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Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology: A Practical Engineering Guide (Signals and Communication Technology)by Walter Fischer
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"Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology - A Practical Engineering Guide" deals with all the most important digital television, sound radio and multimedia standards such as MPEG, DVB, DVD, DAB, ATSC, T-DMB, DMB-T, DRM and ISDB-T. The book provides an in-depth look at these subjects in terms of practical experience. In addition it contains chapters on the basics of technologies such as analog television, digital modulation, COFDM or mathematical transformations between time and frequency domains. The attention in the respective field under discussion is focussed on aspects of measuring techniques and of measuring practice, in each case consolidating the knowledge imparted with numerous practical examples. This book is directed primarily at the specialist working in the field, on transmitters and transmission equipment, network planning, studio technology, playout centers and multiplex center technology and in the development departments for entertainment electronics or TV test engineering. Since the intire field of electrical communications technology is traversed in a wide arc, those who are students in this field are not excluded either. The third edition of this well established reference work includes the new formats MPEG-4 und IPTV, and it already gives an outlook to the newest standards like DVB-SH and DVB-T2.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Analog Television.- The MPEG Data Stream.- Digital Video Signal According to ITU-BT.R.601 (CCIR 601).- High Definition Television - HDTV.- Transforms to and from the Frequency Domain.- MPEG-2 Video Coding.- Compression of Audio Signals to MPEG and Dolby Digital.- Teletext, Subtitles and VPS for DVB.- A Comparison of Digital Video Standards.- Measurements on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream.- Picture Quality Analysis of Digital TV Signals.- Basics Principles of Digital Modulation.- Transmitting Digital Television Signals by Satellite - DVB-S/S2.- DVB-S Measuring Technology.- Broadband Cable Transmission According to DVB-C.- Broadband Cable Transmission According to ITU-T J83B.- Measuring Digital TV Signals in the Broadcast Cable.- Coded Orthogonal Frequency Division Mulitplex.- Terrestrial Transmission of Digital Television Signals.- Measuring DBV-T Signals.- DVB - Digital Video Broadcasting for Handhelds.- Digital Terrestrial TV to North American ATSC Standard.- ATSC/8VSB Measurements.- Digital Terrestrial TV According to ISDB-T.- Digital Audio Broadcasting.- DVB Data Services: MHP and SSU.- DMB-T and T-DMB.- IPTV - Television over the Internet.- DRM - Digital Radio Mondiale.- Structure of DTV Networks and Transmitting Stations.- Digital Television throughout the World - an Overview.
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