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Digital Television Technology

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Digital Television Technology
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: KIB-DIGF
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination

[updated 20.03.2007]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

KI643 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 6, optional course, technical
KIB-DIGF Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 6, optional course, technical
KIB-DIGF Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , semester 6, optional course, technical
PIB-DIGF Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 4, optional course, informatics specific
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Martin Buchholz
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Martin Buchholz

[updated 01.10.2022]
Learning outcomes:
After successful completion of this module, students will be able to classify and describe the basics of studio technology, source coding (audio and video coding) and channel coding (error protection), as well as the necessary transmission technology and its technical implementation. This will enable them to apply the most important methods of video coding (MPEG-4, H. 264) and transmission standards in their fields of application and assess them with regard to efficiency, complexity and their interactions in the subsystems.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
1. Overview and introduction
   History of television, basics of analog television technology,
   Transition to digital television
2. Recording technology and digitalization of audio and video signals
3. Redundancy and irrelevance reduction (source coding)
   Data reduction, Huffman code, DCT,
   Video and audio encoding, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX
4. Error protection methods (channel coding)
5. Digital television signal transmission
   Transmission via different transmission media:
   Cable, satellite, terrestrial
6. Mobile TV broadcasting and technological convergence
   Doppler shift, multipath propagation, diversity reception
   New digital video services, technological convergence, IP datacasting

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Reimers, U., Digitale Fernsehtechnik
Strutz/Mildenberger, Bilddatenkompression
Bossert, Kanalcodierung

[updated 26.02.2018]
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