An Efficient Implementation Method of a Metric Computation Accelerator for Fractal Image Compression Using Reconfigurable Hardware

Hidehisa NAGANO  Akihiro MATSUURA  Akira NAGOYA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E84-A   No.1   pp.372-377
Publication Date: 2001/01/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: VLSI Design Technology and CAD
Keyword: 
fractal image compression,  metric computation,  reconfigurable hardware,  pipeline processing,  

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Summary: 
This paper proposes a method for implementing a metric computation accelerator for fractal image compression using reconfigurable hardware. The most time-consuming part in the encoding of this compression is computation of metrics among image blocks. In our method, each processing element (PE) configured for an image block accelerates these computations by pipeline processing. Furthermore, by configuring the PE for a specific image block, we can reduce the number of adders, which are the main computing elements, by a half even in the worst case.