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Journal of the Korean Institute of Electromagnetic and Science 2001;1(2):131-138.
The Design and Implementation of a TV Tuner for the Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting
Young-Jun Chong1, Jae-Young Kim1, Il-Kyoo Lee1, Jae-Ick Choi1, Seung-Hyeub Oh2
1Radio Technology Department, ETRI
2Department of Electronics Engineering, Chungnam University
Abstract
The DTV (Digital TV) tuner for an 8-VSB (Vestigial Side-Band) modulation was developed to meet the requirements of the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee). The double frequency conversion and the active tracking filter in the front-end were used to cancel interferences between adjacent channels and multi-channels by suppressing the IF beat and the Image frequency. However, It was impossible to get frequency mapping between the tracking filter and the first VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) in the existing DTV tuner structure which differs from the NTSC (National Television Systems Committee) tuner. This paper, therefore, suggests an assailable structure and a new method for the automatic frequency selection by mapping the frequency characteristics over the tracking voltage and the combined HW which is composed of a Micro-controller, an EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory), a DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter), an OP amplifier, and a switch driver.

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