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New mediaprocessor and its image computing library
Author(s): Donglok Kim; Inga Stotland; Yongmin Kim
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Paper Abstract

High-performance mediaprocessors that aim oat high-level language programming without sacrificing much would be very desirable in many applications including medical imaging. Media Accelerated Processor (MAP) 1000 that is jointly being developed by Hitachi, Ltd. and Equator Technologies, Inc. is one of such next-generation mediaprocessors. We present the two main issues in programming these mediaprocessors, i.e., using C intrinsics and data flow control, which still requires a high degree of expertise in the detailed architectural features including many low-level instructions, handling input/output data transfers, and in- depth understanding of the algorithm. To ease the programming burden and allow flexible and efficient deployment of the MAP-based target system, we have developed the MAP University of Washington Image Computing Library (UWICL) for the MAP1000. Currently, it consists of 105 functions. The UWICL functions effectively decouple the data flow control and data processing in a flexible two-layered software structure, where the upper layer is responsible for the data transfer between on-chip cache and off-chip memory by utilizing the on-chip DMA controller in a double- buffering scheme and the lower layer performs the data processing. This hierarchy allows the flexibility to use the UWICL modules depending on how the application is implemented and/or the level of user's experience in programming the MAP1000 mediaprocessor.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3658, Medical Imaging 1999: Image Display, (26 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349433
Show Author Affiliations
Donglok Kim, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Inga Stotland, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Yongmin Kim, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3658:
Medical Imaging 1999: Image Display
Seong Ki Mun; Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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