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Evaluation of architectures for an ASP MPEG-4 decoder using a system-level design methodology
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Paper Abstract

Trends in multimedia consumer electronics, digital video and audio, aim to reach users through low-cost mobile devices connected to data broadcasting networks with limited bandwidth. An emergent broadcasting network is the digital audio broadcasting network (DAB) which provides CD quality audio transmission together with robustness and efficiency techniques to allow good quality reception in motion conditions. This paper focuses on the system-level evaluation of different architectural options to allow low bandwidth digital video reception over DAB, based on video compression techniques. Profiling and design space exploration techniques are applied over the ASP MPEG-4 decoder in order to find out the best HW/SW partition given the application and platform constraints. An innovative SystemC-based system-level design tool, called CASSE, is being used for modelling, exploration and evaluation of different ASP MPEG-4 decoder HW/SW partitions. System-level trade offs and quantitative data derived from this analysis are also presented in this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5837, VLSI Circuits and Systems II, (30 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.608807
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Luz Garcia, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Victor Reyes, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Dacil Barreto, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Gustavo Marrero, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Tomas Bautista, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
Antonio Nunez, Univ. of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5837:
VLSI Circuits and Systems II
Jose Fco. Lopez; Francisco V. Fernandez; Jose Maria Lopez-Villegas; Jose M. de la Rosa, Editor(s)

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