Richtige Fernseher haben Röhren!

Richtige Fernseher haben Röhren!

In Brief: On this site you will find pictures and information about some of the electronic, electrical and electrotechnical Obsolete technology relics that the Frank Sharp Private museum has accumulated over the years .
Premise: There are lots of vintage electrical and electronic items that have not survived well or even completely disappeared and forgotten.

Or are not being collected nowadays in proportion to their significance or prevalence in their heyday, this is bad and the main part of the death land. The heavy, ugly sarcophagus; models with few endearing qualities, devices that have some over-riding disadvantage to ownership such as heavy weight,toxicity or inflated value when dismantled, tend to be under-represented by all but the most comprehensive collections and museums. They get relegated to the bottom of the wants list, derided as 'more trouble than they are worth', or just forgotten entirely. As a result, I started to notice gaps in the current representation of the history of electronic and electrical technology to the interested member of the public.

Following this idea around a bit, convinced me that a collection of the peculiar alone could not hope to survive on its own merits, but a museum that gave equal display space to the popular and the unpopular, would bring things to the attention of the average person that he has previously passed by or been shielded from. It's a matter of culture. From this, the Obsolete Technology Tellye Web Museum concept developed and all my other things too. It's an open platform for all electrical Electronic TV technology to have its few, but NOT last, moments of fame in a working, hand-on environment. We'll never own Colossus or Faraday's first transformer, but I can show things that you can't see at the Science Museum, and let you play with things that the Smithsonian can't allow people to touch, because my remit is different.

There was a society once that was the polar opposite of our disposable, junk society. A whole nation was built on the idea of placing quality before quantity in all things. The goal was not “more and newer,” but “better and higher" .This attitude was reflected not only in the manufacturing of material goods, but also in the realms of art and architecture, as well as in the social fabric of everyday life. The goal was for each new cohort of children to stand on a higher level than the preceding cohort: they were to be healthier, stronger, more intelligent, and more vibrant in every way.

The society that prioritized human, social and material quality is a Winner. Truly, it is the high point of all Western civilization. Consequently, its defeat meant the defeat of civilization itself.

Today, the West is headed for the abyss. For the ultimate fate of our disposable society is for that society itself to be disposed of. And this will happen sooner, rather than later.

OLD, but ORIGINAL, Well made, Funny, Not remotely controlled............. and not Made in CHINA.

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Note that if you don't find what you searched for, try it after a period of time; the site is a never ending job !

Every CRT Television saved let revive knowledge, thoughts, moments of the past life which will never return again.........

Many contemporary "televisions" (more correctly named as displays) would not have this level of staying power, many would ware out or require major services within just five years or less and of course, there is that perennial bug bear of planned obsolescence where components are deliberately designed to fail and, or manufactured with limited edition specificities..... and without considering........picture......sound........quality........
..............The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of todays funny gadgets low price has faded from memory........ . . . . . .....
Don't forget the past, the end of the world is upon us! Pretty soon it will all turn to dust!

Have big FUN ! !
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Friday, March 7, 2014

MIVAR 25M4 YEAR 1999.

The MIVAR 25M4  is a 25 inches (59cm) color television with 50 programs 100 channels PLL synthesized tuning, OSD, and dual speaker sound system.On screen display (OSD) arrangements employed in video processing systems include a switching (or "multiplexing") network for switching between graphic image representative signals and normal video signals so that a graphic image can be displayed on the screen of a picture reproduction device either in place of the image represented by the video signals or together with (inserted in) the image. The graphic image can take the form of alphanumeric symbols or-pictorial graphics, and can be used to indicate status information, such as channel numbers or time, or operating instructions.
The television receiver has an alphanumeric display  which appears on the picture tube screen, to give the user data on the tuned channel number, colour settings and other operating data. The digital processor which generates the characters for display also controls the channel setting, etc., under the control of a digital remote control unit . The processor  has an associated memory circuit  for permanente tuning back up. The control of the capacitance diode tuner  is achieved by the processor  altering the dividing factor of a feedback loop to a phase/frequency comparator . The other input to the comparator is a divided frequency from a quartz oscillator.
In an OSD arrangement for use in an analog video signal processing system, the multiplexing network typically operates to switch in levels corresponding to the desired intensity of respective portions of the graphic image at the time the graphic image portions are to be displayed. In such an arrangement the graphic image representative signals take the form of timing pulses which occur when the graphic image portions are to be displayed and are used to control the multiplexing network. Such an analog OSD arrangement can also be used in a digital video processing system, but requires that the video signals be first converted to analog form. While digital video signal processing systems typically include a digital-to-analog converter section in which the digital video signals are converted to analog form, it may be more cost effective for the OSD arrangement to be incorporated as an integral part of the digital video processing section.

The  MIVAR 25M4   is first  MIVAR color TV series featuring the PHILIPS TDA8843 I2C-bus controlled PAL/NTSC/SECAM TV processor: giving the interesting chassis design in only 2 chip fashion, even further adding better picture processing enhancement.Through the use of solid state electronics, printed and integrated circuit art, and similar modern technical advances, television manufacturers have been able to greatly reduce the constructional complexity of the standard color television receiver chassis and to increase the number of instrumentalities that are mountable thereon until only the picture tube and a few relatively bulky parts remain separately mounted. This simplification of construction reduces the cost of initial manufacture, improves the service and repair of the receiver, and enhances the acceptability of the receiver to the consumer by meeting consumer demands for reducing the cost of maintenance and for providing an electronic chassis lending itself to home repair.The M4 from MIVAR Tv series was an example of that.

It has also 2 AV SCART Sockets, Teletext,  and headphones jack.Teletext is a television-based communication technique in which a given horizontal video line is utilized for broadcasting textual and graphical information encoded in a digital binary representation. Such horizontal video line signal that contains teletext data is referred to herein as a Data-line. It is assumed herein, for explanation purposes, that teletext is sent by the broadcaster only during the vertical blanking interval (VBI), when no other picture information is sent. The organization of the binary information in the broadcast signal is determined by the standard employed by the broadcaster. By way of an example only, references are made herein to a teletext based on a standard referred to by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as CEEFAX.

A SCART Connector (which stands for Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs) is a standard for connecting audio-visual equipment together. The official standard for SCART is CENELEC document number EN 50049-1. SCART is also known as Péritel (especially in France) and Euroconnector but the name SCART will be used exclusively herein. The standard defines a 21-pin connector (herein after a SCART connector) for carrying analog television signals. Various pieces of equipment may be connected by cables having a plug fitting the SCART connectors. Television apparatuses commonly include one or more SCART connectors.
Although a SCART connector is bidirectional, the present invention is concerned with the use of a SCART connector as an input connector for receiving signals into a television apparatus. A SCART connector can receive input television signals either in an RGB format in which the red, green and blue signals are received on Pins 15, 11 and 7, respectively, or alternatively in an S-Video format in which the luminance (Y) and chroma (C) signals are received on Pins 20 and 15. As a result of the common usage of Pin 15 in accordance with the SCART standard, a SCART connector cannot receive input television signals in an RGB format and in an S-Video format at the same time.
Consequently many commercially available television apparatuses include a separate SCART connectors each dedicated to receive input television signals in one of an RGB format and an S-Video format. This limits the functionality of the SCART connectors. In practical terms, the number of SCART connectors which can be provided on a television apparatus is limited by cost and space considerations. However, different users wish the input a wide range of different combinations of formats of television signals, depending on the equipment they personally own and use. However, the provision of SCART connectors dedicated to input television signals in one of an RGB format and an S-Video format limits the overall connectivity of the television apparatus. Furthermore, for many users the different RGB format and S-Video format are confusing. Some users may not understand or may mistake the format of a television signal being supplied on a given cable from a given piece of equipment. This can result in the supply of input television signals of an inappropriate format for the SCART connector concerned.
This kind of connector is todays obsoleted !

The cabinet is made of a high quality plastic which doesn't know age or degradation at all.

The set features a TCT  (ECIMEX GROUP) CRT tube  (Picture wasn't great) with blackStripe frit mask which technology have had the purpose to prevent any quality reduction of a shadow mask screen by preventing any clear boundary of a frit glass layer from geing formed by placing a shield facing the area of the shadow mask on which the frit glass layer is not formed and making a liquid frit glass suspension to flow toward said area.It was invented by TOSHIBA In 1986.

(Television set kindly donated to me by Marshal Elia Z.)

It's made by MIVAR an Italian Brand no more active since 20/12/2013.

MIVAR is a Factory site in the near of Milan (italy) in a Industrial city conglomerate called Abbiate Grasso.

Founded in 1945 by Mr. Carlo Vichi class of 1923, The activity started in 1945 - in Milano, Via Ugo Tommei 5 street with fabrication of little radio apparates.


1945 - Milan, Via Ugo Tommei 5: Begin the activity
assembling small radios.

1950 - Via Curtatone 12: developed with the construction of more direct major radio components fabricants.

1956 - 13 Street Strigelli: industrial production is manily targeted to first radio devices with frequency modulation (FM).

1958 - Via P. 30 Jordanians: TV become a reality, the industries is doubling his ACTIVITY, always in Milan, we build the first "real" plant with 400 employees.

1963 - Abbiategrasso, Via Dante 45: in the wake of decentralization and the rampant success of the television, building a facility that will become important in place 800 employees occupying between 1968-70.

1990 - Abbiategrasso Canal towpath: aware of the physiological importance that television plays in society? Modern, rich expertise and resources, we began construction of a factory area of ​​120,000 m? which covered 30.00o , for the viabilit with parking spaces and 60,000 park trees.

In origin the factory was brand named as Radio Var and indeed the tellye here in collection is internally marked as Radio VAR. After 1985 they were marked rightly MIVAR.
Today's activity is oriented in virtual production of LCD crap but with very low market penetration due to "unfair" asian competitors presence and a local governement which don't care about.

(You call it global
market, I call it WORLD DESTRUCTION combined toghether with mass Afro scum crap Immigration (EUROPEAN INVASION) to obtain destruction on a large scale in all places and to help more and better the loose of all OUR workplaces and firms , lives, people).

 “If our buildings, our highways, and our railroads should be wrecked, we could rebuild them.

If our cities should be destroyed, out of the very ruins we could erect newer and greater ones.

Even if our armed might should be crushed, we could rear sons who would redeem our power.

Anyway Obsolete Technology Tellye will show even this model as a Time machine which looses nothing of the good tellyes ! ! !

    Further Notes:

^ "MIVAR: tutto iniziò in via Tommei", articolo tratto dal sito Archiviato il 14 novembre 2011 in Internet Archive.^ [Maker], Mivar ; Milano from Audiphon to Trader, 703 pictures, 124 sc, su URL consultato il 13 giugno 2018.^ NUOVO ASSALTO AL CARROZZONE REL - la, in Archivio - la URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.^ LA MIVAR FA UTILI SENZA SPENDERE PER LA PUBBLICITA' - la, in Archivio - la URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.^ MIVAR, MIRACOLO AD ABBIATEGRASSO - la, in Archivio - la URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.^ Archivio Corriere della Sera, su URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.^ Archivio Corriere della Sera, su URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.^ notizia del sito Adnkronos del 4 maggio 2005 Archiviato il 19 ottobre 2006 in Internet Archive.^ JOB MILANO, in, 10 dicembre 2012. URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018 (archiviato dall'url originale il 10 dicembre 2012).^ Mivar rilancia in Full Hd - Il Sole 24 ORE, su URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.^ (IT) Mivar In Crisi Ma Il Riscatto Avverrà Con I Led, su URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.
MonrifNet, Televisori Mivar: fine dei programmi il 30 novembre - Il Giorno - Legnano, su URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.
^ “La mia Mivar chiude, l’affitto gratis a chi assume 1200 italiani”, in Fanpage. URL consultato l'11 gennaio 2018.


The MIVAR Tv chassis CS1062 110° MONO was first of their series featuring first time the PHILIPS 884X
 I2C-bus controlled PAL/NTSC/SECAM TV processor.

on the Left side  the TV chassis is located and on the right the power supply unit.

SUPPLY  is based on TEA2261 (THOMSON) SMPS Design.

The control means IP1 provide a soft start for a safe start-up after switching on the line power. This is accomplished via a resistor R5 charging slowly a capacitor C14 with a high capacitance which provides the necessary power for the integrated circuit IP1 at pins 15 and 16.
Additionally the SMPS starts with a low oscillating frequency to avoid a current build-up in the switching transistor T1. A current build-up can arise when the energy stored in the primary inductance is not fully transferred to the secondary side before a new conduction period is initiated. This will lead to operation in continuous mode and the switching transistor T1 may leave therefore his safe operating area. To reduce the oscillating frequency during start-up, the SMPS includes a resistor R511 and a diode D9 in series which connect the capacitor C26 with a capacitor C12 which is charged by the feed-back winding W2. The capacitor C12 is not charged up initially when the SMPS is switched on. Therefore, the diode D9 disconnects capacitor C26 from capacitor C12. The operating frequency is then fixed by R13 and C26, which is a low frequency (a few kHz). After a certain time capacitor C12 is charged up and then D9 will be conducting and an additional current will charge C26 via R511, thus the oscillating frequency increases to its normal operating frequency (about 22 kHz). This ensures that the SMPS starts safely in discontinuous mode, i.e. the energy stored in the primary inductance is always fully transferred to the secondary side before a new conduction period of transistor T1 is initiated.
The start-up of this known SMPS is depending on the charge-up time of capacitor C14 via resistor R5, therefore, depending on the voltage value of the AC mains input voltage. This leads to a quite long start-up time at a low mains input voltage.

The invention relates to a switch mode power supply (SMPS) comprising control means which include an oscillator for generating a pulse width modulated signal.
It is the object of the invention to provide a SMPS as previously described having a fast start-up time over a wide input voltage range. This object is accomplished with a switch mode power supply according to claim 1. The subclaims relate to preferred embodiments.
According to the invention, the switch mode power supply comprises a network which provides in case of a high input voltage a start-up with a low oscillation frequency only for the start-up time. After start-up, the oscillation frequency changes to the normal oscillating frequency. In case of a low input voltage, the network provides a start-up with essentially the normal oscillation frequency. This can be done without safety risk for the switching transistor because the operating voltages are low in this case. Even if a slight current build-up phenomenon occurs during start-up, the switching transistor stays in the safe operating area because of the low voltages. The network, therefore, includes means which change the oscillating frequency only in case of a high mains input voltage. No soft start is provided in case of a low mains input voltage. The frequency control of the oscillation frequency can be done advantageously by frequency control means including a transistor stage which change in case of a high mains input voltage the time constant of the oscillator network which determines the oscillation frequency.
In a special embodiment the network comprises a transistor used in inverse mode as a switching element. With this circuit arrangement an additional diode is not necessary. This utilizes the fact that the maximum collector base breakdown's voltage is distinctly higher than the maximum emitter base breakdown's voltage. The SMPS can be used especially for a TV receiver which works in a mains input voltage range of 90 V to 270 V, in a TV receiver the start-up time of the picture tube has to be considered additionally.

1.2A and – 2A
STAND-BY (Burst mode)

The TEA2260/61 is a monolithic integrated circuit
for the use in primary part of an off-line switching
mode power supply.
All functions required for SMPS control under normal
operating,transient or abnormal conditions are
The capability of working according to the ”masterslave”
concept, or according to the ”primary regulation”
mode makes the TEA2260/61 very flexible
and easy to use. This is particularly true for TV
receivers where the IC provides an attractive and
low cost solution (no need of stand-by auxiliary
power supply).

The TEA2260/61 is an off-line switch mode power
supply controller. The synchronization functionand
the specificoperationin stand-bymodemake itwell
adapted to video applications such as TV sets,
VCRs, monitors, etc...
The TEA2260/61 can be used in two types of
architectures :
- Master/slave architecture. In this case, the
TEA2260/61 drives the power transistor according
to the pulse width modulated signals generated
by the secondary located master circuit. A
pulse transformer provides the feedback (see
Figure 1).
- Conventional architecture with linear feedback
signal (feedback sources : optocoupler or transformer
winding) (see Figure 2).

Using the TEA2260/61, the stand-by auxiliary
power supply, often realized with a small but costly
50Hz transformer, is no longer necessary. The
burst mode operation of the TEA2260/61 makes
possible the control of very low output power (down
to less than 1W) with the main power transformer.
When used in a master/slave architecture, the
TEA2260/61and also the power transistor turn-off
can be easily synchronized with the line transformer.
The switching noise cannot disturb the
picture in this case.
As an S.M.P.S.controller, the TEA2260/61features
the following functions :
- Power supply start-up (with soft-start)
- PWM generator
- Direct power transistor drive (+1.2A, -2.0A)
- Safety functions : pulse by pulse current limitation,
output power limitation, over and under voltage
Starting Mode - Stand By Mode
Power for circuit supply is taken from the mains
through a high value resistor before starting. As
long as VCC of the TEA2260/61 is below VCC start,
the quiescent current is very low (typically 0.7mA)
and the electrolytic capacitor across VCC is linearly
charged. When VCC reaches VCC start (typically
10.3V), the circuit starts, generating output pulses
with a soft-starting. Then the SMPS goes into the
stand-bymode and the output voltage is a percentage
of the nominal output voltage (eg. 80%).
For this the TEA2260/61 contains all the functions
required for primary mode regulation : a fixed frequency
oscillator, a voltage reference, an error
amplifier and a pulse width modulator (PWM).
For transmission of low power with a good efficiency
in stand-by, an automatic burst generation
system is used, in order to avoid audible noise.
Normal Mode (secondary regulation)
The normal operating of the TV set is obtained by
sending to the TEA2260/61regulation pulses generated
by a regulator located in the secondary side
of the power supply.
This architectureuses the ”Master-slave Concept”,
advantages of which are now well-known especially
the very high efficiency in stand-bymode, and
the accurate regulation in normal mode.
Stand-by mode or normal mode are obtained by
supplying or not the secondary regulator. This can
be ordonneredfor exemple by a microprocessor in
relation with the remote control unit.
Regulation pulses are applied to the TEA2260/61
through a small pulse-transformer to the IN input
(Pin 2). This input is sensitive to positive square
pulses. The typical threshold of this input is 0.85V.
The frequency of pulses coming from the secondary
regulator can be lower or higher than the
frequency of the starting oscillator.
The TEA2260/61has no soft-starting system when
it receives pulses from the secondary. The softstarting
has to be located in the secondary regulator.
Due to the principle of the primary regulation,
pulses generated by the starting system automatically
disappear when the voltage delivered by the
SMPS increases.
Stand-by Mode - Normal Mode Transition
During the transition there are simultaneously
pulses coming from the primary and secondary
These signals are not synchronizedand some care
has to betaken toensure the safety of theswitching
power transistor.
Avery sure and simple way consist in checking the
transformer demagnetization state.
- A primary pulse is taken in account only if the
transformer is demagnetized after a conduction
of the power transistor required by the secondary
- A secondary pulse is taken in account only if the
transformer is demagnetized after a conduction
of the power transistor required by the primary
With this arrangement the switching safety area of
the power transistor is respected and there is no
risk of transformer magnetization.
The magnetization state of the transformer is
checked by sensing the voltage across a winding
of the transformer (generally the same which supplies
the TEA2261). This is made by connecting a
resistor between this winding and the demagnetization
sensing input of the circuit (Pin 1).

SECURITY FUNCTIONS OF THE TEA2261 (see flow-chart below)
- Undervoltage detection. This protection works
in association with the starting device ”VCC
switch” (see paragraph Starting-mode - standby
mode). If VCC is lower than VCCstop (typically
7.4V) output pulses are inhibited, in order to avoid
wrong operation of the power supply or bad
power transistor drive.
- Overvoltage detection. If VCC exceedsVCCmax
(typically 15.7V) output pulses are inhibited. Restarting
of the power supply is obtained by reducing
VCC below VCCstop.
- Current limitation of the power transistor. The
current is measured by a shunt resistor. Adouble
threshold system is used :
- When the first threshold (VIM1) is reached, the
conduction of the power transistor is stopped
until the end of the period : a new conduction
signal is needed to obtain conduction again.
- Furthermore as long as the first threshold is
reached (it means during several periods), an
external capacitor C2 is charged. When the
voltage across the capacitor reaches VC2 (typically
2.55V) the output is inhibited.This is called
the ”repetitive overload protection”. If the overload
diseappears before VC2 is reached, C2 is
discharged, so transient overloads are tolerated.
- Second current limitation threshold (VIM2).
When this thresholdis reached the output of the
circuit is immediatly inhibited. This protection is
helpfull in case of hard overload for example to
avoid the magnetization of the transformer.
- Restart of the power supply. After stopping due
to VC2, VIM2, VCCMax or VCCstop triggering, restart
of the power supply can be obtained by the
normal operating of the ”VCC switch” but thanks
to an integrted counter, if normal restart cannot
be obtained after three trials, the circuit is definitively
stopped. In this case it is necessary to
reduce VCC below approximately 5V to reset the
circuit. From a practical point of view, it means
that the power supply has to be temporarily disconnected
from any power source to get the

MIVAR 25M4  CHASSIS  CS1062 110° MONO   PHILIPS TDA8843 I2C-bus controlled PAL/NTSC/SECAM TV processor: 

The various versions of the PHILIPS TDA 884X/5X series are
I2C-bus controlled single chip TV processors which are
intended to be applied in PAL, NTSC, PAL/NTSC and
multi-standard television receivers. The N2 version is pin
and application compatible with the N1 version, however,
a new feature has been added which makes the N2 more
attractive. The IF PLL demodulator has been replaced by
an alignment-free IF PLL demodulator with internal VCO
(no tuned circuit required). The setting of the various
frequencies (33.4, 33.9, 38, 38.9, 45,75 and 58.75 MHz)
can be made via the I2C-bus.
Because of this difference the N2 version is compatible
with the N1, however, N1 devices cannot be used in an
optimised N2 application.
Functionally the IC series is split up is 3 categories, viz:
· Versions intended to be used in economy TV receivers
with all basic functions (envelope: S-DIP 56 and QFP
· Versions with additional features like E-W geometry
control, H-V zoom function and YUV interface which are
intended for TV receivers with 110° picture tubes
(envelope: S-DIP 56)
· Versions which have in addition a second RGB input
with saturation control and a second CVBS output
(envelope: QFP 64)

Vision IF amplifier
The IF-amplifier contains 3 ac-coupled control stages with
a total gain control range which is higher then 66 dB. The
sensitivity of the circuit is comparable with that of modern
The video signal is demodulated by means of an
alignment-free PLL carrier regenerator with an internal
VCO. This VCO is calibrated by means of a digital control
circuit which uses the X-tal frequency of the colour
decoder as a reference. The frequency setting for the
various standards (33.4, 33.9, 38, 38.9, 45.75 and 58.75
MHz) is realised via the I2C-bus. To get a good
performance for phase modulated carrier signals the
control speed of the PLL can be increased by means of the
FFI bit.
The AFC output is generated by the digital control circuit of
the IF-PLL demodulator and can be read via the I2C-bus.
For fast search tuning systems the window of the AFC can
be increased with a factor 3. The setting is realised with the
AFW bit. The AFC data is valid only when the horizontal
PLL is in lock (SL = 1)
Depending on the type the AGC-detector operates on
top-sync level (single standard versions) or on top sync
and top white- level (multi standard versions). The
demodulation polarity is switched via the I2C-bus. The
AGC detector time-constant capacitor is connected
externally. This mainly because of the flexibility of the
application. The time-constant of the AGC system during
positive modulation is rather long to avoid visible variations
of the signal amplitude. To improve the speed of the AGC
system a circuit has been included which detects whether
the AGC detector is activated every frame period. When
during 3 field periods no action is detected the speed of the
system is increased. For signals without peak white
information the system switches automatically to a gated
black level AGC. Because a black level clamp pulse is
required for this way of operation the circuit will only switch
to black level AGC in the internal mode.
The circuits contain a video identification circuit which is
independent of the synchronisation circuit. Therefore
search tuning is possible when the display section of the
receiver is used as a monitor. However, this ident circuit
cannot be made as sensitive as the slower sync ident
circuit (SL) and we recommend to use both ident outputs
to obtain a reliable search system. The ident output is
supplied to the tuning system via the I2C-bus.
The input of the identification circuit is connected to pin 13
(S-DIP 56 devices), the “internal” CVBS input (see Fig.6).
This has the advantage that the ident circuit can also be
made operative when a scrambled signal is received
(descrambler connected between pin 6 (IF video output)
and pin 13). A second advantage is that the ident circuit
can be used when the IF amplifier is not used (e.g. with
built-in satellite tuners).
The video ident circuit can also be used to identify the
selected CBVS or Y/C signal. The switching between the
2 modes can be realised with the VIM bit.

Video switches
The circuits have two CVBS inputs (internal and external
CVBS) and a Y/C input. When the Y/C input is not required
the Y input can be used as third CVBS input. The switch
configuration is given in Fig.6. The selection of the various
sources is made via the I2C-bus.
For the TDA 884X devices the video switch configuration
is identical to the switch of the TDA8374/75 series. So the
circuit has one CVBS output (amplitude of 2 VP-P for the
TDA 884X series) and the I2C-bus control is similar to that
of the TDA 8374/75. For the TDA 885X IC’s the video
switch circuit has a second output (amplitude of 1 VP-P)
which can be set independently of the position of the first
output. The input signal for the decoder is also available on
the CVBS1-output.
Therefore this signal can be used to drive the Teletext
decoder. If S-VHS is selected for one of the outputs the
luminance and chrominance signals are added so that a
CVBS signal is obtained again.
Sound circuit
The sound bandpass and trap filters have to be connected
externally. The filtered intercarrier signal is fed to a limiter
circuit and is demodulated by means of a PLL
demodulator. This PLL circuit tunes itself automatically to
the incoming carrier signal so that no adjustment is
The volume is controlled via the I2C-bus. The deemphasis
capacitor has to be connected externally. The
non-controlled audio signal can be obtained from this pin
(via a buffer stage).
The FM demodulator can be muted via the I2C-bus. This
function can be used to switch-off the sound during a
channel change so that high output peaks are prevented.
The TDA 8840/41/42/46 contain an Automatic Volume
Levelling (AVL) circuit which automatically stabilises the
audio output signal to a certain level which can be set by
the viewer by means of the volume control. This function
prevents big audio output fluctuations due to variations of
the modulation depth of the transmitter. The AVL function
can be activated via the I2C-bus.
Synchronisation circuit
The sync separator is preceded by a controlled amplifier
which adjusts the sync pulse amplitude to a fixed level.
These pulses are fed to the slicing stage which is operating
at 50% of the amplitude. The separated sync pulses are
fed to the first phase detector and to the coincidence
detector. This coincidence detector is used to detect
whether the line oscillator is synchronised and can also be
used for transmitter identification. This circuit can be made
less sensitive by means of the STM bit. This mode can be
used during search tuning to avoid that the tuning system
will stop at very weak input signals. The first PLL has a
very high statical steepness so that the phase of the
picture is independent of the line frequency.
The horizontal output signal is generated by means of an
oscillator which is running at twice the line frequency. Its
frequency is divided by 2 to lock the first control loop to the
incoming signal. The time-constant of the loop can be
forced by the I2C-bus (fast or slow). If required the IC can
select the time-constant depending on the noise content of
the incoming video signal.
The free-running frequency of the oscillator is determined
by a digital control circuit which is locked to the reference
signal of the colour decoder. When the IC is switched-on
the horizontal output signal is suppressed and the
oscillator is calibrated as soon as all sub-address bytes
have been sent. When the frequency of the oscillator is
correct the horizontal drive signal is switched-on. To obtain
a smooth switching-on and switching-off behaviour of the
horizontal output stage the horizontal output frequency is
doubled during switch-on and switch-off (slow start/stop).
During that time the duty cycle of the output pulse has such
a value that maximum safety is obtained for the output
To protect the horizontal output transistor the horizontal
drive is immediately switched off when a power-on-reset is
detected. The drive signal is switched-on again when the
normal switch-on procedure is followed, i.e. all
sub-address bytes must be sent and after calibration the
horizontal drive signal will be released again via the slow
start procedure. When the coincidence detector indicates
an out-of-lock situation the calibration procedure is
repeated. The circuit has a second control loop to generate
the drive pulses for the horizontal driver stage. The
horizontal output is gated with the flyback pulse so that the
horizontal output transistor cannot be switched-on during
the flyback time.
Via the I2C-bus adjustments can be made of the horizontal
and vertical geometry. The vertical sawtooth generator
drives the vertical output drive circuit which has a
differential output current. For the E-W drive a single
ended current output is available. A special feature is the
zoom function for both the horizontal and vertical
deflection and the vertical scroll function which are
available in some versions. When the horizontal scan is
reduced to display 4:3 pictures on a 16:9 picture tube an
accurate video blanking can be switched on to obtain well
defined edges on the screen.

Overvoltage conditions (X-ray protection) can be detected
via the EHT tracking pin. When an overvoltage condition is
detected the horizontal output drive signal will be
switched-off via the slow stop procedure but it is also
possible that the drive is not switched-off and that just a
protection indication is given in the I2C-bus output byte.
The choice is made via the input bit PRD. The IC’s have a
second protection input on the j2 filter capacitor pin. When
this input is activated the drive signal is switched-off
immediately and switched-on again via the slow start
procedure. For this reason this protection input can be
used as “flash protection”.
The drive pulses for the vertical sawtooth generator are
obtained from a vertical countdown circuit. This countdown
circuit has various windows depending on the incoming
signal (50 Hz or 60 Hz and standard or non standard). The
countdown circuit can be forced in various modes by
means of the I2C-bus. During the insertion of RGB signals
the maximum vertical frequency is increased to 72 Hz so
that the circuit can also synchronise on signals with a
higher vertical frequency like VGA. To obtain short
switching times of the countdown circuit during a channel
change the divider can be forced in the search window by
means of the NCIN bit. The vertical deflection can be set
in the de-interlace mode via the I2C bus.
To avoid damage of the picture tube when the vertical
deflection fails the guard output current of the TDA
8350/51 can be supplied to the beam current limiting input.
When a failure is detected the RGB-outputs are blanked
and a bit is set (NDF) in the status byte of the I2C-bus.
When no vertical deflection output stage is connected this
guard circuit will also blank the output signals. This can be
overruled by means of the EVG bit.
Chroma and luminance processing
The circuits contain a chroma bandpass and trap circuit.
The filters are realised by means of gyrator circuits and
they are automatically calibrated by comparing the tuning
frequency with the X-tal frequency of the decoder. The
luminance delay line and the delay for the peaking circuit
are also realised by means of gyrator circuits. The centre
frequency of the chroma bandpass filter is switchable via
the I2C-bus so that the performance can be optimised for
“front-end” signals and external CVBS signals. During
SECAM reception the centre frequency of the chroma trap
is reduced to get a better suppression of the SECAM
carrier frequencies. All IC’s have a black stretcher circuit
which corrects the black level for incoming video signals
which have a deviation between the black level and the
blanking level (back porch). The timeconstant for the black
stretcher is realised internally.
The resolution of the peaking control DAC has been
increased to 6 bits. All IC’s have a defeatable coring
function in the peaking circuit. Some of these IC’s have a
YUV interface (see table on page 2) so that picture
improvement IC’s like the TDA 9170 (Contrast
improvement), TDA 9177 (Sharpness improvement) and
TDA 4556/66 (CTI) can be applied. When the CTI IC’s are
applied it is possible to increase the gain of the luminance
channel by means of the GAI bit in subaddress 03 so that
the resulting RGB output signals are not affected.
Colour decoder
Depending on the IC type the colour decoder can decode
PAL/NTSC decoder contains an alignment-free X-tal
oscillator, a killer circuit and two colour difference
demodulators. The 90° phase shift for the reference signal
is made internally.
The IC’s contain an Automatic Colour Limiting (ACL)
circuit which is switchable via the I2C-bus and which
prevents that oversaturation occurs when signals with a
high chroma-to-burst ratio are received. The ACL circuit is
designed such that it only reduces the chroma signal and
not the burst signal. This has the advantage that the colour
sensitivity is not affected by this function.
The SECAM decoder contains an auto-calibrating PLL
demodulator which has two references, viz: the 4.4 MHz
sub-carrier frequency which is obtained from the X-tal
oscillator which is used to tune the PLL to the desired
free-running frequency and the bandgap reference to
obtain the correct absolute value of the output signal. The
VCO of the PLL is calibrated during each vertical blanking
period, when the IC is in search or SECAM mode.
The frequency of the active X-tal is fed to the Fsc output
(pin 33) and can be used to tune an external comb filter
(e.g. the SAA 4961).
The base-band delay line (TDA 4665 function) is
integrated in the PAL/SECAM IC’s and in the NTSC IC
TDA 8846A. In the latter IC it improves the cross colour
performance (chroma comb filter). The demodulated
colour difference signals are internally supplied to the
delay line. The colour difference matrix switches
automatically between PAL/SECAM and NTSC, however,
it is also possible to fix the matrix in the PAL standard.
The “blue stretch” circuit is intended to shift colour near
“white” with sufficient contrast values towards more blue to
obtain a brighter impression of the picture.

Which colour standard the IC’s can decode depends on
the external X-tals. The X-tal to be connected to pin 34
must have a frequency of 3.5 MHz (NTSC-M, PAL-M or
PAL-N) and pin 35 can handle X-tals with a frequency of
4.4 and 3.5 MHz. Because the X-tal frequency is used to
tune the line oscillator the value of the X-tal frequency
must be given to the IC via the I2C-bus. It is also possible
to use the IC in the so called “Tri-norma” mode for South
America. In that case one X-tal must be connected to pin
34 and the other 2 to pin 35. The switching between the 2
latter X-tals must be done externally. This has the
consequence that the search loop of the decoder must be
controlled by the m-computer. To prevent calibration
problems of the horizontal oscillator the external switching
between the 2 X-tals should be carried out when the
oscillator is forced to pin 34. For a reliable calibration of the
horizontal oscillator it is very important that the X-tal
indication bits (XA and XB) are not corrupted. For this
reason the X-tal bits can be read in the output bytes so that
the software can check the I2C-bus transmission.

RGB output circuit and black-current stabilisation
The colour-difference signals are matrixed with the
luminance signal to obtain the RGB-signals. The TDA
884X devices have one (linear) RGB input. This RGB
signal can be controlled on contrast and brightness (like
TDA 8374/75). By means of the IE1 bit the insertion
blanking can be switched on or off. Via the IN1 bit it can be
read whether the insertion pin has a high level or not.
The TDA 885X IC’s have an additional RGB input. This
RGB signal can be controlled on contrast, saturation and
brightness. The insertion blanking of this input can be
switched-off by means of the IE2 bit. Via the IN2 bit it can
be read whether the insertion pin has a high level or not.
The output signal has an amplitude of about 2 volts
black-to-white at nominal input signals and nominal
settings of the controls. To increase the flexibility of the IC
it is possible to insert OSD and/or teletext signals directly
at the RGB outputs. This insertion mode is controlled via
the insertion input (pin 26 in the S-DIP 56- and pin 38 in the
QFP-64 envelope). This blanking action at the RGB
outputs has some delay which must be compensated
To obtain an accurate biasing of the picture tube a
“Continuous Cathode Calibration” circuit has been
developed. This function is realised by means of a 2-point
black level stabilisation circuit. By inserting 2 test levels for
each gun and comparing the resulting cathode currents
with 2 different reference currents the influence of the
picture tube parameters like the spread in cut-off voltage
can be eliminated. This 2-point stabilisation is based on
the principle that the ratio between the cathode currents is
coupled to the ratio between the drive voltages according
The feedback loop makes the ratio between the cathode
currents Ik1 and Ik2 equal to the ratio between the
reference currents (which are internally fixed) by changing
the (black) level and the amplitude of the RGB output
signals via 2 converging loops. The system operates in
such a way that the black level of the drive signal is
controlled to the cut-off point of the gun so that a very good
grey scale tracking is obtained. The accuracy of the
adjustment of the black level is just dependent on the ratio
of internal currents and these can be made very accurately
in integrated circuits. An additional advantage of the
2-point measurement is that the control system makes the
absolute value of Ik1 and Ik2 identical to the internal
reference currents. Because this adjustment is obtained
by means of an adaption of the gain of the RGB control
stage this control stabilises the gain of the complete
channel (RGB output stage and cathode characteristic).
As a result variations in the gain figures during life will be
compensated by this 2-point loop.

An important property of the 2-point stabilisation is that the
off-set as well as the gain of the RGB path is adjusted by
the feedback loop. Hence the maximum drive voltage for
the cathode is fixed by the relation between the test
pulses, the reference current and the relative gain setting
of the 3 channels. This has the consequence that the drive
level of the CRT cannot be adjusted by adapting the gain
of the RGB output stage. Because different picture tubes
may require different drive levels the typical “cathode drive
level” amplitude can be adjusted by means of an I2C-bus
setting. Dependent on the chosen cathode drive level the
typical gain of the RGB output stages can be fixed taking
into account the drive capability of the RGB outputs (pins
19 to 21). More details about the design will be given in the
application report.
The measurement of the “high” and the “low” current of the
2- point stabilisation circuit is carried out in 2 consecutive
fields. The leakage current is measured in each field. The
maximum allowable leakage current is 100 mA
When the TV receiver is switched-on the RGB output
signals are blanked and the black current loop will try to set
the right picture tube bias levels. Via the AST bit a choice
can be made between automatic start-up or a start-up via
the m-processor. In the automatic mode the RGB drive
signals are switched-on as soon as the black current loop
has been stabilised. In the other mode the BCF bit is set to
0 when the loop is stabilised. The RGB drive can than be
switched-on by setting the AST bit to 0. In the latter mode
some delay can be introduced between the setting of the
BCF bit and the switching of the AST bit so that switch-on
effects can be suppressed.
It is also possible to start-up the devices with a fixed
internal delay (as with the TDA 837X and the TDA884X/5X
N1). This mode is activated with the BCO bit.
The vertical blanking is adapted to the incoming CVBS
signal (50 Hz or 60 Hz). When the flyback time of the
vertical output stage is longer than the 60 Hz blanking time
the blanking can be increased to the same value as that of
the 50 Hz blanking. This can be set by means of the LBM
For an easy (manual) adjustment of the Vg2 control voltage
the VSD bit is available. When this bit is activated the black
current loop is switched-off, a fixed black level is inserted
at the RGB outputs and the vertical scan is switched-off so
that a horizontal line is displayed on the screen. This line
can be used as indicator for the Vg2 adjustment. Because
of the different requirements for the optimum cut-off
voltage of the picture tube the RGB output level is
adjustable when the VSD bit is activated. The control
range is 2.5 ± 0.7 V and can be controlled via the
brightness control DAC.
It is possible to insert a so called “blue back” back-ground
level when no video is available. This feature can be
activated via the BB bit in the control2 subaddress.

CRT Line Output Stage Operation Principle:

I'll examine the operation of the line output stage, whose basic job is to generate a sawtooth current in the line scan coils so that the beams are deflected horizontally across the picture tube's screen. The beams are deflected from the left-hand side to the right-hand side to give the forward line scan: this is followed by a rapid, blanked flyback to the left-hand side ready to trace out the next viewed line. Because of the way in which the flyback is achieved, the line output transformer generates various pulse voltages which are rectified to produce the e.h.t. required by the tube and other supplies. The line output stage is not just any sort of amplifier. The active device, almost always a transistor though valves, thyristors and gate -controlled switches have been used in the past, operates as a switch, the inductive components in the stage being mainly responsible for generating the sawtooth current waveform. Tuning is used to generate and control the flyback. The line drive waveform controls the output transistor's on/off switching and thus determines the timing of the cycle of operations, keeping them phase synchronised with the transmitted picture signal.
Basic Operation

Fig. 1 shows in most basic form the main elements in the line output stage, the active device (transistor) being shown as a switch. When the switch is closed, capacitor C and diode D are shorted out and the 150V supply is connected across coil L. Now it's a basic law of inductance that when a d.c. voltage is connected across a coil the current flowing through the coil builds up linearly from zero. Fig. 2(a) shows this as a positive -going ramp that starts at time t 1 , when the switch is closed. After about 26psec (t2), roughly the time required to deflect the beams from screen centre flows via the large -value capacitor CR, charging the tuning capacitor C with the result that the voltage at its 'upper' plate (the one connected to the coil) rises to a relatively high positive value. When all the energy in coil L has been transferred to capacitor C (time t3) the latter begins to discharge, passing the energy back the other way to L via CR which, as far as the circuit's a.c. operation is concerned, can be regarded as a short-circuit. At time t4 the capacitor has discharged, having transferred the energy back to the coil. This to-and-fro interchange of energy between L and C, which from the a.c. point of view are in parallel (CR representing a short-circuit), is the normal action of a tuned/resonant/oscillatory circuit. The resonant frequency is determined by the values of L and C. These are selected so that when time t4 is reached, i.e. after a half cycle of oscillation, the sawtooth current has passed through zero to a negative point on the ramp and the beams have been deflected to the left-hand side of the screen ready for the next active line scan. To complete the oscillatory cycle (the normal resonant circuit action) the voltage at the upper plate of capacitor C would have to move negatively with respect to chassis. It can't do so because of the presence of diode D, which is called the efficiency diode - we'll explain that in a minute. When the voltage at the cathode of D tries to swing negatively it conducts, i.e. switches on, providing a discharge path for the coil. Once again because of the inductance in the circuit there's a gradual, linear current discharge, the enegery being returned to the supply's reservoir capacitor CR. During this discharge, the beams are deflected back towards the centre of the screen (times t4 to t5). At this point the magnetic flux (energy) in L has been dissipated. C is still in its discharged state, being shorted out by diode D. So at time t5, with the beams at screen centre (zero deflection), the switch has to be closed so that the cycle of operation can be repeated. The action of diode D has, with the inductance in the circuit, provided half the scan power while in the process returning the energy (minus inevitable circuit losses) to the reservoir capacitor. No wonder it's called the efficiency diode. It's important to note that the beam flyback period t2 to t4 is governed by the time -constant of L and C, consisting of one half cycle of oscillation. To achieve a flyback time of 12μsec the duration of one cycle needs to be 24μsec: so the resonant frequency of L and C works out at 41.67kHz. Fig. 3 illustrates the four phases in the operation of the line output stage. Now the voltage developed across an inductor is propor- tional to the rate of change of the current flowing through it. Thus the voltage across L is relatively low during the forward scan period but correspondingly high during the flyback, when the current flow is faster because of the circuit resonance. The voltage developed at the positive plate of capacitor C is shown in Fig. 2(b), typically peaking at 1,200V. Both the line output transistor and the efficiency diode must be capable of withstanding this high reverse voltage. As we've seen, the circuit action is highly efficient as the energy stored in L is returned to the supply during the first half of the forward scan: indeed with 'perfect' components there would be no net demand on the power supply at all! In practice because of the resistance of the inductor and the losses in the diode, switch and capacitor the circuit takes out a little more than it puts back, while the practice of loading the transformer with rectifier circuits to provide power for other sections of the set increases the stage's current demand. To make up for these losses, the line output transistor is switched on slightly before instead of at the centre of the forward scan. In a practical circuit L is the primary winding of the line output transformer and the deflection coils are connected across it via a d.c. blocking capacitor, CB, as shown in Fig. 4. This coupling capacitor also provides scan -correction (often referred to as S -correction). Why is this required? If a linear deflection current was used to control the scanning with a relatively flat -faced picture tube the sides of the picture would be stretched out in comparison with the centre section. Hence S -correction: the value of the coupling capacitor is chosen so that it resonantes with the inductance of the scan coils at about 5kHz. This has the effect of adding a sinewave component to the sawtooth current, as shown in Fig. 5. Thus the deflection power is tailored to suit the length of the beam paths as the screen is scanned, correcting the horizontal linearity of the display. At the line scanning frequency the scan coils behave as an almost perfect inductor, but their small d.c. resistance is in series with the fixed voltage that should be present across the coil. It has the effect of introducing an asymmetric sensitivity loss during the forward scan. To counteract it a further component is added in series with the scan coils - an inductor with a saturable magnetic core, biased by a permanent magnet so that its inductance falls as the scan current increases. The voltage drop across this inductor, which is known as the linearity coil, varies in the opposite sense to that produced by the resistance of the coils, thus providing an equal -but -opposite cancellation effect. In some TV sets the permanent magnet can be adjusted to trim the linearity correction, though many modern sets use components with such tight tolerances that a sealed linearity -correction coil can be used. With some very small -screen sets the horizontal non -linearity effect is small enough to be ignored.

Practical Line Output Stage
Fig. 6 shows a relatively simple line output stage circuit used with a 90° -deflection tube. Tr5 is the line output transistor, which incorporates the efficiency diode in the same package. The primary winding of the line output trans- former T4 is the section between pins 2 and 10, C95 being the flyback tuning capacitor. Scan coil coupling and S - correction are provided by C94, the line linearity coil L14 being connected in series on the chassis side of the scan current path. L14 is damped by R110 to prevent it ringing when the line flyback pulse occurs - the effect of an undamped linearity coil is velocity modulation of the beams at the beginning of their sweeps, showing up as black -and - white vertical striations at the left-hand side of the screen. C92 is the reservoir capacitor, the h.t. feed being via 8105. 8106 and R109 feed pulses to the second phase -locked loop (APC2) in the sync chip - we dealt with this in last month's instalment. A second pulse feed from the same point goes to the colour decoder chip to provide line blanking, burst gating and PAL switch drive - this particular set doesn't use the sandcastle pulse approach.

Secondary Supplies

So much for the generation and control of the sawtooth scanning current. The rest of the components in this circuit are used to harness the energy in the transformer to provide power supplies for other sections of the receiver. The winding between pins 4 and 8 pulse energises the picture tube's heaters at 6.3V r.m.s. The other supplies make use of the transformer as the heart of a d.c.-to-d.c. converter system, by means of secondary windings that provide pulse feeds to diode/capacitor rectifier circuits. Small -value (0.680) resistors in the 25V and 200V supplies provide surge limiting and protection (by going open -circuit) in the event of a short-circuit in one of these supplies. The most significant supply is obtained from the diode - split winding that starts at pin 9. Although not shown in full detail it consists of several 'cells', each of which consists of an electrically isolated secondary winding, a built-in high - voltage rectifier diode and, as the reservoir capacitor, the carefully contrived capacitance that's present between adjacent, highly -insulated winding layers. These cells are connected in series to form a voltage -multiplier system capable of providing an e.h.t. supply for the tube's final anode of typically 24kV - it may be as high as 30kV in some designs. There's a built-in surge limiter resistor at the output end of the chain of cells. An important part of the e.h.t. multiplier system is the final reservoir capacitor that split chain provides about 8kV to a built-in potential -divider chain that contains two presets: the one at the top provides the supply for the tube's focus electrode while the one near the bottom provides its first anode supply of about 800V. The bottom of the diode -split chain (pin 9) is returned to chassis via a diode/capacitor/resistor network (not shown here). The voltage developed across this network is proportional to the total beam current, since this flows from the tube's cathodes via the e.h.t. connector and the diode -split chain to chassis. Above a certain threshold the voltage at pin 9 reduces the picture brightness and/or contrast via the colour decoder/matrixing chip, limiting the beam current and hence the dissipation in the tube's shadowmask to safe levels. The winding between pins 10 and 7 of the transformer produces 50-70V pulses that sit on the h.t. voltage present at pin 10. When rectified by D23 and C100 a 200V supply is provided for the RGB output stages that drive the tube's cathodes. Secondary winding 4-6 feeds D24 and C99 which provide a 25V supply for the field timebase. In some designs supplies for the audio output stage and the signal sections of the receiver are also obtained from the line output transformer: in this particular chassis they are obtained from the chopper transformer in the power supply instead. Incidentally there have been one or two designs, the Ferguson/philco TX10 chassis being a well-known example, where the e.h.t. is also obtained from the chopper transformer, the line output transformer then acting mainly as a load for the line output transistor. In earlier designs a separate diode - capacitor multiplier unit (tripler) was fed from a single line output transformer overwiding to provide the e.h.t.

Scan Rectification

The e.h.t., focus and 200V supplies derived from the transformer are relatively lightly loaded, i.e. no great current demand is placed on them. They can therefore be obtained by rectifying the pulses present during the flyback period (time t2 -t4 in Fig. 2), which is about twenty per cent of the scan cycle. Where the current demand is greater, e.g. in a supply for the field timebase or an audio output stage, the phasing of the relevant transformer winding is often arranged so that the rectifier diode conducts during the scan rather than the flyback period. Although the voltage available is much lower, it's present for a longer period (about eighty per cent of the scan/duty cycle). As a result the output regulation is much better. The relatively high peak reverse voltage has to be taken into account in the rectifier diode's specification.

EHT Regulation

The internal impedance of a diode -split e.h.t. supply is typically about 1MOhm. Thus with a total beam current of lmA, present when a bright picture is being displayed on a 22in. picture tube, the e.h.t. voltage will drop by about 1kV or five per cent. The result of this is some ballooning, i.e. increase in picture size. Compensation can be provided by reducing the line scanning power. Careful choice of the value of the resistor that feeds the line output transformer - R105 in Fig. 6 - gives automatic compensation in the horizontal direction, while deriving the supply for the field output stage from the line output transformer tends to cancel out the ballooning in the vertical plane. Various 'anti -breathing' arrangements are used in TV receiver design. Most operate via the diode -modulator circuit we'll come to shortly. With any line output stage circuit the picture width and e.h.t. voltage depend on the stage's h.t. supply, so this must be well regulated and set up correctly. In the circuit shown in Fig. 6 the h.t. voltage has to be 119V with a 20in. tube and 145V with a 22in. tube.

Pincushion Distortion

The raster produced on an almost -flat faced picture tube by constant -amplitude scan currents has pincushion distortion at all four sides. This is because of the disparity between the image plane and the screen's profile -  . As a general rule the deflection yokes used with modern 90° tubes have built-in correction for both NS (vertical) and EW (horizontal) pincushion distortion while 110° tubes (generally above 22in. screen size) have in -yoke correction for NS distortion but cannot fully compensate for the pincushion effect at the sides of the screen. Thus with these the line scan current has to be amplitude -modulated by a parabolic waveform at field frequency as shown in Fig. 7. With present-day tube designs a modulation depth of about seven per cent is required. the peak -to -peak scan current being typically 4.1A at the top and bottom of the screen and 4.4A towards the centre of the screen, where the deflection power is greatest. Amplitude modulation of the line scan current can be achieved by including a saturable -reactance transformer in series with the scan coils, but this is expensive. You could put a suitably -shaped ripple on the supply to the line output stage, but the parabola would be superimposed on any secondary supplies derived from the line output transformer. The most widely used solution is to employ a diode -modu- lator circuit, since this gives full control of the raster shape and scan amplitude while providing a constant load current and flyback time.

The Diode Modulator
Fig. 8 shows the essence of a diode -modulator arrange- ment. The efficiency diode is split in two, DI and D2, which perform the same clamping action as before. The flyback tuning capacitor is also split in two, Cl and C2: the upper one tunes the transformer and scan coils (L1) as before while the lower one tunes a bridge coil, L2, via C4 to the same flyback frequency of about 42kHz. C3 is the scan coupling capacitor, which corresponds with CB in Fig. 4. Modulation is achieved by using transistor Tr2, whose conduction governs the scan width, to vary the load across C4. When Tr2 is off, the scan energy is shared between the the two series LC combinations C3/L1 and L2/C4. The charge on C3 and C4 is in the ratio of about 7:1, the scan current being reduced in proportion. When Tr2 is fully conductive, C4 is effectively shorted out and acquires no charge. Thus a greater proportion of the energy is present in C3/L1 and the scan current and picture width are increased. By varying the conduction of Tr2 during the forward scan in a parabolic manner, EW pincushion correction is achieved. The basic picture width can be controlled by varying Tr2's standing bias. Choke L3 and the large -value capacitor C5 filter the line -frequency energy so that it doesn't reach Tr2. And because both sections of the load (L 1/C1 and L2/C2) are individually tuned to the flyback frequency the flyback time, and hence the e.h.t. and the other line output transformer -derived supplies, remain constant over the field period despite the line scan current variation. There are several different versions of the diode -modu- lator arrangement. Some tube/yoke combinations have a scan -geometry characteristic such that when the line scan current is modulated by a simple parabolic waveform as described above the raster has inner pincushion distortion as shown in Fig. 9.
 Because of this. the EW-correction system also has to modulate the S -correction. Fig. 10 shows, in skeleton circuit form. how this can be done. There are two coupling/S-correction capacitors. C3 and C3A. C3 is the usual S -correction capacitor, but C3A has an increasing influence as the diode modulator begins to have maximum effect towards the centre of the screen. Critical choice of the value of C3A ensures that the inner curved verticals shown in Fig. 9 are straightened out to give a raster completely free from geometric distortion. Although all diode modulators work on the same basic principle, in some designs a transformer is used in place of the bridge coil to give better impedance matching and balance. Fig. 11 shows such an arrangement, used by Bang and Olufsen. The EW correction waveform is applied to transformer T6. whose winding 1-2 takes the place of L2 in Figs. 8 and 10. This circuit also provides inner -pincushion distortion correction as just described, the supplementary S - correction capacitor being C36.

Diode Modulator Drive

The parabolic EW drive waveform required is easily obtained by feeding the field -scan sawtooth waveform to a double integrator. By adding a sawtooth component the shape of the parabolic waveform can be tilted in either direction to give keystone -distortion correction if required - this is not generally necessary with modern tube/yoke designs. These EW correction characteristics are adjustable by preset resistors or, in the case of bus -programmable sets, remote control commands to the deflection processor. Very often the EW modulator is used to correct the previously mentioned picture breathing effect: this is done by feeding to the EW modulator's control circuit a voltage that's proportional to beam current.

PHILIPS TDA8351 DC-coupled vertical deflection circuit:

The TDA8351 is a power circuit for use in 90° and 110°
colour deflection systems for field frequencies of 50 to
120 Hz. The circuit provides a DC driven vertical
deflection output circuit, operating as a highly efficient
class G system.

• Few external components
• Highly efficient fully DC-coupled vertical output bridge
• Vertical flyback switch
• Guard circuit
• Protection against:
– short-circuit of the output pins (7 and 4)
– short-circuit of the output pins to VP
• Temperature protection
• High EMC immunity because of common mode inputs
• A guard signal in zoom mode.

The vertical driver circuit is a bridge configuration. The
which are driven in opposite phase. An external resistor
(RM) connected in series with the deflection coil provides
internal feedback information. The differential input circuit
is voltage driven. The input circuit has been adapted to
enable it to be used with the TDA9150, TDA9151B,
TDA9160A, TDA9162, TDA8366 and TDA8376 which
deliver symmetrical current signals. An external resistor
(RCON) connected between the differential input
determines the output current through the deflection coil.
the output current is defined by: Idiff× RCON= Icoil× RM.
The output current is adjustable from 0.5 A (p-p) to 3 A
(p-p) by varying RM. The maximum input differential
voltage is 1.8 V. In the application it is recommended that
Vdiff= 1.5 V (typ). This is recommended because of the
spread of input current and the spread in the value of
The flyback voltage is determined by an additional supply
voltage VFB. The principle of operating with two supply
voltages (class G) makes it possible to fix the supply
voltage VPoptimum for the scan voltage and the second
supply voltage VFBoptimum for the flyback voltage. Using
this method, very high efficiency is achieved.
The supply voltage VFB is almost totally available as
flyback voltage across the coil, this being possible due to
the absence of a decoupling capacitor (not necessary,
due to the bridge configuration). Built-in protections are:
• thermal protection
• short-circuit protection of the output pins (pins 4 and 7)
• short-circuit protection of the output pins to VP.
A guard circuit VO(guard) is provided. The guard circuit is
activated at the following conditions:
• during flyback
• during short-circuit of the coil and during short-circuit of
the output pins (pins 4 and 7) to VP or ground
• during open loop
• when the thermal protection is activated.
This signal can be used for blanking the picture tube

A flyback supply voltage of >50 V up to 60 V is allowed in application. A 220 nF capacitor in series with a 22 Ω resistor
(depending on IO and the inductance of the coil) has to be connected between pin 7 and ground. The decoupling
capacitor of VFB has to be connected between pin 6 and pin 3. This supply voltage line must have a resistance of
33 Ω

MIVAR 25M4  CHASSIS  CS1062 110° MONO  TVTEXT 8-Bit Microcontroller, ROM-Versions: SDA5254:

General Description
The SDA 525x contains a slicer for TTX, VPS and WSS, an accelerating acquisition
hardware modul, a display generator for “Level 1” TTX data and an 8 bit microcontroller
running at 333 ns cycle time. The controller with dedicated hardware guarantees
flexibility, does most of the internal processing of TTX acquisition, transfers data to/from
the external memory interface and receives/transmits data via
C and UART user
interfaces. The block diagram shows the internal organization of the SDA 525x. The
Slicer combined with dedicated hardware stores TTX data in a VBI buffer of 1 Kbyte. The
microcontroller firmware does the total acquisition task (hamming- and parity-checks,
page search and evaluation of header control bits) once per field.
• Feature selection via special function register
• Simultaneous reception of TTX, VPS and WSS
• Fixed framing code for VPS and TTX
• Acquisition during VBI
• Direct access to VBI RAM buffer
• Acquisition of packets X/26, X/27, 8/30 (firmware)
• Assistance of all relevant checks (firmware)
• 1-bit framing code error tolerance (switchable)
• Features selectable via special function register
• 50/60 Hz display
• Level 1 serial attribute display pages
• Blanking and contrast reduction output
• 8 direct addressable display pages for SDA 5250, SDA 5254 and SDA 5255
• 1 direct addressable display page for SDA 5251 and SDA 5252
• 12
10 character matrix
• 96 character ROM (standard G0 character set)
• 143 national option characters for 11 languages
• 288 characters for X/26 display
• 64 block mosaic graphic characters
• 32 characters for OSD in expanded character ROM + 32 characters inside OSD box
• Conceal/reveal
• Transparent foreground/background - inside/outside of a box
• Contrast reduction inside/outside of a box
• Cursor (colour changes from foreground to background colour)
• Flash (flash rate 1s).

• Programmable horizontal and vertical sync delay
• Full screen background colour in outer screen
• Double size / double width / double height characters
• Display synchronization to sandcastle or Horizontal Sync (HS) and Vertical Sync (VS)
with start-stop-oscillator
• Independent clock systems for acquisition, display and controller
• 8 bit C500-CPU (8051 compatible)
• 18 MHz internal clock
• 0.33
s instruction cycle
• Parallel 8-bit data and 16...19 - bit address bus (ROMless-Version)
• Eight 16-bit data pointer registers (DPTR)
• Two 16-bit timers
• Watchdog timer
• Capture compare timer for infrared remote control decoding
• Serial interface (UART)
• 256 bytes on-chip RAM
• 8 Kbyte on-chip display-RAM (access via MOVX) for SDA 5250, SDA 5254 and
SDA 5255
• 1 Kbyte on-chip display-RAM (access via MOVX) for SDA 5251 and SDA 5252
• 1 Kbyte on-chip TVT/VPS-Acquisition-buffer-RAM (access via MOVX)
• 1 Kbyte on-chip extended-RAM (access via MOVX) for SDA 5250, SDA 5254 and
SDA 5255
• 6 channel 8-bit pulse width modulation unit
• 2 channel 14-bit pulse width modulation unit
• 4 multiplexed ADC inputs with 8-bit resolution
• One 8-bit I/O port with open drain output and optional
C-Bus emulation (PORT 0)
• Two 8-bit multifunctional I/O ports (PORT 1, PORT 3)
• One 4-bit port working as digital or analog inputs (PORT 2)
• One 2-bit I/O port with optional functions
• One 3-bit I/O port with optional RAM/ROM address expansion up to 512 Kbyte

Display Generator
The display features of SDA525x are similar to the Siemens SDA5248 TTX controller.
The display generator reads character addresses and control characters from the
display memory, selects the pixel information from the character ROM and translates it
into RGB values corresponding to the World Standard Teletext Norm. The national
option character bits for 11 languages inclusive X/26 characters are also supported.
Display Format and Timing
A page consists of 25 rows of 40 characters each. One character covers a matrix of
12 horizontal and 10 vertical pixels. The pixel frequency should be 12 MHz
corresponding to 1 µs for one character and 40 µs for one row. A total of 250 TV lines
are used for TTX display. The display can be shifted horizontally from 0 µs to 21.33 µs
with respect to HS and vertically from line 1 (314) to line 64 (377) with respect to VS. The
display position is determined by the registers DHD and DVD.
Note: To avoid interferences between the subharmonics of the 18 MHz controller clock
and the 12 MHz pixel clock, a pixel clock of about 11,5 MHz is recommended.
Display Cursor
A cursor is available which changes foreground to background colour for one character.
Cursor flash can be realized via software enabling/disabling the cursor. The cursor
position is defined by cursor position registers DCRP and DCCP.
A character background flash (character is changed to background colour) is realized by
hardware. The flash frequency is 1 Hz with a duty cycle of 32:18.
Full Screen Background Colour
The SDA 525x delivers the new full screen background colour feature. Special function
register SFR DTIM(7-5) includes three bits which define the default background colour
for the inner and outer screen area.
Clear Page Logic
The clear page logic generates a signal which is interpreted by the character generator
to identify non displayable rows. In row 25 specific information is stored by the
microcontroller indicating which of the rows 0 - 24 should be interpreted as erased during
character generation. At the beginning of each row the special control characters are
read from the display memory.

The CPU manipulates operands in two memory spaces: the program memory space,
and the data memory space. The program memory address space is provided to
accommodate relocatable code.
The data memory address space is divided into the 256-byte internal data RAM, XRAM
(extended data memory, accessible with MOVX-instructions) and the 128-byte Special
Function Register (SFR) address spaces. Four register banks (each bank has eight
registers), 128 addressable bits, and the stack reside in the internal data RAM. The stack
depth is limited only by the available internal data RAM. It’s location is determined by the
8-bit stack pointer. All registers except the program counter and the four 8-register banks
reside in the special function register address space. These memory mapped registers
include arithmetic registers, pointers, I/O-ports, registers for the interrupt system, timers,
pulse width modulator and serial channel. Many locations in the SFR-address space are
addressable as bits.
Note that reading from unused locations within data memory will yield undefined data.
Conditional branches are performed relative to the 16 bit program counter. The register-
indirect jump permits branching relative to a 16-bit base register with an offset provided
by an 8-bit index register. Sixteen-bit jumps and calls permit branching to any location in
the memory address space.
The processor as five methods for addressing source operands: register, direct, register-
indirect, immediate, and base-register plus index-register indirect addressing.
The first three methods can be used for addressing destination operands. Most
instructions have a “destination, source” field that specifies the data type, addressing
methods and operands involved. For operations other than moves, the destination
operand is also a source operand.
Registers in the four 8-register banks can be accessed through register, direct, or
register-indirect addressing; the lower 128 bytes of internal data RAM through direct or
register-indirect addressing, the upper 128 bytes of internal data RAM through register-
indirect addressing; and the special function registers through direct addressing. Look-
up tables resident in program memory can be accessed through base-register plus
index-register indirect addressing.

Instruction Decoder
Each program instruction is decoded by the instruction decoder. This unit generates the
internal signals that control the functions of each unit within the CPU-section. These
signals control the sources and destination of data, as well as the function of the
Arithmetic/Logic Unit (ALU).
Program Control Section
The program control section controls the sequence in which the instructions stored in
program memory are executed. The conditional branch logic enables conditions internal
and external to the processor to cause a change in the sequence of program execution.
The 16-bit program counter holds the address of the instruction to be executed. It is
manipulated with the control transfer instructions listed in Chapter “Instruction Set” on
page 116.
Internal Data RAM
The internal data RAM provides a 256-byte scratch pad memory, which includes four
register banks and 128 direct addressable software flags. Each register bank contains
registers R0 – R7. The addressable flags are located in the 16-byte locations starting at
byte address 32 and ending with byte location 47 of the RAM-address space.
In addition to this standard internal data RAM the processor contains an extended
internal RAM. It can be considered as a part of an external data memory. It is referenced
by MOVX-instructions (MOVX A, @DPTR), the memory map is shown in Figure 21.
Arithmetic/Logic Unit (ALU)
The arithmetic section of the processor performs many data manipulation functions and
includes the Arithmetic/Logic Unit (ALU) and the A, B and PSW-registers. The ALU
accepts 8-bit data words from one or two sources and generates an 8-bit result under
the control of the instruction decoder. The ALU performs the arithmetic operations of
add, subtract, multiply, divide, increment, decrement, BCD-decimal-add-adjust and
compare, and the logic operations of and, or, exclusive-or, complement and rotate (right,
left, or nibble swap).
The A-register is the accumulator, the B-register is dedicated during multiply and divide
and serves as both a source and a destination. During all other operations the B-register
is simply another location of the special function register space and may be used for any