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Digital Consumer Technology Handbook A Comprehensive Guide to Devices, Standards, Future Directions, and Programmable Logic Solutions

ISBN-10: 0750678151

ISBN-13: 9780750678155

Edition: 2004

Authors: Amit Dhir

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This is a comprehensive reference of information on every current digital consmer product category. The author covers new and emerging standards, core device technologies, market trends, design information - in short, everything needed to make informed design decisions affecting the future of digital applicances.
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Book details

List price: $83.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 4/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Generation D
The Digital Decade
The Urge to Be Connected
Our Daily Lives
The Digitization of Consumer Products
Why Digitization?
Converging Media Faster and Cheaper Components
Broadband Access
The Fat Internet Pipe
Home Networking
The Day of the Digital Consumer Device
Bringing it All Together
Digital Consumer Devices
Introduction
The Era of Digital Consumer Devices
Market Forecast
Market Drivers
Phases of Market Acceptance Success Factors and Challenges
Functional Requirements What About the Personal Computer?
Digital Home
King of AllThe Single All-Encompassing Consumer Device
Summary
Digital Television and Video
Introduction
History of Television
Components of a Digital TV System
Digital TV Standards
SDTV and HDTV Technologies Digital Set-top Boxes
Market Outlook
Integrated Digital Televisions
Digital Home Theater Systems
Digital Video Recorders
Summary
Audio Players
Introduction
The Need for Digital AudioStrengths of the Digital Domain Principles of Digital Audio
Digital Physical Media Formats Pulse Code Modulation (PCM)
Internet Audio Formats
Components of MP3 Portable Players
Flash Memory
Internet Audio Players Market Data and Trends
Other Portable Audio Products
Convergence of MP3 Functionality in Other Digital Consumer Devices
Internet Radio
Digital Audio Radio
Online Music Distribution12
Cellular/Mobile Phones
Introduction
Definition
Landscape
Migration to Digital and 3G
Standards and Consortia
Market Data
Market Trends
Summary
Gaming Consoles
Definition
Market Data and Trends
Key Players
Game of War
Components of a Gaming Console
Broadband Access and Online Gaming
Gaming ConsolesMore Than Just Gaming Machines
PC Gaming
Growing Convergence of DVD Players and Gaming Consoles New Gaming Opportunities12
Digital Video/Versatile Disc (DVD)
Introduction
The Birth of the DVD
DVD Format Types
Regional Codes
How Does the DVD Work?
DVD Applications
DVD Market Numbers, Drivers and Challenges
Convergence of Multiple Services
Summary
Desktop and Notebook Personal Computers (PCs)
Introduction
Definition of the Personal Computer
Competing to be the Head of the Household
The PC Fights Back
Portable/Mobile Computing Requirements Overdose
New PC Demand Drivers
Summary
PC Peripherals
Introduction
Printers
Scanners
Smart Card Readers
Keyboards
Mice
Summary
Digital Displays
Introduction
CRTsCathode Ray Tubes
LCDLiquid Crystal Displays
PDPPlasma Display Panels
PALCDPlasma Addressed Liquid Crystal Display
FEDsField Emission Displays
DLPDigital Light Processor
Organic LEDs
LED Video for Outdoors
LCoSLiquid Crystal on Silicon
Comparison of Different Display Technologies
FPO
Three-dimensional (3-D) Displays
The Touch-screen
Digital Display Interface Standards
Summary
Digital ImagingCameras and Camcorders
Introduction
Digital Still Cameras
Digital Camcorders
Summary
Web Terminals and Web Pads
Introduction
Web Pads/Tablets
Role of the Service Provider
Summary
Internet Smart Handheld Devices
Introduction
Vertical Application Devices
Smart Handheld Phones (or Smart Phones)
Handheld Companions
History of the PDA
PDA Applications PDA Form Factors
Components of a PDA
Summary
Screen and Video Phones Introduction
Definition
History
Screenphone Applications
The Screenphone Market
Categories and Types
The Pu