Patent Number: 6,167,093

Title: Method and apparatus for encoding the information, method and apparatus for decoding the information and method for information transmission

Abstract: A method and apparatus for encoding input digital data by high-efficiency encoding, a method for transmitting the encoded information and a method and apparatus for reproducing and decoding the transmitted information, are disclosed. For encoding, an input signal is forward orthogonal transformed into spectral signals using a windowing function for forward orthogonal transform having a shape A. For decoding, the spectral signals are inverse orthogonal transformed using a windowing function having a shape B different from the shape A. The degree of concentration of the energy of the spectral distribution may be raised and efficient encoding may be achieved even in case of modified DCT (MDCT) wherein the windowing function needs to satisfy a pre-set constraint.

Inventors: Tsutsui; Kyoya (Kanagawa, JP), Shimoyoshi; Osamu (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/14 (20060101); H03M 007/30 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017