How Receiver Design Affects Cable Television Performance Specifications

Author(s): W. M. Harrold ; J. D. Lovely
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1970
Conference Location: New York, NY, USA
Conference Date: 5 October 1970
Page(s): 118 - 124
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-903-4
DOI: 10.5594/M00705



Performance specifications for Canadian cable systems applicable at the time of their license renewals are due for issue by the federal Department of Communications. The authors participated on the Canadian Radio Technical Planning Board in the preparation of the final draft version of this regulation, Broadcast Procedure 23, as the Electronic Industries Association representative presenting the receiver manufacturers' viewpoint. The pertinent performance specifications arrived at are reviewed. The rationale leading to the choice of limit values is discussed, along with the effect these may have on subjective receiver operation. Receiver design trends and their effect on CAN operation are discussed. CAN performance characteristics remaining as problems to receiver makers are noted and suggestions made on ways of alleviating the problems.