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im·prov

 (ĭm′prŏv′)
n. Informal
1. Improvisation: practiced improv with my acting class.
2. An improvisation: did a funny improv about looking for a job.

improv

(ˈɪmprɒv)
n
improvised performance, esp by a comedian

im•prov•i•sa•tion

(ɪmˌprɒv əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌɪm prə və-)

n.
1. an act of improvising.
2. something improvised.
[1780–90]
Translations

improv

[ˈɪmprɒv] nimpro f

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As time went on and the musicians did their riffs, couples joined other couples, separated into single improvs, or became an ensemble for a time.
Improv and designer-defined DSPs are registered trademarks or trademarks of Improv Systems, Inc.
Improv Systems, a pioneer in application-optimized digital signal processors (DSPs), today announced that Thrane & Thrane, one of the world's leading manufacturers of global, high-speed satellite communications terminals, will use Improv Systems' multi processor Jazz DSP(tm) to create a next-generation ground station satellite communications modem.
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Improv Systems(TM), a pioneer in application-optimized DSPs(TM), has announced the addition of two new board members.
Improv Systems, a pioneer in designer-defined DSPs(TM) for communications and media, today launched its Ensemble(TM) Partner Program with 15 companies participating.
As part of the agreement, ITRI will work with Improv to jointly develop reference platforms that demonstrate integration of Improv's technology with a host microprocessor (ARM or MIPS) executing protocol and signaling stacks.
Today, at the Embedded Systems Conference, Improv Systems, a pioneer in configurable DSPs for communications and media, announced its Jazz PSA tools have received a `Seal of Approval' rating from EEMBC Certification Labs (ECL).
Developers of embedded systems want the efficiency and reliability of standard RTOS's such as Wind River's for most of their application development and also need to incorporate unique processor architectures like Jazz in order to differentiate their end products," said Steve Brightfield, vice president of marketing for Improv.
0, a HW/SW CoDesign environment, Improv has incorporated an automated processor configuration tool (Jazz Composer 2), that produces customized Jazz 2 processors in under an hour.
The new Improv Jazz Rehearsal Core Module for the ARM(R) Integrator Platform delivers an FPGA implementation of up to three of Improv's Jazz processors, each contained on an individual, stackable card.
I'm excited to be joining Improv Systems at this important time in the company's development," said Michael Calise.