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Digital Television

A Practical Guide for Engineers


  • Application-oriented book on one of the hottest topics in telecommunications

  • Special emphasis is on measurement techniques

  • Written by an industrial expert with years of experience in training engineers in this technology


Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Walter Fischer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Walter Fischer
    Pages 7-10
  4. Walter Fischer
    Pages 11-41
  5. Walter Fischer
    Pages 47-64
  6. Walter Fischer
    Pages 65-89
  7. Walter Fischer
    Pages 107-109
  8. Walter Fischer
    Pages 111-121
  9. Walter Fischer
    Pages 123-137
  10. Walter Fischer
    Pages 139-148
  11. Walter Fischer
    Pages 149-169
  12. Walter Fischer
    Pages 195-202
  13. Walter Fischer
    Pages 235-255

About this book


Digital Television deals with all present-day TV transmission methods, i.e. MPEG, DVB, ATSC and ISDB-T. The DVD Video is also discussed to some extent. The discussion is focussed on dealing with these subjects in as practical a way as possible. Although mathematical formulations are used, they are in most cases only utilized to supplement the text. The book also contains chapters dealing with basic concepts such as digital modulation or transformations into the frequency domain. A major emphasis is placed on the measuring techniques used on these various digital TV signals. Practical examples and hints concerning measurement are provided. The book starts with the analog TV baseband signal and then continues with the MPEG-2 data stream, digital video, digital audio and the compression methods. After an excursion into the digital modulation methods, all the mentioned transmission methods are discussed in detail. Interspersed between these are found the chapters on the relevant measuring technique.


ATSC Audio Broadband Cable Coding Compresson DVB DVB-T Digital Terrestrial Television ISDB-T MPEG Measuring Modulation OFDM Satellite Video

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Rohde&Schwarz GmbH & Co.MünchenGermany

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