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The Digital Consumer Technology Handbook :  A Comprehensive Guide to Devices, Standards, Future Directions, and Programmable Logic Solutions - Amit Dhir

The Digital Consumer Technology Handbook

A Comprehensive Guide to Devices, Standards, Future Directions, and Programmable Logic Solutions

By: Amit Dhir

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2004
ISBN: 9780750678155
Number Of Pages: 656

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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.
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-Surveys crucial engineering information for every digital consumer product category, including cell phones, digital TVs, digital cameras, PDAs and many more-the only reference available to do so
-Has extremely broad market appeal to embedded systems professionals, including engineers, programmers, engineering managers, marketing and sales personnel-1,000,000+ potential readers
-Helps engineers and managers make the correct design decisions based on real-world data

Industry Reviews

A comprehensive guide to Devices, Standards, Future Directions, and Programmable Logic Solutions. Contains a vast array of engineering details on every digital consumer device available today - and tomorrow - EDN "...does a prety nifty job as an encyclopedic look at just about every major technology that competes for your money, time and living space...Dhir has written a terrific book that seems to be a must-have title for anyone with an interest in consumer electronics, where most of us have expertise in one area, but have blind spots when it comes to the knowledge of other technological niches. Hopefully, The Digital Consumer Technology Handbook will inform its readers - and allow them to make informed decision when it comes to spending their hard-earned money on electronics - Nuts and Volts, September 2004

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
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
Digital Television and Video
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
Audio Players
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
Migration to Digital and 3G
Standards and Consortia
Market Data
Market Trends
Gaming Consoles
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)
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
Desktop and Notebook Personal Computers (PCs)
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
PC Peripherals
Smart Card Readers
Digital Displays
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
Three-dimensional (3-D) Displays
The Touch-screen
Digital Display Interface Standards
Digital ImagingCameras and Camcorders
Digital Still Cameras
Digital Camcorders
Web Terminals and Web Pads
Web Pads/Tablets
Role of the Service Provider
Internet Smart Handheld Devices
Vertical Application Devices
Smart Handheld Phones (or Smart Phones)
Handheld Companions
History of the PDA
PDA Applications PDA Form Factors
Components of a PDA
Screen and Video Phones Introduction
Screenphone Applications
The Screenphone Market
Categories and Types
The Pu
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ISBN: 9780750678155
ISBN-10: 0750678151
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 656
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.1  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.32