Cover image for The digital consumer technology handbook : a comprehensive guide to devices, standards, future directions, and programmable logic solutions
Title:
The digital consumer technology handbook : a comprehensive guide to devices, standards, future directions, and programmable logic solutions
Author:
Dhir, Amit.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Amsterdam ; Boston, Mass. : Newnes, 2004.
Physical Description:
xvi, 656 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780750678155
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
TK7868.D5 D478 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Library
Copy
Status
Parts
Central Library1Received on 12/17/04

Summary

Summary

The consumer electronics market has never been as awash with new consumer products as it has over the last couple of years. The devices that have emerged on the scene have led to major changes in the way consumers listen to music, access the Internet, communicate, watch videos, play games, take photos, operate their automobiles--even live.

Digital electronics has led to these leaps in product development, enabling easier exchange of media, cheaper and more reliable products, and convenient services.

This handbook is a much-needed, comprehensive engineering guide to the dynamic world of today's digital consumer electronics.

It provides complete details on key enabling technologies, standards, delivery and reception systems, products, appliances and networking systems.

Each chapter follows a logical progression from a general overview of each device, to market dynamics, to the core technologies and components that make up that particular product. The book thoroughly covers all of the key digital consumer product categories: digital TV, digital audio, mobile communications devices, gaming consoles, DVD players, PCs and peripherals, display devices, digital imaging devices, web terminals and pads, PDAs and other handhelds, screenphones/videophones, telematics devices, eBooks and readers, and many other current and future products.

To receive a FREE daily newsletter on displays and consumer electronics, go to: http://www.displaydaily.com/


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 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
Chapter 2 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
Chapter 3 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
Chapter 4 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
Chapter 5 Cellular/Mobile Phones
Introduction
Definition
Landscape
Migration to Digital and 3G
Standards and Consortia
Market Data
Market Trends
Summary
Chapter 6 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
Chapter 7 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
Chapter 8 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
Chapter 9 PC Peripherals
Introduction
Printers
Scanners
Smart Card Readers
Keyboards
Mice
Summary
Chapter 10 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
Chapter 11 Digital ImagingCameras and Camcorders
Introduction
Digital Still Cameras
Digital Camcorders
Summary
Chapter 12 Web Terminals and Web Pads
Introduction
Web Pads/Tablets
Role of the Service Provider
Summary
Chapter 13 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
Chapter 14 Screen and Video Phones Introduction
Definition
History
Screenphone Applications
The Screenphone Market
Categories and Types
The Pu