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Design of multiprocessor DSP chip set for superhigh-definition image processing
Author(s): Tatsuya Fujii; Tomoko Sawabe; Mitsuru Nomura; Tetsuro Fujii; Sadayasu Ono
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Paper Abstract

This paper details the design of a DSP chip set for NOVI-III, a massively parallel digital signal processing system for super high definition (SHD) image coding. In the first step, achieving real-time SHD image processing, we implemented the JPEG coding algorithm on the highly parallel DSP system called NOVI-II HiPIPE, and evaluated its processing performance. The result shows that a real-time CODEC must have an average computational performance of over 100 GFlops (floating point operations) to process SHD motion images. Based on our experience of still SHD image coding, a new DSP chip set is being designed for NOVI-III. The chip set consists of three main chips. The first chip is a vector processor that, in its original form, had a peak performance of 120 MFlops. It is being redesigned to achieve a peak performance of 540 MFlops with 0.5 micrometers fabrication technology. Second is an intercommunication network switch that has six 400 Mbps data links. Third is a RISC type DSP core which controls the vector processor, communication switch and internal memories. This DSP core also has a special function that efficiently performs the bit operations required by the Huffman coding process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1818, Visual Communications and Image Processing '92, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131430
Show Author Affiliations
Tatsuya Fujii, NTT Transmission Systems Labs. (Japan)
Tomoko Sawabe, NTT Transmission Systems Labs. (Japan)
Mitsuru Nomura, NTT Transmission Systems Labs. (Japan)
Tetsuro Fujii, NTT Transmission Systems Labs. (Japan)
Sadayasu Ono, NTT Transmission Systems Labs. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1818:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '92
Petros Maragos, Editor(s)

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