Digital Television (DTV): Next Generation Technology
    and Applications

(1.8 CEUs)

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for video engineers who will have to use the technology, not compression designers. The mathematics of compression techniques are discussed briefly, but the focus of the course is on providing a qualitative understanding of the processes involved rather than their detailed analysis. If you are looking for real world answers and direction toward solutions, this course is for you.


Dr. Jordan Isailovic , scientist, JRI Technology and California State University Long Beach. and more...
Course Outline

Day 1

  • Description of Course Structure and Content 
  • Course Objectives 
  • Standards Overview
  • Standard TV - Analog: Basic Concepts

    Standard TV - Digital: Component vs. Composite 

    Theoretical Base for Compression/Decompression
  • Need for Data Compression 
  • Information Theory Concepts 
  • Visual Psychophysics 
  • Predictive Coding
  • Motion Estimation  
  • Transform Coding
  • Subband Coding
  • Vector Quantization, etc.
    p*64 STANDARD
  • Functional Block Diagrams 
  • Syntax and Semantics 
  • Video Compression 
  • Audio Compression 
  • System Layer
  • Example: MUX for CD
  • Day 2
    MPEG-2 Standard

    • Video Compression 
    • Audio Compression 
      • MPEG-1-2 Audio and AAC vs. AC-3 
    • System Layer 
    • Program and Transport Streams 
    • Comparison with MPEG-1


    • Digital Data in TV channel


    • ATSC
    Day 3

    Satellite and Cable TV Distribution


  • PSIP Fundamentals 
  • Critical Design Issues

  • DSP vs. Dedicated MPEG-1-2 IC's 
  • Hardware vs. Software Solutions 
  • Clock Recovery and Synchronization Issues 
  • Sampling Strategies and Structures
  • CCIR-601 4:2:2 and 4:2:0; Interlaced/Noninterlaced
  • VLSI Implementation
    • MPEG Processing Architecture and Implementation
    • Architectural choices
  • Format Conversion
  • What is Available – Current Products
  • Comparison - Present and Future
  • Future A/V Standards
  • Course includes:

  • Three days of instruction (1.8 CEUs)
  • Extensive set of notes, which cover all the visuals used in the course
  • Pre-course preparatory homeworks
  • Course Diploma issued by instructor
    Course Summary

    There has been a quantum shift, imperceptible to the viewer, in the technology used to bring television into the home: the winning choice is digital technology. Digital TV (DTV) is the umbrella term used to describe the new digital television system adopted by the FCC in December 1996; DTV is a technology, and HDTV is just one subset of the DTV.

    The objective of the course is to bring the participants gracefully through all the DTV structure, features, and theory...then give them more practical information on subjects such as decoding issues, display problems, conversion, baseband data stream handling, etc. The course will also provide an in depth and structured introduction to the technology, its uses, opportunities/possibilities, and limitations. Digital TV is not simply the numerical equivalent to traditional analog television: the issues of becoming digital are covered, as well as the relevant compression technologies.

    Participants will enhance there knowledge on the principles of transmission, as well as problems and opportunities of data delivery through terrestrial, satellite and cable networks. Insight is also provided on the receiver issues and how they will handle the format conversion as well as conditional access. Participants will gain a point-by-point understanding of the DTV layered architecture, DTV transmission requirements, multiplexing, MPEG switching, audio components, compatibility with today’s analog TV, and more.

    Course Objectives

    1. Provide background for understanding the DTV standards 

    2. Discuss enabling technologies

    3. Review the fundamentals of underlying modulation techniques

    4. Discuss specifics of ATSC, DVB-B-C Systems

    5. Discuss critical design issues

    6. Discuss technical aspects related to copy protection

    7. Discuss basic problems in the system integration

    8. Discuss opportunities and obstacles

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