Power Aware H.264/AVC Video Player on PAC Dual-Core SoC Platform

  • Jia-Ming Chen
  • Chih-Hao Chang
  • Shau-Yin Tseng
  • Jenq-Kuen Lee
  • Wei-Kuan Shih
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4096)


This paper proposes a novel power-aware scheme of H.264/AVC video player for the PAC SoC platform based on its modern dual-core architecture with DVFS capability. Energy/power is saved by the global view of power state transitions on the dual-core subsystem according to a user’s behaviors of playing a video. When the user stays in continuous video decoding, a fine-grain power-aware scheme is devised to save the energy/power in advance. Especially the fine-grain model is suitable for any standard coded H.264/AVC video without extra modifications. We also discuss a workable reduction technique when imprecise video decoding time is permitted under soft real-time constraint. For a similar SoC platform with the dual-core architecture and DVFS capability, the idea presented here is, to the best of our knowledge, the first power-aware design of H.264/AVC video player.


Power-aware Dual-Core SoC DVFS H.264/AVC 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia-Ming Chen
    • 1
  • Chih-Hao Chang
    • 2
  • Shau-Yin Tseng
    • 2
  • Jenq-Kuen Lee
    • 1
  • Wei-Kuan Shih
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceNational Tsing Hua UniversityHsinchuTaiwan
  2. 2.SoC Integration Division of STCITRIHsinchuTaiwan

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