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Automatic Generation of Spatial and Temporal Memory Architectures for Embedded Video Processing Systems

EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20062007:075368

DOI: 10.1155/2007/75368

Received: 1 May 2006

Accepted: 15 October 2006

Published: 27 December 2006

Abstract

This paper presents a tool for automatic generation of the memory management implementation for spatial and temporal real-time video processing systems targeting field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The generator creates all the necessary memory and control functionality for a functional spatio-temporal video processing system. The required memory architecture is automatically optimized and mapped to the FPGAs' memory resources thus producing an efficient implementation in terms of used internal resources. The results in this paper show that the tool is able to efficiently and automatically generate all required memory management modules for both spatial and temporal real-time video processing systems.

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Authors’ Affiliations

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Electronics Design Division, Department of Information Technology and Media, Mid Sweden University

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