A new approach of group-based VLC codec system with full table programmability

Citation
Bj. Shieh et al., A new approach of group-based VLC codec system with full table programmability, IEEE CIR SV, 11(2), 2001, pp. 210-221
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Eletrical & Eletronics Engineeing
Journal title
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
1051-8215 → ACNP
Volume
11
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
210 - 221
Database
ISI
SICI code
1051-8215(200102)11:2<210:ANAOGV>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
In this paper, the algorithm and architecture of a variable-length-code (VL C) codec system using a new group-based approach and achieving full table p rogrammability are presented. According to the proposed codeword grouping a nd symbol memory mapping, both group searching and encoding/decoding proced ures are completed by applying numerical properties and arithmetic operatio ns to codewords and symbol addresses, By a novel symbol conversion, the mem ory requirement of the encoding process is reduced and the programmability of codewords and symbols is achieved, For MPEG applications, a 0.6-mum CMOS design that performs concurrent VLC codec processes is shown. This VLSI im plementation occupies an area of 5.0 x 4.5 mm(2) with 110 k transistors and satisfies a coding table up to 256-entry 12-bit symbols and 16-bit codewor ds, In addition, both encoding and decoding throughputs of this design achi eve 100 Msymbols/s at a 100-MHz clock rate. Therefore, the proposed VLC cod ec system is suitable for applications which require high operation through put, such as HDTV, and simultaneous compression and decompression, such as videoconferencing.