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Design trends in multimedia hardware architectures
Author(s): Omid Fatemi; Sethuraman Panchanathan
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Paper Abstract

Multimedia processing presents challenges form the perspectives of both hardware and software. Each media in a multimedia environment requires different processes, techniques, algorithms and hardware implementations. Each of technologies involved in multimedia processing depends on VLSI implementation for cost efficiency. Although recent advance solved many hardware problems, but the high demands of multimedia processing require special architectural approaches. In this paper, we propose the categorization of main architectural alternatives for multimedia computing architecture design as in any other processor design namely: dedicated and programmable. Combination of dedicated and programmable modules in a multimedia architecture offers a compromise between the two strategies as an adapted architecture for multimedia purposes. The design trends in each category and the classification of different multimedia architectures are detailed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3311, Multimedia Hardware Architectures 1998, (26 March 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304668
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Omid Fatemi, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3311:
Multimedia Hardware Architectures 1998
Sethuraman Panchanathan; Frans Sijstermans; Subramania I. Sudharsanan, Editor(s)

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