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

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EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20102010:812356

  • Received: 19 March 2010
  • Accepted: 15 June 2010
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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.


  • Wireless Network
  • Mobile Device
  • Video File
  • Video Service
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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University, No.1, University Rd, Tainan, 701, Taiwan
Business Customer Solutions Lab, Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories, No. 12, Lane 551, Min-Tsu Rd. Sec.5 Yang-Mei, Taoyuan, 326, Taiwan
Department of Information Management, Naval Academy, No. 669, Junxiao Rd., Zuoying District, Kaohsiung, 813, Taiwan
College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, National ILan University, No. 1, Sec. 1, Shen-Lung Rd, I-Lan 260, Taiwan


© Yu-Sheng Lu et al. 2010

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