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A High Performance and Low Power Hardware Architecture for H.264 Transform Coding

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Executive Summary

In the search for ever better and faster video compression standards H.264 was created. H.264 promises to be an excellent video format for use with a large range of applications and need for hardware acceleration of its very computationally intensive parts. To address this need, this paper proposes architecture for the DisCrete Transform (DCT) and quantization blocks from H.264. The first set of architectures for the DCT and quantization were optimized for power, which resulted in transform and quantizer blocks that use 10.5623 mW Power.

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