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Issue 4 • Nov 1989

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  • A microprocessor-based signature verification system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):845 - 851
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    A microprocessor-based signature verification system is described. It is based on the fact that the pressure features of a signature, besides being invisible, are unique to the person signing it. The system extracts the various features from a signature pressure waveform and compares them with those previously stored in a database. Tolerances of the various features can easily be adjusted for diff... View full abstract»

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  • A multisystems on screen display for TV MCU

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):803 - 809
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (11)
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    A novel on-screen display system for TV incorporated into an application-specific MCU (microprocessor control unit) is described. It uses the PLL (phase-locked loop) technique and is compatible with all currently known scanning standards which are detected automatically. The circuit is developed so that the characters are stable regardless of system change. Special techniques are used to minimize ... View full abstract»

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  • Segmented Thai numeric display

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):840 - 844
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    The layouts for eight- and nine-segment Thai numeric displays are presented. A BCD-to-nine segment decoder for deriving the nine-segment-layout was also designed View full abstract»

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  • Recording and decoding of teletext signal with S-VHS VCR

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):797 - 802
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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    The authors discuss conditions for teletext signal recording and system applications for S-VHS VCRs. Recording teletext was previously considered beyond the ability of a home VCR. However, studies have shown that the S-VHS VCR is capable of functioning with this system. By taking advantage of the inherent wideband luminance channel, adjusting for flat frequency response, and inhibiting the comb fi... View full abstract»

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  • Polynomial economization of envelope detector static characteristics

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):876 - 881
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    The accuracy of the polynomial representation of envelope detector static transfer characteristics is analyzed. First, the basic relations are evaluated in the closed form. Then, the polynomial approximation is introduced in order to investigate the interaction between polynomial order and accuracy. Economization of the approximation is numerically proved View full abstract»

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  • DSP type novel phase synchronizer with the method of least squares

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):814 - 819
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The authors propose a digital signal processing (DSP)-type phase synchronizer that uses the method of least squares (PS-MLS). Its construction is quite different from that of the conventional phase-locked loop (PLL); there is no loop filter or voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) in the PS-MLS. The behavior of the PS-MLS is unique. First, the input phase component is calculated. Then the input phas... View full abstract»

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  • Low cost RF identification and locating system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):831 - 839
    Cited by:  Patents (28)
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    A security system which enables the user to locate immediately any personnel in a building is described. This system uses a network of receiver units to pick up identification (ID) codes transmitted from portable transmitters worn by all personnel in the building. The ID codes are collected from the receiver units by a central processor via a communication line. The central processor then updates ... View full abstract»

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  • Stereo zoom microphone for consumer video cameras

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):759 - 766
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    A compact, built-in stereo zoom microphone for consumer video cameras is described. This system provides for automatic adjustment of the audio mixing ratio, interlocked to the optical zoom lens to achieve psychoacoustically balanced natural sound. The system is designed to work in a full-stereo recording condition at viewing angle and a monaural super-directional recording condition in the telesco... View full abstract»

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  • Error control codes for digital recording systems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):907 - 916
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    The author considers a concatenated coding scheme for digital recording systems. This concatenated scheme uses an inner code to detect errors during the storage/retrieval process and to erase the corresponding errors. The Reed-Solomon code is used as an outer code to correct the errors (undetected errors) and the erasures (detected errors) generated by the inner code. Several error detecting codes... View full abstract»

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  • High performance stereo bit-stream DAC with digital filter

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):793 - 796
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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    A bit-stream converter is described whose main functions are digital filtering and oversampling, noise shaping, and code conversion to generate a 1-b data stream, and 1-b D-to-A (digital-to-analog) conversion to generate an analog signal from the 1-b stream. Four operational amplifiers for the third-order low-pass filter are also integrated (two for each channel). Inherent in the multibit D/A conv... View full abstract»

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  • On-chips MOS supply voltage converter

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):872 - 875
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    An on-chip NMOS supply voltage conversion circuit for converting 5 V to 3 V is presented. The circuit consists of a voltage reference stage and a buffer stage. The circuit has been fully simulated, and the results are presented View full abstract»

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  • Advanced single-chip microcomputer for system and servo control of home VCRs

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):733 - 740
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (2)
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    The authors describe a newly developed advanced 8-bit single-chip microcomputer applicable for system and servo controls for various VCRs that consist of multifunctional hardware by means of 1.2-μm CMOS technology. They describe the architecture of the microcomputer, the fundamental algorithm, and the advanced technology for servo control software. The application of the system is also discusse... View full abstract»

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  • New development of WST in China

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):852 - 853
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A proposal for a Chinese character extension to WST (world system teletext) in China is described. The Chinese character basic set and some new features are introduced. Based on the proposal, the first WST decoder with the ability to decode Chinese characters transmitted in digitally coded forms was developed. Frame creation equipment and delivery equipment were also developed View full abstract»

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  • Transversal push-pull method for optical pickup

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):810 - 813
    Cited by:  Patents (15)
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    The authors have developed the transversal push-pull (TPP) method for removing track offset. The basic principle and characteristics of the TPP method are described. The proposed method has the following features: (1) ability to remove track error offset caused by objective lens shifting; (2) no chance for track error offset in recording on a write-once disk, because of one-beam scanning; (3) no l... View full abstract»

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  • VHF/FM receiver with ARI/RDS secondary services simulation models

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):882 - 892
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    On the basis of two simulation models, the authors evaluate the analysis of VHF-FM ARI/RDS receiver performance with two secondary services: analog auto-radio-information (ARI) and digital radio data services (RDS). The first approach involves processing at the 57-kHz subcarrier level. The second approach uses baseband modeling. Both simulation models are used to prove the compatibility of both se... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic iron controller

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):820 - 826
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    An electronic iron controller designed for gate array implementation is presented. For detecting the horizontal and vertical positions of the electronic iron, a motion detection input is provided for the controller. The electronic iron controller has several timing requirements for the horizontal and vertical positions. A frequency selection input pin is provided to cater to a mains frequency of 5... View full abstract»

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  • One-bit A/D D/A converters IC for audio delay

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):767 - 774
    Cited by:  Patents (8)
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    A single-chip IC that provides all the functions for surround decoding of movies by using a novel digital delay system with excellent performance is described. A BiCMOS process with excellent linear characteristics was developed and applied to the new IC. It is noted that the development of this IC can help reduce the size of surround systems, while improving system performance View full abstract»

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  • Reflection perceptibility threshold on NTSC signals and its measurement technique in a CATV system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):917 - 929
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    The subjective effects of reflection impairment on NTSC pictures are established. Reflections in a CATV system can be analyzed using a broadband technique. The proposed RF model formulates a simple representation to describe the impairment caused by reflections. In the RF domain, reflections manifest themselves as ripple in the amplitude vs. frequency response curve. As the reflection gets closer ... View full abstract»

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  • A single chip Y/C signal processing IC for VHS VCRs

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):741 - 748
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (8)
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    A single-chip Y/C signal processing IC for VHS VCRs in a compact 54-pin shrink package was made. The chip includes all of the luminance and chrominance signal processors with four internal filters. These filters are automatically adjusted by a chroma-PLL (phase-locked loop). This IC reduces the number of external elements and makes a video circuit smaller and less expensive. The whole block diagra... View full abstract»

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  • Alphanumeric Persian characters using standard 16-segment displays

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):854 - 857
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    Layouts for the contemporary Persian (Farsi) alphabet and numerals using readily available standard 16-segment alphanumeric displays have been designed. The display has been implanted using commercially available 16-segment LED/LCD display modules intended for the display of English characters. The code converter required is much simpler than that for a 5×7 dot matrix display. A 64-word ASCI... View full abstract»

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  • A new high-performance programmable delay line IC

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):893 - 900
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    A novel implementation of a programmable digital delay line based on a shift register for video applications is presented. An optimized register developed to reduce the power dissipation of the register files is described. A compromise between the power dissipation and area of the circuit is used to obtain high performance. The chip features a 20-MHz operating frequency and 200-mW power dissipatio... View full abstract»

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  • Block downconverters for wireless CATV

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):827 - 830
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    A block downconverter developed using microwave integrated circuits, surface mount devices and regular printed circuit board technology is discussed. A multichannel and multipoint distribution service (MMDS) is used by a cable operator to provide extended coverage beyond a large city presently receiving cable television. MMDS transmitters up-convert and broadcast in the PAL form with a 8-MHz chann... View full abstract»

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  • New method for sound field reproduction

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):775 - 784
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    A new audio system which reproduces reflections of actual concert halls is presented. The system is based on the symmetrical six-point sound-field analysis method and a sound-field simulation method through convolution. The system reproduces realistic sound fields which cannot be reproduced by conventional stereo systems. A method for measuring hall reflections and a calculation method that displa... View full abstract»

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  • VHS camcorder with electronic image stabilizer

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):749 - 758
    Cited by:  Papers (56)  |  Patents (21)
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    A compact and low-cost automatic image stabilization (AIS) system for camcorders has been developed. The new technology used in the system consists of a vibration-type gyro sensor with vibration feedback, an AIS control system using observer theory and an intentional camera motion discrimination algorithm. This is the first AIS system developed for consumer use and applied to camcorders with an im... View full abstract»

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  • A microprocessor-based gate security system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):858 - 862
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A microprocessor-based security system for gate control in a housing estate is described. The system provides efficient gate access and estate control to perform the job of the gate security guard. Identification of a visitor is done mainly through direct communication with the unit of the housing estate concerned. Dialing up to the units through a hands-free telephone at the gate is generated by ... 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.
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