25Application-Specific Instruction Set Processors for Video Processing

Sung Dae Kim

Myung Hoon Sunwoo

25.1 Introduction

With rapid progress in semiconductor technology, it is becoming feasible to have high-quality multimedia services using smart hand-held devices. Today, multimedia electronics like smart phones, smart pads, digital cameras, camcorders, smart TVs, and so on have become highly popular. Anyone can easily use these various multimedia equipments and can generate new creative multimedia contents by using them. Multimedia technologies have been developed with new applications. Various multimedia codecs have been standardized as MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.261, H.263, H.264/AVC [1], high-performance video coding (HVC) [2], and so on. The purpose ...

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