Skip to Main Content
The MPEG reconfigurable video coding (RVC) framework is a new standard under development by MPEG that aims at providing a unified high-level specification of current MPEG video coding technologies. In this framework, a decoder is built as a configuration of video coding modules taken from the standard ldquoMPEG toolbox libraryrdquo. The elements of the library are specified by a textual description that expresses the I/O behavior of each module and by a reference software written using the CAL Actor Language. A decoder configuration is written in an XML dialect by connecting a set of CAL modules. Code generators are fundamental supports that enable the direct transformation of a high level specification to efficient hardware and software implementations. This paper presents a synthesis tool that from a CAL dataflow program generates C code and an associated SystemC model. Experimental results of the RVC Expertpsilas MPEG-4 simple profile decoder synthesis are reported. The generated code and the associated SystemC model are validated against the original CAL description which is simulated using the open dataflow environment.
Date of Conference: 8-10 Oct. 2008