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The on-chip line buffer dominates the total area and power of line-based 2-D discrete wavelet transform (DWT). In this paper, a memory-efficient VLSI implementation scheme for line-based 2-D DWT is proposed, which consists of two parts, the wordlength analysis methodology and the multiple-lifting scheme. The required wordlength of on-chip memory is determined firstly by use of the proposed wordlength analysis methodology, and a memory-efficient VLSI implementation scheme for line-based 2-D DWT, named multiple-lifting scheme, is then proposed. The proposed wordlength analysis methodology can guarantee to avoid overflow of coefficients, and the average difference between predicted and experimental quality level is only 0.1 dB in terms of PSNR. The proposed multiple-lifting scheme can reduce not only at least 50% on-chip memory bandwidth but also about 50% area of line buffer in 2-D DWT module.
Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:17 , Issue: 7 )
Date of Publication: July 2007