This volume provides a comprehensive and cohesive compilation of multi-standards and systems for mobile multimedia broadcasting. The material includes coverage of the basic principles, algorithms, and design trade off as well as examples of software and hardware that have been implemented at the system level.
The first part of the book deals with system, implementation, compatibility and comparison of all the co-existing standards related to mobile TV and multimedia broadcasting including T-DMB, DAB, DVB-H/T, CMMB, Media-FLO, ISDB-T and WiMAX, ATSC digital TV and NTSC analog TV. The second part covers fundamental principles, algorithms, design and testing for baseband processing in mobile multimedia broadcasting. The third part consists of compression, transmission, error concealment, quality assessment and real-time implementation of video coding in broadcasting systems with emphasis on H.264 and AVS-M. The last four chapters are on the standards for audio coding, classification and surround effects. An overview of China's DRA audio coding standard and MPEG-4 AAC standard family (AAC, High Efficiency AAC and High Efficiency AAC Version 2) is given. The work also explains the general concepts behind spatial audio coding which are playing a very important role in digital audio/multimedia broadcasting systems for multi-channel contents.
Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting Standards: Technology and Practice is an invaluable reference for engineers, researchers, broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, content providers and others involved in the delivery of multimedia enriched contents to mobile systems.