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Survey of architectures for media processing
Author(s): Sethuraman Panchanathan; Omid Fatemi; Thinh Minh Le
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Paper Abstract

The advent of media processors is facilitating the rapid implementation of multimedia processing algorithms in various applications. Multimedia processing presents challenges from the perspectives of both hardware and software. Media processing solutions include Intel MMX, embedded memory-based processor arrays, and special purpose media processors such as Trimedia. In general, there are two approaches for multimedia processor design namely: Dedicated and Programmable. The objective of this paper is to present a detailed categorization of the various architectural alternatives for multimedia processing based on the programmability of hardware and data distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3422, Input/Output and Imaging Technologies, (18 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.311085
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Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State Univ. (United States)
Omid Fatemi, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Thinh Minh Le, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3422:
Input/Output and Imaging Technologies
Yusheng Tim Tsai; Teh-Ming Kung; Jan Larsen, Editor(s)

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