digital intercontinental conversion equipment
digital intercontinental conversion equipment[′dij·əd·əl ‚in·tər‚känt·ən′ent·əl kən′vər·zhən i‚kwip·mənt]
Equipment which uses pulse-code modulation to convert a 525-line, 60-frame-per-second television signal used in the United States into a 625-line, 50-frame-per-second phase-alternation line signal used in Europe; the 525-line signal is sampled and quantized into a pulse-code modulation signal which is stored in shift registers from which the phase-alternation line signal is read out. Abbreviated DICE.
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