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Recent developments in the areas of computer communications have enabled the deployment of a wide variety of multimedia applications. Among the various media, video is characterized by its stringent requirements in terms of processing power, storage and bandwidth. In this paper, we undertake the study of a parallel implementation of a software MPEG-2(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate evaluation of unclassified sequence variants in cancer predisposition genes is essential for clinical management and depends on a multifactorial analysis of clinical, genetic, pathologic, and bioinformatic variables and assays of transcript length and abundance. The integrity of assay data in turn relies on appropriate assay design,(More)
Germline inactivating mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are responsible for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOCS). Genetic testing of these genes is available, although approximately 15% of tests identify variants of uncertain significance (VUS). Classification of these variants into pathogenic or non-pathogenic type is an important(More)
Genes that, when mutated, cause Fanconi anemia or greatly increase breast cancer risk encode for proteins that converge on a homology-directed DNA damage repair process. Mutations in the SLX4 gene, which encodes for a scaffold protein involved in the repair of interstrand cross-links, have recently been identified in unclassified Fanconi anemia patients. A(More)
— In this paper we present some architectures to deal with fast convolution computation based on carry save adders which are intended to be specifically implemented on FPGAs. Carry–save adders are not frequent in FPGA implementations since FPGA has a fast carry propagation path. In this paper we prove that it is possible to use carry-save arithmetic in a(More)
In this paper MAP (maximum a posteriori) algorithm in the turbo decoder has been modified to use with the distributed video coding (DVC) decoder, when the parity bit stream is transmitted over a noisy/fading channel. The proposed modification allows independent probability distributions for the systematic and parity components at the input to the turbo(More)
This paper presents an educational platform for digital system practices with a conventional PCI bus interface, based on reconfigurable hardware especially useful for the designing of hardware accelerators and systems with a PCI bus interface. The aim of the platform is to provide students with a single tool to develop rapid prototypes that covers all(More)
A transform domain distributed video coding (DVC) codec is proposed using turbo trellis coded modulation (TTCM). TTCM symbols are generated at the DVC decoder using the side information and the parity bits received from the DVC encoder. These generated symbols are used at the TTCM-based DVC decoder to decode the bit stream. Simulation results show that a(More)