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Digital Broadcast Technologies

Article Description

Digital technology is becoming pervasive in all types of services. As computing power continues to increase, more and more functions can be tackled in the digital domain. An excellent example is the transmission of television pictures. This sample chapter from OpenCableā„¢ Architecture, winner of NCTA Book of the Year Award, introduces a number of key digital broadcast technologies.

References

Books

Ciciora, Walter, James Farmer, and David Large. Modern Cable Television Technology; Video, Voice, and Data Communications. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., 1999.

Evans, Brian. Understanding Digital TV—The Route to HDTV. New York, NY: IEEE Press, 1995.

Ferguson, Paul, and Geoff Huston. Quality of Service—Delivering QoS on the Internet and in Corporate Networks. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, 1998.

Gibson, Jerry D., Toby Berger, Tom Lookabaugh, Dave Lindberg, and Richard L. Baker.

Digital Compression for Multimedia: Principles and Standards. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., 1998.

Hodge, Winston William. Interactive Television—A Comprehensive Guide to Multimedia Technologies. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1994.

Ruiu, Dragos et al. Testing Digital Video. Hewlett-Packard, 1997.

Whitaker, Jerry C. DTV: The Revolution in Electronic Imaging. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1998.

Periodicals

Adams, Michael. "ATM and MPEG-2 in Cable TV Networks, Parts 1 and 2." Communications Technology, December 1995 and February 1996.

Adams, Michael, and Tony Wasilewski. "Multiple Conditional Access Systems."

Communications Technology, April 1997.

Standards

ATSC Standard A/52, Digital Audio Compression (AC-3), 1995.

ATSC Standard A/53, Digital Television Standard, 1995.

ATSC Document A/54, Guide to the Use of the ATSC Digital Television Standard, 1995.