ME (metal evaporation) tape, a Viterbi decoder in the playback circuit, and a novel mechanism for tape transport is described. These developments have made it possible to realize an areal density of 1.35-μm2/bit (479 Mbpi2) View full abstract»

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  • Small and lightweight DBS and FSS converters

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):419 - 423
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    Small and lightweight cigarette-box-size converters for DBS (direct broadcasting satellite) and FSS (fixed service satellite) are realized. Both converters are realized on a single substrate. The FSS converter has a control circuit for the polarization switch while the DBS converter can receive the signal of both circular polarizations (right-handed and left-handed circular polarization, RHCP and ... View full abstract»

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  • New ghost reduction tuner using a training method

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):247 - 253
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    A new ghost reduction tuner, based on the GCR (ghost cancel reference) signal, has been developed. A GCR signal is inserted into the vertical blanking intervals of an NTSC television signal. At the receiver a digital ghost canceler uses the GCR signal to reduce ghost interference due to complex echoes including multiple and long-delay ghosts. A training method was adopted in the signal processing.... View full abstract»

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  • New signal-processing LSIs for the 8 mm camcorder

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):494 - 502
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (12)
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    A novel LSI chip set for the high-band 8-mm camcorder has been developed. The new LSI system has succeeded in reducing the number of peripheral parts and power consumption by 48% and 35% for the camera block, and 37% and 26% for the VCR block, as well as improving the picture quality. Using these LSIs, a compact, lightweight, low-power, and high-picture-quality Hi8 camcorder can be achieved View full abstract»

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  • HDTV: the American Agenda

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):XII - XXV
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    A US agenda for high-definition television (HDTV) is formulated. Attention is given to the FCC's agenda and to myths concerning HDTV. The wealth of bad information on the subject of HDTV really starts with the so-called experts, those who are trying to create an American Agenda out of HDTV. Two recent examples of such `expert' misinformation are: the General Accounting Office's HDTV report to Cong... View full abstract»

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  • I2C-bus controlled HIFI audioprocessor

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):344 - 348
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    A microcomputer-controlled HI-FI audioprocessor with input selector, and base treble, volume, and fader control is described. This audioprocessor satisfies all necessary requirements for audiosignal processing of microcomputer-controlled car radios. The flexible concept allows further application in microcomputer-controlled HI-FI receivers with monitor and loudness function. The excellent distorti... View full abstract»

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  • A monolithic triple 8 bit CMOS video coder

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):722 - 729
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    A monolithic video coder, including a triple 8-bit ADC (analog-to-digital converter), DSP function, and standard output coding with direct coupling capability to digital video processing units, is presented. This mixed analog-digital video coder is fabricated in advanced 1-μ CMOS with a die size of 18 mm2 and 68 pins. The complete chip for a triple 8-bit 30-MHz bus system has a power... View full abstract»

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  • Compatible HD-VCR mechanism for baseband and MUSE recording

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):531 - 539
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    The recording method, the composition, and the thin-film head of a compatible high-definition VCR mechanism for consumer use are described. This mechanism enables baseband recording or MUSE recording. A quasinonsegment recording method and a two-speed tape transport mechanism are used. This VCR has the following features: (1) two hours recording in the baseband mode and four hours recording in the... View full abstract»

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  • Optimized IF-amplifier for 12 MHz HDMAC compatible D2MAC cable transmissions

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):415 - 418
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    An IF (intermediate frequency) amplifier concept is presented, together with a test to compare a Nyquist filter and a Vestigal sideband-receiver filter in regard to video bandwidth, intermodulation product, and signal-to-noise ratio. Measurement and test results are compared, and an IF amplifier concept capable of handling terrestrial and cable D2MAC (multiplexed analog components) signals is intr... View full abstract»

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  • An adaptive equalizer for MUSE signal transmission

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):238 - 246
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A waveform equalizer for equalizing the reflection and transmission distortion of the signal generated when transmitting the MUSE (multiple subNyquist sampling encoding) signal through a CATV (cable television) network and the equalization control software for controlling this equalizer are described. The equalization characteristics of the system were investigated by computer simulation, an equal... View full abstract»

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  • Video signal processing for HDTV receiver

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):198 - 205
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (7)
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    A signal processor for HDTV (high-definition television) receivers is presented. The HDTV receiver utilizing this signal processor can receive not only the HDTV broadcasting service but also the NTSC standard; at the same time, the picture quality for the NTSC signal is improved. This enhancement maintains the optimum viewing distance of the HDTV receiver within the same range for both systems View full abstract»

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  • Film-to-video imaging: concepts and applications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):486 - 493
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The fundamental technical challenges and solutions in converting still images from film through the digital domain to video are discussed. These include tone scale, colorimetry, quantization, and resolution. In addition, a particular implementation of a slide-to-video transfer unit which uses a single CCD (charge coupled device) sensor with digital signal processing is described 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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