A toolset for the analysis and optimization of motion estimation algorithms and processors

T Spiteri, G Vafiadis, JL Nunez-Yanez

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Abstract

This paper presents a reconfigurable processor designed to execute user-defined block-matching motion estimation algorithms, and a toolset for the design of such algorithms and for the configuration of the processor. The toolset enables the exploration of the processor's design space in order to find an optimal configuration depending on the target application. The use of the toolset to test different configurations for different kinds of video sequences is illustrated. Experimental results show the benefits and cost of certain optimizations in the motion estimation process, and that fast block-matching search algorithms can outperform full search algorithms commonly used in hardware implementations. The usefulness of the toolset in exploring the configuration space is also shown.
Translated title of the contributionA toolset for the analysis and optimization of motion estimation algorithms and processors
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, 2009 (FPL 2009), Prague
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages423 - 428
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)19461488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
EventInternational Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Aug 2009 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period1/08/09 → …

Bibliographical note

Rose publication type: Conference contribution

Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation

Sponsorship: The authors gratefully acknowledge the support obtained from the UK EPSRC under grant number EP/E062164/1.

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    Spiteri, T., Vafiadis, G., & Nunez-Yanez, JL. (2009). A toolset for the analysis and optimization of motion estimation algorithms and processors. In International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications, 2009 (FPL 2009), Prague (pp. 423 - 428). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). https://doi.org/10.1109/FPL.2009.5272247