Area-Efficient Reconfigurable Architecture for Media Processing

Yukio MITSUYAMA  Kazuma TAKAHASHI  Rintaro IMAI  Masanori HASHIMOTO  Takao ONOYE  Isao SHIRAKAWA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E91-A   No.12   pp.3651-3662
Publication Date: 2008/12/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e91-a.12.3651
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on VLSI Design and CAD Algorithms)
Category: Embedded, Real-Time and Reconfigurable Systems
Keyword: 
reconfigurable,  media processing,  multi-standard,  area-efficiency,  dynamic reconfiguration,  

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Summary: 
An area-efficient dynamically reconfigurable architecture is proposed, which is dedicated to media processing. To implement a compact but high performance device, which can be used in consumer applications, the reconfigurable architecture distinctively performs 8-bit operations required for media processing whereas fine-grained operations are executed with the cooperation of a host processor. A heterogeneous reconfigurable array is composed of four types of cells, for which configuration data size is reduced by focusing application domain on media processing. Implementation results show that a multi-standard video decoding can be achieved by the proposed reconfigurable architecture with 1.11.4 mm2 in a 90 nm CMOS technology.