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A novel HDTV video decoder and decentralized control scheme

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3 Author(s)
Hui Wang ; Dept. of Inf. Sci. & Electron. Eng., Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou, China ; Xun Mao ; Lu Yu

A novel dedicated architecture for an HDTV video decoding chip is developed. Each task is mapped to a highly optimized hardware unit by classifying the video processing tasks into three levels. On the function level, a data driven architecture is adopted to make each processing unit operate once the processing data and buffer are available. Therefore the high computing efficiency of each unit is exploited, hardware is saved, and the computing capability is maximized compared with conventional pipeline decoder. On the system level, a decentralized control scheme is designed to provide high efficient communication between all the processing units to yield the best overall performance. Moreover it features simple control logic and minimum size of the connecting buffers

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IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics  (Volume:47 ,  Issue: 4 )