A Serial Communications Architecture for Real-Time Digital Control

Author(s): Robert Steele ; Graeme Little ; William Russell
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 February 1982
Conference Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Conference Date: 5 February 1982
Page(s): 118 - 127
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-912-6
DOI: 10.5594/M00629



Modern serial communications design techniques have grown to be an important consideration in the planning and implementation of new video products. The real-time requirements of frame rate control demand a high rate of response, while user needs demand a design which can be both flexible in its configuration and sophisticated in its control over the equipment. Many of today's technologies allow for these design constraints to be incorporated in concept, but at the potential price of extremely sophisticated electronics. The correct choice of technologies requires the system architecture of the equipment to be well thought out and organized very early in the product planning cycle in order to minimize unnecessary cost and complexity. Unless the manufacturer has thoroughly planned out a product or series of products, the end result will be less than ideal.