Radiated Signal Cruncher for Video Displays
Original Publication Date: 1987-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Mixing a meaningless character signal with the actual character signal to be displayed on a CRT provides a safer, and often less expensive, intelligence protection for, say, PC terminals than conventional shielding, as it simulates the presence of several active terminals, which does not allow reading the radiated signal of a specific terminal. Such a radiated signal cruncher essentially consists of two parts. A duplication of the circuitry driving the CRT and a random character generator. The random character generator takes its drive signal by random pulse selection from the actual signal to be displayed. It generates an equivalent character without significance which drives the duplicated or simulated CRT driver circuitry.