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encoder

[en′kōd·ər]
(computer science)
In character recognition, that class of printer which is usually designed for the specific purpose of printing a particular type font in predetermined positions on certain size forms.
(electronics)
In an electronic computer, a network or system in which only one input is excited at a time and each input produces a combination of outputs.
(analytical chemistry)

encoder

(algorithm, hardware)
Any program, circuit or algorithm which encodes.

Example usages: "MPEG encoder", "NTSC encoder", "RealAudio encoder".

encoder

(hardware)
A sensor or transducer for converting rotary motion or position to a series of electronic pulses.

encoder

A hardware device or software that assigns a code to represent data. See encode and encoding system.
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The ''Global and Chinese Video Encoder Industry, 2016 Market Research Report'' is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Video Encoder Market with a focus on the Chinese market.
When the Hall effect technology is used in absolute magnetic rotary encoders, the encoders may incorporate a Wiegand sensor, which allows the encoder to monitor and count shaft rotation even when power is not applied to the encoder.
Hardware designers receive Verilog RTL source code, Verilog behavioral models, a comprehensive test suite, synthesis scripts, and documentation for integrating the JPEG2000 Encoder into a system-on-chip.
According to Ranger's Campbell, "Servo defines a combination of motor and controls, consisting of an actual servomotor and an encoder in a closed-loop feedback system.