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bitstream

Computing a sequence of digital data transmitted electronically

bitstream

(1) A series of bits. It typically refers to the transmission of data but may refer to that same set of data in memory or in storage. A bitstream may be structured in any number of formats, but the term is used at the hardware level when referring to the actual flow of data or a block of data in storage.

Bytestreams and Octet Streams
A stream of bytes, also called "octets," is a "bytestream" or "octet stream" and is naturally also a bitstream because bytes are made of eight bits.

Application/Octet Stream
An "application/octet stream" refers to bytes flowing over the Internet. See byte and octet.

(2) An audio mode on DVD and Blu-ray players. See Bitstream mode.
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Our Compliance Bitstream ATSC Format streams are the Consumer Electronics Association official test for certifying a receiver for the DTV logo.
Since the CL8000 architecture supports the same high level logic as a FLEX 8000 device, the ASIC conversion can be accomplished directly from the FPGA bitstream.
Clear Logic automatically converts each customer bitstream to laser configuration instructions and also generates test vectors with 100% fault coverage at the factory, in about an hour.
The only thing the customer engineer has to do is give us his bitstream file or a programmed configuration EPROM.
Our Compliance Bitstreams are the industry's most complete objective standard for testing ATSC decoders," said Dean Malmstrom, head of DTV Professional Products at Sarnoff.
ATSC Compliance Bitstreams run on readily available bitstream players, are fast and easy to use, and perform the most comprehensive set of tests available.
The Sarnoff ATSC Compliance Bitstreams, delivered on a set of CD-ROMs, cause a receiver to decode and display a series of test frames.
Headquartered in Cambridge Massachusetts, USA, Bitstreams stock is traded on the National Market System under the NASDAQ symbol "BITS.
Bitstream Font Navigator 3 Provides Windows Users with a
Bitstream is a registered trademark and Font Navigator is a trademark of Bitstream Inc.
Our compliance bitstreams will enable development of a new generation of receivers that will be ready for HDTV," said Terrence R.
Major test and equipment manufacturers that license Sarnoff's compliance bitstreams include: