Posted on July 22, 2004 in Press Releases
Provides Guidelines for Receiver Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2004 – The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. (ATSC) has approved a Recommended Practice that establishes voluntary guidelines for broadcast digital television (DTV) receiver performance.
“These important guidelines are the result of a collaborative effort of broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers, and other ATSC Members,” said Mark Richer, President of ATSC. “Our successful completion of this work meets our commitment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which suggested that the industry develop voluntary DTV receiver performance guidelines (Notice of Inquiry, ET Docket 03-65).”
The new Recommended Practice provides performance guidelines for receiver sensitivity, multiple signal overload, phase noise, selectivity and multipath. The document suggests the use of the antenna control interface specified by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA-909), which facilitates automatic control of antenna parameters. It also provides guidelines for implementation of received signal quality indicators for use by consumers. “The Recommended Practice provides guidance for receiver manufacturers while allowing for product innovation” said John Henderson (Hitachi), Chair of the ATSC Specialist Group on Receivers that developed the document.
A Recommended Practice is a document that typically provides guidelines for operation and performance. Development and adoption of a Recommended Practice follows the same consensus-driven development process and voting requirements for adoption as that of a Standard. The Receiver Performance Guideline Recommended Practice A/74 is available at atscnextgentv.vp77wsn4-liquidwebsites.com.
The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc. is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries.
Lisa Hester, ATSC (202) 828-3130
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The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards and recommended practices for digital terrestrial broadcasting. ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite, and semiconductor industries. ATSC also develops digital terrestrial broadcasting implementation strategies and supports educational activities on ATSC standards.