AVC Entropy Coding for MPEG Reconfigurable Video Coding

The emergence of the Reconfigurable Video Coding (RVC) Standard has led to the development of its accompanying decoding Video Tool Library (VTL). This library is comprised of a set of video coding tool also referred to as Functional Units (FUs) that are combined to form the different video decoders. This paper introduces a set of FUs that represent potential contributors to the RVC Encoding Toolbox corresponding to the AVC baseline profile entropy coding modules. The modules are implemented using RVC-CAL, and has been synthesized into hardware targeting the Virtex 5 FPGA. A novel memory model for the Look Up Tables (LUTs) is also introduced and introduces up to 31.5% of savings in the space required to store them. The results being compared to other implementations from the literature show substantial improvement to traditional implementation approaches using C/C++ or VHDL conclude the paper.

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ECSI Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing, Sophia Antipolis, France, September 2009

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