3Application-Specific Multimedia Architecture

Tung-Chien Chen

Tzu-Der Chuang

Liang-Gee Chen

3.1 Introduction

Multimedia applications, such as radio, audio, camera phone, digital camera, camcorder, and mobile broadcasting TV, are increasingly popular as the technologies of image sensor, communication, VLSI manufacture, and video coding standards have made great progress. Among various multimedia applications, video and image applications are always attractive, but the required transmission bandwidth or storage size is also much larger than others. Hence many image and video coding standards such as JPEG, JEPG-2000, MPEG series, and H.26x-series are established to compress image and video data in order to save the required transmission bandwidth ...

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