Efficient Memory Organization Framework for JPEG2000 Entropy Codec

Hiroki SUGANO  Takahiko MASUZAKI  Hiroshi TSUTSUI  Takao ONOYE  Hiroyuki OCHI  Yukihiro NAKAMURA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E92-A   No.8   pp.1970-1977
Publication Date: 2009/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E92.A.1970
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Signal Processing)
Category: Realization
Keyword: 
JPEG2000,  entropy codec,  hardware,  memory organization,  

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Summary: 
The encoding/decoding process of JPEG2000 requires much more computation power than that of conventional JPEG mainly due to the complexity of the entropy encoding/decoding. Thus usually multiple entropy codec hardware modules are implemented in parallel to process the entropy encoding/decoding. This module, however, requests many small-size memories to store intermediate data, and when multiple modules are implemented on a chip, employment of the large number of SRAMs increases difficulty of whole chip layout. In this paper, an efficient memory organization framework for the entropy encoding/decoding module is proposed, in which not only existing memory organizations but also our proposed novel memory organization methods are attempted to expand the design space to be explored. As a result, the efficient memory organization for a target process technology can be explored.