Tech Tips

Whether you are looking to find out more about a specific technical issue or you just need a refresher on a basic engineering principle, SCTE Tech Tips can help to enhance your technical proficiency. SCTE Tech Tips are quick-hitting and focused resources designed to provide all cable telecommunications engineering professionals with an overview of relevant technical subjects or concepts.

Each SCTE Tech Tip will provide a brief overview of a topic that is part of the foundation of our industry. Additionally, Tech Tips will include links to industry resources, charts and tools, technical conversion tables, and interactive practice assessments.

SCTE Tech Tips are a valuable members-only resource for all levels of our engineering profession.

Understanding Cable Technology: Digital Video

Featured Tech Tip: Understanding Cable Technology: Digital Video



Other SCTE Tech Tips available to members:


CATV Line Power to 120V
(see SCTE Field Focus, Summer 2013 Issue, Pages 3–4)

Coaxial Cable Attenuation Changes versus Temperature

Digital Leakage

Metric Conversion and CATV

Ohm’s Law Application

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)

Remote Power Outage Detector Circuit

Scientific Notation

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If you wish to submit ideas for future Tech Tips, or submit an entire Tech Tip, e-mail Techtips@scte.org. Members who submit Tech Tips that are accepted and published on the SCTE website will receive RUs toward recertification.