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Embedded Software by Bob Perrin, Kamal Hyder, Rick Gentile, David J. Katz, Jason Andrews, Keith E. Curtis, Colin Walls, Robert Oshana, Jack Ganssle, Jean J. Labrosse

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Chapter 7. Techniques for Embedded Media Processing

David J. Katz

Rick Gentile

With the multimedia revolution in full swing, we’re becoming accustomed to toting around cell phones, PDAs, cameras, and MP3 players, concentrating our daily interactions into the palms of our hands. But given the usefulness of each gadget, it’s surprising how often we upgrade to “the latest and greatest” device. This is, in part, due to the fact that the cell phone we bought last year can’t support the new video clip playback feature touted in this year’s TV ads.

After all, who isn’t frustrated after discovering that his portable audio player gets tangled up over the latest music format? In addition, which overworked couple has the time, much less the inclination, to ...

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