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macroblock

A square group of pixels, typically 8x8 or 16x16, that is treated as an entity for compression and decompression. See chroma subsampling and blocking artifacts.
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In order to formulate a fitness function in the PSO, the watermarked image quality and robustness quantitatively in a macro block should be measured.
The system extracts video quality at the macro block level from the Elementary Stream (ES) and reports results to a PC using Ethernet networking (TCP/IP, UDP, SNMP).
This new Far Eastern distributor ensures that there is worldwide sales and support for Circuit Semantics' suite of cell and macro block characterization, and static timing analysis solutions that are needed by IC designers because they reduce the design cycle of today's large, high performance designs.
Circuit Semantics has the solutions that support the characterization and static timing analysis of high performance SoC components whether at the cell, macro block, IP, or full chip SoC level.
Second, a fixed macro block provides customers with a fast time-to-market solution.
18um EEPROM process technology has been qualified and characterized successfully using 1 mega bit macro blocks.
Concept's schematic visualization engine gives designers compelling visibility, improved control, and easier validation of the characterization process, especially for large macro blocks," said Jim McCanny, CEO of Altos Design Automation.
Variety MX leverages technology from Liberate MX to perform "automatic probing" and "dynamic partitioning" to address the runtime and accuracy challenges that arise from statistical characterization of large macro blocks that often comprise millions of transistors.
today announced its latest product Liberate MX, an ultra-fast, general purpose library characterizer for memories and custom macro blocks.
and EdXact SA today announced that they are partnering to further improve characterization turn-around time especially for large cells and macro blocks.
Full OCP protocol compliance checking ensures that the macro blocks interconnected are free from communication defects.
The new enhanced macro placer within the Amplify RapidChip Pro software reduces the need for customers to manually floorplan the memory and macro blocks within the RapidChip device, while also minimizing design iterations.