front-end processor


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front-end processor

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(Computer Science) a small computer that receives data from input devices and performs some initial processing tasks on it before passing it to a more powerful computer for final processing
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It facilitates the exchange of information among a portal and the front-end processor.
In addition to achieving record levels of revenue, we saw an acceleration of our design win success across our multi-core processors, knowledge-based processors, physical layer products and digital front-end processor portfolio."
(TAEC) has introduced it's first 3D comb filter front-end processor. Designated TC90A92AFG, the highly integrated, high-performance comb filter front-end processor produces high picture quality digital YCbCr from the input of composite, S-video, or component video through the integration of 3D-YCS, 3L-YCS, 3D-YNR/CNR, digital multi-standard color decoding and picture improvement functions.
According to the company, the new OTI-9073 front-end processor, combined with one of Oak's single chip controllers and a hardware and firmware reference design, creates one of the industry's most fully integrated, flexible, and cost-effective system solutions, and significantly reduces the OEM's (original equipment manufacturer) time-to-market.
The suite also includes: Profile/WebConsumer, a Web-based, Internet front-end processor for retail and commercial banking applications; Profile for Windows, a native Windows client application for customer service and teller functions; Profile/WebTools, a set of six packaged tools to assist with developing client-side code for various applications intended to interface with Profile; and Profile/FMS (Financial Management System), a multi-company, multi- currency, cost center-based accounting system.
This is accomplished by placing a multilayer switch in front of an existing router as a "router front end." Conceptually, this approach is much like the front-end processor (FEP) of a mainframe in which the FEP handles straightforward communications while the more expensive central processing unit (CPU) sitting behind it resolves larger matters.
When an alarm goes off at a Bank One facility in these regions, it travels back to the front-end processor as it had done in the past.
Softcopy-to-hardcopy conversion is provided using an electron-beam hardcopy reconstruction unit (HRU) and front-end processor. The front-end processor receives imagery from the SES in JSIPS common format, decompresses and buffers the imagery, translates the support data into titling information and transmits the imagery and associated titling to the HRU for printing onto film.
A typical use is as a front-end processor for a message system, which scans each message for stored terms and routes messages based on content.