Computational∗RAM implementation of MPEG-2 for real-time encoding

T. M. Le, W. M. Snelgrove, S. Panchanathan

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In this paper, a Computational Random Access Memory (C∗RAM) implementation of MPEG-2 video compression standard is presented. This implementation has the advantage of processing image/video data in parallel and directly in the frame buffers. Therefore, savings in execution time and I/O bandwidth due to massively parallel on-chip computation and reduction in the data transfer among chips is achieved. As a result, MPEG-2 video encoding can be realized in real-time on a programmable 64Mb DRAM-based C∗RAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-193
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 17 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventMultimedia Hardware Architectures 1997 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Feb 8 1997Feb 14 1997


  • Logic in memory
  • MPEG
  • Parallel processing
  • SIMD architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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