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Issue 4 • Date April 1994

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  • Scanning the issue - Special issue on consumer electronics

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):455 - 458
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  • A scenario for the deployment of interactive multimedia cable television systems in the United States in the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):585 - 589
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (126)
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    This paper discusses the key technologies that are enabling the transition from analog to digital interactive television. Also discussed is a proposed three-phase scenario for the U.S. deployment of interactive multimedia cable television systems during the remainder of the decade of the 1990s and some of the social implications of such networks View full abstract»

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  • Choosing an American digital HDTV terrestrial broadcasting system

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):554 - 563
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    A public process has been in place in the United States for six years to establish an HDTV terrestrial broadcasting standard. The process, having moved through a planning phase, a competition phase, and an examination phase, has now entered a cooperation phase. Remarkable progress has been made-a testament to the process. During 1994 the American digital HDTV terrestrial broadcasting system will b... View full abstract»

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  • Displays for HDTV: direct-view CRT's and projection systems

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):520 - 536
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper reviews the display requirements of consumer HDTV and four display technologies that are expected to have significant roles in the initial phases of the evolving HDTV service. These four are: direct-view CRT's and projectors based on CRT's, LCD's, and DMD's. A systems overview is provided for each technology and the discussion is focused on the primary advantages and disadvantages of ea... View full abstract»

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  • Technologies for multimedia communications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):590 - 603
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    A number of technologies-based upon the sensory modalities of sight, sound, and touch-are becoming well enough established that their coordinated application can expand capabilities for human/machine interaction. This paper examines evolving advances in natural language communication with machines, video, and audio compression, spatially realistic conferencing, tactile interaction, and high-speed ... View full abstract»

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  • Personal communications networks bridging the gap between cellular and cordless phones

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):564 - 571
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    Today's cellular radiotelephone systems currently serve some 12 million subscribers but at average costs of $70/month for service, cellular remains a business, not a consumer, service. On the other hand, cordless phones are already a consumer product in over 40% of US households and annual sales of new cordless phones are already greater than sales of regular corded phones. Personal Communications... View full abstract»

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  • Digital television

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):510 - 519
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    It is now recognized worldwide that all television services, including HDTV, will eventually become digital, but there is wide disagreement about the optimum timing for transforming existing analog systems. A major driving force is the ongoing partial merging of television and digital computers in interactive multimedia services involving digital television and applications in areas like informati... View full abstract»

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  • At the crossroads of the information highway: new technology directions in consumer electronics

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):459 - 464
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    The advent of consumer electronics dates back to the invention of the vacuum tube and its application to one of the first consumer electronics products-the radio. Since that time technology development and subsequent applications have expanded the scope of “consumer electronics.” Today, technology advances on many fronts including compression, digital signal processing, computing power... View full abstract»

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  • Latest advances in camcorder technology

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):537 - 543
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    Camcorders have been developed to be compact with high performance. Latest advancement of key technologies and devices such as digital signal processing LSI, six-layer printed circuit board with micro chips, high-speed power lens with linear motor, 103 K pixels 0.7-in LCD electronic viewfinder, and high-energy Li-ion battery are described. High-band format is also explained View full abstract»

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  • Emerging residential broadband telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):604 - 614
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    Although near-term benefits are driving both telephone companies and cable operators to deliver residential services over optical fiber, in the longer term fiber enables new interactive, multimedia, switched “Information Age” services. The authors address residential fiber deployment, and opportunities for these two industries to work together in providing new services View full abstract»

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  • Spread-spectrum technology for commercial applications

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):572 - 584
    Cited by:  Papers (41)  |  Patents (10)
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    Only recently has our technology advanced to the point that commercial application of spread-spectrum signaling is economically feasible. This has motivated a number of companies and individuals to seek new ways to benefit from spread-spectrum techniques in commercial systems and products. In this paper, we give a very brief overview of spread spectrum signaling. We then consider applications to s... View full abstract»

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  • Evolution of flat-panel displays

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):499 - 509
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    The evolution in performance and manufacturability of liquid-crystal displays has created a new reality in the electronic information displays industry. LCD's now outnumber all other flat-panel displays in production volume, by more than two orders of magnitude. LCD's may equal CRT's in market sales by the year 2000. However, LCD's are still an order of magnitude more expensive than comparable per... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics: an important driver of integrated circuit technology

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):465 - 468
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    Consumer electronics has played an important role in the development of integrated circuit technology. Inversely, the integrated circuit has made possible low-cost but highly complex products that we have come to depend upon for enjoyment and convenience in our lives as family units or individual consumers. Integrated circuit production economics favor volume applications and the ”one per hu... View full abstract»

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  • IRISTER - magneto-optical disk for magnetically induced SuperResolution

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):544 - 553
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    IRISTER (IRIS Thermal Eclipse Reading) is a remarkable technique for achieving superresolution in optical disks. Two applications of IRISTER are Magnetically induced SuperResolution (MSR) and Premastered optical disk by SuperResolution (PSR). Magnetically induced SuperResolution (MSR) has been realized in magneto-optical disks using exchange-coupled magnetic multilayer films. Two new detection met... View full abstract»

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  • Networking consumer products in the home

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):615 - 622
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    The next wave in residential consumer products is considered to be networking using local area network (LAN) techniques. Because the users are not engineers and no LAN manager is in residence, special requirements are placed on the technology that is used. This paper, an overview, discusses this next step in terms of the requirements of the application and the marketplace View full abstract»

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  • Applications of fuzzy sets and approximate reasoning

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):482 - 498
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    This paper discusses recent applications of fuzzy sets and the theory of approximate reasoning. The primary focus is on fuzzy logic control (FLC). We begin with a brief history of the key ideas, a survey of recent applications, and a discussion of the genesis of FLC in Japan. We then turn to a study of the general principles of FLC, considering it as a combination of ideas from conventional contro... View full abstract»

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  • Diode lasers for mass market applications: optical recording and printing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):469 - 481
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    The existence of inexpensive semiconductor diode lasers has led to realization of consumer products in the home entertainment and personal computer industries that are already successful and promise to continue to grow in value. For example, optical recording has proven to be a technology that not only has become a dominant factor in the audio market (CD player), but has found markets as memory pe... View full abstract»

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