Survey of architectures for media processing

Sethuraman Panchanathan, O. Fatemi, T. M. Le

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The advent of media processors is facilitating the rapid implementation of multimedia processing algorithms in various applications. Multimedia processing presents challenges from the perspectives of both hardware and software. Media processing solutions include Intel MMX, embedded memory-based processor arrays, and special purpose media processors such as Trimedia. In general, there are two approaches for multimedia processor design namely: Dedicated and Programmable. The objective of this paper is to present a detailed categorization of the various architectural alternatives for multimedia processing based on the programmability of hardware and data distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-209
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1998
EventInput/Output and Imaging Technologies - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jul 9 1998Jul 11 1998


  • Adapted architectures
  • Dedicated Processors
  • MIMD
  • Media Processing
  • Multimedia Hardware architectures
  • Programmable Architectures
  • SIMD
  • Video Processors

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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