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Issue 3 • Date Aug. 1977

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  • IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Broadcast, Cable, and Consumer Electronics Society

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): c2
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  • No Fancy Talk

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): i - ii
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  • 1977-1979 IEEE Group on Consumer Electronics Administrative Committee

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): iii
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  • Consumer Electronics Group CE-8 Standing Committee Chairmen

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): iv
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  • Minutes of Administrative Committee Meeting Consumer Electronics Group

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): v
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  • 1976 Consumer Electronics Awards for Best Papers Published in 1976 Transactions of the IEEE Technical Group on Consumer Electronics

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): vi
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  • Report on the Eighteenth Annual Chicago Spring Conference

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): vii - xiv
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  • Chicago Fall Conference on Consumer Electronics

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): xv
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  • Television Importation Issues

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): xvi - xxii
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  • TV Engineering-The Way It Was

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): xxiii - xxvi
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  • Channel Selection Methods For Digital Tuning

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 195 - 199
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    Digital tuning makes it possible to select quickly and accurately from a large number of CB, TV or AM/FM channels. However, the controls must be suitable for a wide range of users. Practical and subjective features of keyboards, stepping switches and rotary switches are compared. A rate-sensitive rotary switch whose authority increases with the rate of rotation is described. It is simple and responsive to use, and overcomes some inherent limitations of keyboards and stepping switches. View full abstract»

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  • A Linear CB Synthesizer

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 200 - 206
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    The recent boom in Citizens Band radio popularity, coupled with a shortage of crystals, has caused phase locked loop frequency synthesizers to be incorporated into new radio designs. A number of digital integrated circuits have been introduced which contain a reference oscillator, an oscillator divider, a programmable divider, and a phase detector. This paper reviews the requirements for the complete phase locked loop frequency synthesizer and presents a linear integrated circuit to complement the existing digital circuits and complete the system. The new circuit contains a voltage controlled oscillator, a crystal oscillator or buffer, a mixer, and logic circuitry to control the receive or transmit condition with an out-of-lock override switch. View full abstract»

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  • Transmitter Identifier Systems for CB Radio

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 207 - 221
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    The need for Automatic Transmitter Identifier Systems (ATIS) is justified based on rule compliance and television interference (TVI) problems. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule making activities relative to ATIS are reviewed. The functional requirements of an ATIS are proposed that will satisfy the rule compliance and TVI needs while at the same time provide selective calling (SELCALL) features. The potential applications and utility of the SELCALL features are further developed. Technical parameters of a general ATIS/SELCALL system are identified along with the tradeoffs against signalling time, channel bandwidth, weak signal performance, and interference with normal voice communications. Using the functional requirements and technical parameters developed, existing ATIS systems are reviewed to determine suitability. A specific ATIS/SELCALL approach is proposed that meets the specified criteria. Existing CB transceiver designs are examined with a view toward incorporating the proposed ATIS into the radio in such a way as to deter tampering. The cost and packaging impact of the proposed ATIS is estimated. Additional logistical obstacles to ATIS implementation are identified and resolved. View full abstract»

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  • Television Demodulator Standards*

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 222 - 233
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  • Frequency-and Amplitude-Dependent Phase Effects In Television Broadcast Systems

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 234 - 247
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    The television broadcast system in this paper is defined as those elements between and including the modulation process at the transmitter and the demodulation process at the receiver. The effects to be considered include: 1. Time-domain distortion due to departure from linear phase vs frequency (and from flat amplitude response vs frequency). 2. Non-linear distortion (with envelope demodulation) due to the quadrature-phase signal component resulting from vestigial sideband asymmetry. 3. Differential phase and other distortions due to incidental phase modulation of the visual carrier. 4. Intercarrier noise due to visual carrier incidental phase or frequency modulation. View full abstract»

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  • Some Thoughts on Using Comb Filters in the Broadcast Television Transmitter and at the Receiver

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 248 - 257
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    The existing NTSC black-and-white television system forced compatibility requirements on the later introduced color television system. One of these requirements was resolved by interleaving color information in the upper band of frequencies already apparently occupied by luminance information. Present methods employed by television receivers to separate luminance and chrominance from each other result in pictures plagued with limited horizontal resolution and distractions in the form of dot crawl and crosscolor. The frequency spectrum of video pictures in general is such that luminance information clusters around the even harmonics of one half the horizontal line scanning frequency, while color information clusters around the odd harmonics of one half the horizontal line scanning frequency. This suggests that such methods could be improved upon by the use of comb filters. The advantages and disadvantages of a combing scheme in both the receiver and transmitter will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on pictures with both high and low vertical correlation, the trade-offs in vertical resolution for a reduction in color and luminance interference effects, the higher horizontal resolution that is now possible, and the consideration of the combing scheme response in both frequency and time domain. View full abstract»

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  • Applying Microcomputers in Video Games

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 258 - 261
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    Advances in semiconductor technology make it practical to integrate complex digital computers onto a few chips suitable for use in a variety of consumer oriented applications such as video games. 1 The introduction of these first "micro-computers" allowed production of a number of interesting arcade video games. 2 Now as microcomputers get smaller and cheaper they bring programmable TV games into our homes. 3 Some of the design principles and techniques used in microcomputer based video games are described here. View full abstract»

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  • TV Games and the FCC: A Look at the Rules

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 262 - 265
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  • A Miniature, Low Cost Magnetic Tape System for Programmable Games

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 266 - 270
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    As microprocessors become more widely used in consumer products of ever-increasing complexity, there has arisen a need for a low cost magnetic tape peripheral. Such a peripheral is used to store both programs and data. A new, re-entrant tape cartridge about the size of a book of matches, capable of storing in excess of 500,000 bits of data, will be described. Its mating transport is 1" x 3" x 1 ¿and has only three moving parts. Data encoding schemes requiring minimal electronics and operating over wide tape speed fluctuations will be outlined. While designed as a self-clocking, single-track digital system, the MicroVox Digital Data Storage System can be equipped with a second track for audio effect. This paper describes bulk program tape duplication techniques and unique system configuration to minimize "bootlegging." Finally, it reviews several current applications. View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Non-Volatile Memories In Consumer Electronics

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 271 - 274
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  • Long-Life Video Head Using Variable Penetration Head Piece

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 275 - 280
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    In current videotape recorder technology, one of the trends is to attain compactness, which requires increasingly higher density of recording and a narrower track width of the recording video head. When making the track width narrower, however, one of the problems is that the head life is shortened. Conventionally, efforts to solve this problem have been made by improving the material used in the head pieces and tapes. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Image Processing-The Viking Experience

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 281 - 299
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    The discipline of digital image processing began its development over ten years ago, with the processing of digital data returned by the Surveyor lunar lander and by the Mariner 4 flyby of Mars. Digital processing is now routinely used throughout NASA's space progrfl d in a variety of other nonspace applications(1-6). The technology is now applied to diverse applications including geological exploration and medical diagnosis. View full abstract»

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  • An Integrated One-Chip Processor for Color TV Receivers

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 300 - 310
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  • Digital Vertical Sync System

    Publication Year: 1977 , Page(s): 311 - 326
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    A digital vertical synchronization system has been designed and implemented in I2L. It is a two-mode system, operating with standard NTSC signals or with nonstandard signals from cable systems, video games, and the like. Mode recognition is automatic, but forced-mode operation is possible in isolated field cases where necessary. When receiving standard signals, the circuit includes a fixed modulus divider for deriving the vertical sync pulses from the phase-locked horizontal oscillator, an out-of-phase detection circuit, and digital integration to delay rephasing for several fields. In the nonstandard mode, the system functions much as a conventional vertical oscillator, with field-by-field synchronization, automatic retrace initiation in the absence of a sync pulse, and noise immunity for a time following retrace. The I2L technology permits linear circuits to be included on the chip. Among these are a monostable multivibrator, a voltage regulator, and a circuit which processes the integrated composite sync to provide more reliable phasing information. Another processing circuit converts the vertical drive pulse to a ramp suitable for driving the vertical power amplifier. Extensive field testing indicates that the system performs as well as conventional systems for any degraded signal and is substantially better for most. 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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