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74391-4 Make the transition to digital CATV: the complete, easy-to-read guide! Cable TV is rapidly moving from the familiar world of analog signals to a new digital world where yesterday's rules for optimizing performance no longer apply. If you install, upgrade, or maintain digital or mixed digital/analog systems, Digital Basics for Cable Television Systems is your complete guide to this new world. Friendly and authoritative, it's all you need to know to deliver digital services with maximum quality and reliability. * Simple fundamentals of digital signals and transport. * How digital signals differ from analog signals. * Complete coverage of digital testing and proof-of-performance. * Key digital measurement techniques, including the use of a spectrum analyzer. * Digital signal composition features, such as adaptive equalization, error correction, and compression. With this book's simple illustrations, definitions and examples, you'll find it easy to master key digital CATV concepts such as layering, modulation and multiplexing. You'll learn how to measure digital signal power and burst power, and the impact of distortion, noise and interference on digital signals.

Digital Basics for Cable Television Systems is also a great reference, with a convenient glossary of digital terminology, a performance measurement map, a test equipment survey, exercises with answers, and much more. Whether you're a technician or an engineer, this book will help you maximize your digital system's performance - and your own.

JEFFREY L. THOMAS has worked for Hewlett-Packard for over 25 years on measurement equipment definition and application for the cable television industry. He currently writes application and training materials for use in several RF communications areas, including cellular radio. He is author of Cable Television Proof-of-Performance: A Practical Guide to Cable TV Compliance Measurements Using a Spectrum Analyzer. FRANCIS EDGINGTON specializes in designing instrumentation for making cable television proof-of-performance measurements; defining parameters for new CATV digital test; and helping Hewlett-Packard cable television professionals make more accurate, useful measurements.

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