ERI Wins Technical Emmy for TV Filters

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced winners of Emmy Awards for Technology & Engineering; ERI will be honored for its work on ATSC Broadcast Transmission System RF Filters.
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Electronics Research will be getting an Emmy.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced winners of Emmy Awards for Technology & Engineering; ERI will be honored for its work on ATSC Broadcast Transmission System RF Filters.

“The ATSC RF filter technology overcomes potential quality and interference problems stemming from operating adjacent analog and digital channel assignments,” according to ERI. “The resulting band-pass RF filters maintain highly reduced side-band emission levels to eliminate interference with other signals in adjacent channels, particularly when broadcasting at full-power DTV with dual-purpose capability to use that same filter as an adjacent-channel combiner.

“When used as an adjacent-channel combiner,” it continued, “the RF Filters provide the necessary mask filtering and merge the two adjacent channels together into a single transmission line feeding the antenna.” ERI says the concept reduces costs of installation, tower reinforcement costs and maintenance associated with running a second line and antenna.

It will receive the award at a ceremony at CES in January. Tom Silliman is president and CEO of ERI.

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