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Hardware/Software Architectures for Low-Power Embedded Multimedia Systems


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 1-14
  3. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 15-47
  4. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 49-67
  5. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 69-122
  6. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 123-155
  7. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 157-166
  8. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 167-182
  9. Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel
    Pages 183-189
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 208-208

About this book


The extreme complexity/energy requirements and context-aware processing nature of multimedia applications stimulate the need for adaptive low-power embedded multimedia systems with high-performance. Run-time adaptivity is required to react to the run-time varying scenarios (e.g., quality and performance constraints, available energy, input data). 

This book presents techniques for energy reduction in adaptive embedded multimedia systems, based on dynamically reconfigurable processors.  The approach described will enable designers to meet performance/area constraints, while minimizing video quality degradation, under various, run-time scenarios.  Emphasis is placed on implementing power/energy reduction at various abstraction levels. To enable this, novel techniques for adaptive energy management at both processor architecture and application architecture levels are presented, such that both hardware and software adapt together, minimizing overall energy consumption under unpredictable, design-/compile-time scenarios.

  • Introduces general concepts and requirements of embedded multimedia systems based on advanced video codecs, dynamically reconfigurable processors, and low-power techniques in reconfigurable computing;
  • Describes novel techniques and concepts for providing adaptivity and energy reduction jointly at processor and application architecture levels;
  • Provides techniques for enabling run-time configurability for quality vs. energy consumption tradeoff at the application level


Adaptive Low-Power Reconfigurable Processor Advanced Video Coding Architecture Dynamically Reconfigurable Processors Embedded Multimedia Systems H.264 H.264/AVC HEVC High-Efficiency Video Coding Integrated Circuits and Systems JCT-VC

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Hardware/Software Architectures for Low-Power Embedded Multimedia Systems
  • Authors Muhammad Shafique
    Jörg Henkel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4419-9691-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8827-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-9692-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 223
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Circuits and Systems
    Processor Architectures
    Energy, general
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