Receiver having self diagnostic mode


Application Number: 00118029
Application Date: 2000.05.29
Publication Number: 1275837
Publication Date: 2000.12.06
Priority Information: 1999/5/28 JP 150432/99
International: H04B1/06
Applicant(s) Name: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
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Inventor(s) Name: Nimiya Shuichi
Patent Agency Code: 31100
Patent Agent: shen zhaokun
Abstract In a normal operation mode, a receiver Rx performs a predetermined processing on a digital broadcasting signal from an artificial satellite to generate sound. In a self-diagnostic mode, a controller of the receiver Rx first sets a receiving frequency band of a tuner 2, and then carries out a diagnostic check whether a PLL circuit 20 is defective or not based on the detection result from a PLL sync detector 3; the receiver input can be either a digital broadcast signal or a simulated broadcast signal. If the PLL circuit 20 is normal, it is checked whether a QPSK demodulator 21 is defective or not based on the detection result from a QPSK sync detector 22. If the QPSK demodulator is normal, it is checked whether frame synchronization is failed or not in a CH decoder 24 based on the detection result from a frame sync detector 25. If frame synchronization is normal, it is checked whether channel synchronization is failed or not in the CH decoder 24 based on the detection result from a CH sync detector 26. If the controller determines that the PLL circuit 20, the QPSK demodulator 21, or the CH decoder 24 is defective, a display notifies an inspector of the diagnostic result.