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1. (WO1994029948) DIRECT CONVERSION TUNER

Pub. No.:    WO/1994/029948    International Application No.:    PCT/IB1994/000138
Publication Date: Dec 22, 1994 International Filing Date: Jun 6, 1994
IPC: H03D 3/00
H03D 7/16
Applicants: RCA THOMSON LICENSING CORPORATION
ASCHWANDEN, Felix
Inventors: ASCHWANDEN, Felix
Title: DIRECT CONVERSION TUNER
Abstract:
A direct conversion tuner for tuning either analog or digital television signals includes a first and second channels, each having first and second mixers and an intervening filter stage, coupled between an RF input and an output combining unit. The first mixers receive respective first local oscillator signals which have the same frequency but a quadrature phase relationship. The frequency of the first local oscillator signals is controlled according to the selected channel so that it is located within the spectrum of the respective RF signal. The second mixers receive respective second local oscillator signals which have the same frequency but a quadrature phase relationship. The frequency of the second local oscillator signal is located above the passband of the filter stages. A digital gain and phase equalization network is included in one of the channels for adjusting the relative gain and phase shift of the two channels and is automatically controlled by a microcomputer in response to signals sampled at respective points within the first and second channels to reduce the relative gain and phase shift. As a result, near perfect cancellation of unwanted components occurs in the output combining unit.