Media Processing LSI Architectures for Automotives -- Challenges and Future Trends --

Ichiro KURODA  Shorin KYO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C   No.10   pp.1850-1857
Publication Date: 2007/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.10.1850
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Technology toward Frontiers of New Market)
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Keyword: 
car electronics,  image recognition,  computer vision,  3D graphics,  parallel processor,  graphics processing unit (GPU),  

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Summary: 
This paper presents media processor architectures for automotive applications. Media processing applications with their requirements for LSI implementations are first described for vision based driver assistance as well as graphical user interface for car navigation using 3D graphics. Then, parallel processing architectures for vision and graphics in these applications are reviewed with their performance and cost. After that, future trends of automotive media processing such as integration of vision and 3D graphics functions are shown with their applications and the required performance. Moreover, parallel processing architectures are discussed for the integration of vision and graphics. Finally, an prospect of a next-generation media processing LSI for automotives is provided.