The purpose of this tutorial is to provide mobile platform OEMs, DTV card vendors, DTV component manufacturers, and broadcast TV infrastructure providers guidance in the design and development of systems that would provide satisfactory DTV broadcast reception to notebook computers and handheld devices under the constraints of reasonable size, complexity, and power. The areas covered will be client and infrastructure architectures, required performance with emphasis on mobile environments, thermals, power dissipation, and co-existence with other wireless transmitters on the notebook. We concentrate on the PHY layer and network and transport layers that are associated with the PHY layer in regards to SNR and interference. Other aspects such as transport, digital rights management, conditional access, etc. are not within the scope of this tutorial.
The tutorial is intended for the following audiences and purposes:
• Development of detailed DTV product specifications and DTV infrastructure requirements
• Architects and designers of DTV clients on notebook computers
Ernest Tsui is a principal engineer at Intel in the Wireless Communications Architecture group which is part of the Mobility Group. He is the DTV architect at Intel along with responsibilities for future wireless capability architecture for notebooks. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Berkeley Wireless Reserch Center. He is senior member of the IEEE and a BS, MS, and PhD graduate of Cal Berkeley.