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IRE Transactions on Broadcast and Television Receivers

Issue 2 • July 1961

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Broadcast and Television Receivers

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): 1
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  • Program for Radio Fall Meeting, Syracuse Technical Sessions - November 1, 1961 Sponsored by PGBTR

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): 2
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  • 1961 Chicago Spring Conference Highlights

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): 3
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  • Professional Group on Broadcast & Television Receivers Administrative Committee

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s): 4
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  • Some Considerations in the Application of Mechanical and Piezoelectric Filters

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):5 - 10
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    The operation of and design approaches to mechanical and piezoelectric electric wave filters are discussed. The literature is reviewed and typical values for resonator and filter characteristics are presented. View full abstract»

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  • A Second Progress Report on TV-Receiver Reliability

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):11 - 13
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  • The Midwest Program on Airborne Television Instruction -- An Experiment in Progress

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Satellite Broadcasting?

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):17 - 22
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    Now that the first demonstrations of satellite-relayed transoceanic television may occur within two years, what is the probable future of satellite broadcasting? This study examines problems of broadcasting via satellites directly to home television receivers, compared with those of relaying to earth-terminals and rebroadcasting locally. The former eventually may be possible, but would require hig... View full abstract»

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  • A Complete Specification of the Gain Control Characteristics of RF And IF Transistors

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):23 - 28
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    This paper describes a unique method for specifying the gain control characteristics of high frequency transistors over their entire AGC range. The forward gain control characteristics of transistors can be measured by means of a curve tracer to permit the specification, within published limits, of the high frequency power gain versus collector to emitter voltage curve. While this report describes... View full abstract»

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  • A New Compact VHF TV Tuner

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):29 - 34
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    A brief review of the performance requirements and other factors influencing the design of VHF television tuners is presented, including some of the unforeseen problems encountered during development of a new design. The basic electrical similarity between tuners of different manufacturers is pointed out, which suggests that significant design improvement might best be obtained by concentrating at... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Noise Immune Sync and AGC Circuit for Television Receivers

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):35 - 38
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    Impulse noise interference, such as may be caused by sparking electric motors or automobile ignition systems, can interfere with the performance of a television receiver in the following principal ways: First, the impulses appear directly in the picture; second, the synchronization separator input circuit may charge up to such an extent that the picture loses synchronization; third, the impulses m... View full abstract»

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  • A Precision-Tuned Receiver Employing Solid-State Tuning Elements

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):39 - 46
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    The capability of rapid frequency selection coupled with crystal controlled tuning accuracy are the salient features of this solid-state receiver. The heart of the system is a discrete local oscillator. It consists of an electronically tuned oscillator which is phase-locked to a selected harmonic of a master crystal. Since there are no mechanical adjustments necessary, the receiver can be built in... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic polar display of transfer characteristics of television receivers

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):47 - 53
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  • A Solid State Oscilloscope Display

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):54 - 58
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    A new solid-state display device utilizing certain unique properties of piezoelectric and electroluminescent materials is described and the principles of operation are reviewed. The device requires only four properly timed electrical inputs to produce a spot of light at any selected point on the display panel. The timing relationships are derived and a system capable of producing the required driv... View full abstract»

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  • Factors Affecting Overall Performance of FM Stereophonic Receivers

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):59 - 66
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    A flat phase linear IF pass band should be designed into a high fidelity stereo tuner. A vector analysis of a tuner exhibiting an equivalent 5 usec. deemphasis in its output voltage vs. frequency characteristics shows that the major cause of poor stereo performance is related to the level differences of the L + R and L - R channels. A simple adjustment of the L + R level control in the synchronous... View full abstract»

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  • Design of Stereophonic Receiver for a Stereo System in the FM Band using an AM Subcarrier

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):67 - 72
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    From the FM discriminator in the receiver we derive the composite signal containing a low frequency audio signal, a modulated subcarrier and a pilot signal related to the subcarrier. The stereophonic signal demodulator can operate on the composite signal in such fashion as to produce directly a left and right stereophonic signal. View full abstract»

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  • Stereophonic FM Broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):73 - 80
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    In arriving at a suitable choice of transmission parameters for stereophonic FM broadcasting, consideration must be given to several factors, as follows: 1. The modulation choice should provide an aurally-balanced program for the monophonic listener. 2. A reasonable compromise should be made between the stereophonic signal-to-noise ratio and the monophonic signal-to-noise ratio as compared to mono... View full abstract»

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  • An Ultra-Low-Distortion Transistorized Power Amplifier

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):81 - 87
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    The development of a new type of power transistor has made possible the construction of ultra-high-performance audio-frequency amplifiers which can equal the performance of the finest vacuum-tube amplifiers available. The design, construction, and performance characteristics of such an amplifier, using RCA drift-field power transistors, is discussed. The amplifier is capable of providing a power o... View full abstract»

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  • The Nuvistor Triode in Video IF-Amplifier Circuits

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):88 - 91
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    This paper discusses the use of the Nuvistor triode in two- and three stage if amplifiers and places particular emphasis on neutralization. Theoretical stable-gain limits are also discussed and the results of practical designs are presented. View full abstract»

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This Transactions ceased publication in 1962. The current retitled version is named IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics.

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