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Issue 3 • Aug. 1990

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  • 1990 International Conference on Consumer Electronics - ICCE

    Publication Year: 1990
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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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  • 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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  • Prototyping IDTV functions using PGAs [programmable gate arrays]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):296 - 300
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    The utilization of user-programmable gate arrays (PGAs) to build a TV prototype is discussed. Two IDTV prototypes have been constructed in which some image processing algorithms (e.g. interpolation, motion detection, and video signal filtering) have been implemented by PGAs. The PGAs have enabled fast prototype building and testing of various algorithms on the same printed circuit board. Only a me... View full abstract»

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  • Digital sound systems of S-VHS VCR

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):642 - 646
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    It is noted that PCM (pulse-code-modulated) sound can be recorded together with video and FM audio signals on an S-VHS VCR without changing the existing format. The PCM sound is available either in the two-channel mode with 16-bit/48-kHz sampling or in the four-channel mode with 12-bit/32-kHz sampling. The principle techniques used are: (1) frequency multiplexing of FM and O-QDPSK (offset quadratu... View full abstract»

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  • Personal communication systems-integration opportunities and trends

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):767 - 775
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    The opportunity for system integration that is presented by the trend towards personal communication products is examined. It is pointed out that the performance of the semiconductor industry will be key in achieving the cost, size, and performance necessary to satisfy the needs of business and the mass market. A range of semiconductor capabilities will be needed which raise interesting questions ... View full abstract»

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  • A chip set core for image compression

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):395 - 402
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (31)
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    Two components for image compression which provide almost all the computational power required by today's efficient codecs for full motion image compression are presented. The first component computes 8×8 discrete-cosine transform and zigzag conversion of coefficient scanning for a pixel rate up to 27 MHz. The second component computes full-search motion estimation for a pixel rate up to 18 ... View full abstract»

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  • General purpose video processor for high speed filtering applications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):334 - 338
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    A video processor that allows the implementation of high-speed finite impulse response (FIR) video filters is described. This is made possible by using a parallel architecture implemented on 1.2 μm CMOS EPROM technology. This solution makes it possible to overcome classical DSP (digital signal processing) problems such as processing speed, number of taps, flexibility, and volatility. The maximu... View full abstract»

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  • The Domestic Digital Bus system (D2B)-a maximum of control convenience in audio video

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):619 - 622
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    The role of the Domestic Digital Bus (D2B) as a data communications standard which will support the control convenience of AV (audio video) products in the future is described. After examining the key trends in this area, the features of the D2B, including data communications of D2B software model, and the control of the CE cluster, are discussed View full abstract»

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  • Line flicker reduction by adaptive adjustment of vertical deflection in TV receivers

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):291 - 295
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    A system that reduces edge busyness in 50 Hz and 60 Hz systems without the need for full field memory or for 32 kHz line deflection is described. Instead, the vertical deflection of the receiver is adaptively adjusted as required, using only a small 4 bit field buffer and some line delays. The system may also be used with field repetition in receivers using field memory and 32 kHz line deflection.... 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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  • Noise-canceling microphone for video cameras

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):635 - 641
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    A novel noise-canceling microphone was developed for compact video cameras. Simple in structure, this microphone system enables elimination of acoustic noise generated by a noise source just behind the system, as well as vibration noise. It is confirmed that it is possible to achieve high-quality recorded sound with the system, and that it can be applied to other cases where reduction of noise gen... View full abstract»

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  • Stereoscopic video transmission and presentation system for ISDN

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):759 - 766
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    A prototype system to transmit and present full-color stereoscopic images taken by two video cameras via integrated services digital network (ISDN) (basic rate interface, single B-channel: 64 kb/s) is described. The system is outlined, and the configurations of the transmitter, receiver, and display are described. The relationship between distortion of transmitted images due to image compression a... View full abstract»

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  • A fully digital convergence system for projection TV

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):445 - 453
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (9)
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    A high-precision fully digital convergence system for home-use PTVs (projection televisions) has been developed. The use of digital circuits and the curved-line interpolation technique can reduce the misconvergence to less than 2 mm (it is 4-6 mm in the conventional system). The use of time-division processing in the digital-to-analog converter and the newly developed gate array realizes a low-cos... View full abstract»

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  • New picture in picture LSI enhanced functionality for high picture quality

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):387 - 394
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    LSI kits developed for the picture-in-picture (PIP) function that feature high display quality, impressive functionality, and low cost made possible by using the latest on-chip and circuit technology are described. Natural and high-quality subscreen display in accordance with main-screen picture reproduction has been achieved. The product is a component-type PIP system with a single 256 K video me... View full abstract»

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  • New compensation method for level and non-linear distortion of high-definition VCRs

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):580 - 585
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    A novel method to adjust the amplitude of reproduced signals transmitted through an analog channel with nonlinear distortion has been developed. This method has been found to improve the picture quality of high-definition (HD) VCRs. This method achieved good compensation even under low signal-to-noise ratio, and was not affected by time base error of reproduced signals. All processing was carried ... View full abstract»

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  • Data-driven array processor for video signal processing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):327 - 333
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (26)
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    A software approach to digital video signal processing which is based on a programmable array processor that can be used as a building block to construct systems of arbitrary complexity is presented. The processor consists of 16 individually programmable cells with 12-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computer) architectures; the peak performance is 4 GOPS, the maximum data transfer rate across ch... View full abstract»

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  • ESPRIT Home Systems Project

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):612 - 618
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (2)
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    The European effort in preparing a standard for home systems is currently concentrated in the ESPRIT project 2431. A broad consortium of partner companies are cooperating to achieve a common network architecture, with detailed specifications for transmission media, protocol and command language, and network management, so as to provide a basis for compatible products. Project 2431 is reviewed with... View full abstract»

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  • An interlaced to progressive scan converter for improved PAL systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):284 - 290
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    An interlaced-to-progressive scan converter for improved PAL (phase alteration line) receivers is described. The system is based on fixed linear phase FIR (finite impulse response) interpolators of the Nyquist type. The dimensions of the luminance channel filter are considerable, however, its polyphase realization remarkably reduces structural complexity, maintaining the filter well within reach o... 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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  • 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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  • Extending the performance of the rewritable magneto-optical disc

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):655 - 659
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    The basic principle of MOD (magneto-optical disc) recording is outlined, and it is shown that the MOD and the MOD recorder can be made much more versatile than something that could merely be called an erasable CD. Specifically, it is demonstrated how audio signals with a resolution up to 20 bits can be recorded without changing the basic signal format given by the standard 16-bit mode, and how a r... View full abstract»

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  • An advanced IF amplifier and AFT system suitable for HDTV

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):407 - 414
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    A circuit which performs the function of intermediate frequency (IF) amplification AGC (automatic gain control), AFT, and demodulation of a TV IF signal for both positive and negative modulation signals is described. The following techniques were used in developing this device: (a) a new AFT system that eliminates the need for an AFT tuned circuit; (b) a chopper stabilized phase detector which gre... 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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  • An EM audio LSI for VHS VCRs using digital signal processing

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):628 - 634
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    A novel audio LSI for VHS VCRs in which the time-base-error corrector and four digital FM demodulators are integrated using digital signal-processing technology has been developed. Switching noise reduced more than 10 dB compared with the conventional system, and good high-fidelity sound for VHS VCRs was achieved 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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