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Power-Aware DVB-H Mobile TV System on Heterogeneous Multicore Platform

  • Yu-Sheng Lu1, 2,
  • Chin-Feng Lai1,
  • Chia-Cheng Hu3,
  • Han-Chieh Chao4 and
  • Yueh-Min Huang1Email author
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20102010:812356

https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/812356

Received: 19 March 2010

Accepted: 15 June 2010

Published: 29 June 2010

Abstract

In mobile communication network, the mobile device integrated with TV player is a novel technology that provides TV program services to end users. As TV program is a real-time video service, it has greater technical difficulties to overcome than a traditional video file download or online streaming, especially when TV programs are played on handheld devices. A challenge is how to save power in order to provide users with longer TV program services. To address this issue, this study proposes a mobile TV system on a heterogeneous multicore platform, which utilizes a Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H) wireless network to receive the TV program signal, thus, saving power according to the features of DVB-H TV signal and heterogeneous multi-core.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University
(2)
Business Customer Solutions Lab, Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories, No. 12, Lane 551
(3)
Department of Information Management, Naval Academy
(4)
College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, National ILan University

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© Yu-Sheng Lu et al. 2010

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