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High level H.264/AVC video encoder parallelization for multiprocessor implementation

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4 Author(s)
Zrida, H.K. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Sfax Univ., Sfax ; Jemai, A. ; Ammari, A.C. ; Abid, M.

H.264/AVC (advanced video codec) is a new video coding standard developed by a joint effort of the ITU-TVCEG and ISO/IEC MPEG. This standard provides higher coding efficiency relative to former standards at the expense of higher computational requirements. Implementing the H.264 video encoder for an embedded system-on-chip (SoC) is a big challenge. For an efficient implementation, we motivate the use of multiprocessor platforms for the execution of a parallel model of the encoder. In this paper, we propose a high-level independent target-architecture parallelization methodology for the development of an optimized parallel model of a H.264/AVC encoder (i.e. a processes network model balanced in communication and computation workload).

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Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition, 2009. DATE '09.

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20-24 April 2009