A new architecture for MPEG-2 real-time encoding

Mansour Zuair, Dikran Meliksetian, C. Y. Roger Chen

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A new architecture for real-time MPEG-2 encoding/decoding is presented in this paper. This architecture is based on an array of TI MVP's. The main feature of this architecture is it's programmability. The inherent parallelism of the MPEG-2 algorithm is investigated in order to map it to the processor array. An I/O algorithm for the major encoding function, motion estimation, is developed to demonstrate the possibility of overlapping processing and I/O.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-181
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 17 1997
EventMultimedia Hardware Architectures 1997 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Feb 8 1997Feb 14 1997


  • MPEG-2
  • Motion estimation
  • Multimedia video processor (MVP)
  • Real-time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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