A new 3-phase design exploration methodology for video processor design

Wing Yee Lo, Pak Kong Lun, Wan Chi Siu

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Abstract

When making video processor design, conventional design exploration methodologies take extremely long time in parameter optimization but the final design may not necessarily meet the application requirements since the architecture cannot deviate too much from the initial design. To speed up the design process, statistical performance models were used to guide the simulation; however their accuracy is questionable. In this paper, a new 3-phase design exploration methodology for video processor is proposed. It makes use of an almost cycle-accurate performance model to provide information for refining the processor architecture. It can derive the optimal architecture in a much shorter period of time than the conventional methods. We successfully implemented a few video coding/decoding applications on the video processor derived from the proposed methodology. Simulation results show that it outperforms other video processors in both cost and performance perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCAS 2012 - 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Pages1331-1334
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 20 May 201223 May 2012

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period20/05/1223/05/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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