Test Signals in the Digital Domain

Author(s): John L. Judge
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1981
Conference Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Conference Date: 6 February 1981
Page(s): 210 - 221
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-911-9
DOI: 10.5594/M00664



In September of 1974, a paper titled "The Use of Digital Techniques in Television Waveform Generation"(1) was given by J.P. Chambers at the IBC Conference in London. Following the presentation of Chamber's paper, a research effort was initiated at Tektronix, Inc. into the feasibility of developing an all-digital test-signal generator for commercial use. In April of 1980, this effort culminated in the introduction of the TEKTRONIX 1900 Digital Test Signal Generator. This paper will discuss some of the observations and potential applications of digital test-signal generation that were noted during that research and design effort.