International Journal of Information Sciences and Computer Engineering
Currently, embedded multimedia devices are extensively present in the people lives. Deciding the correct main computing component is key for accomplishing a good balance between performances; consumption, retargetability and developing time of these devices are some of the basics that require be analyzed and well balanced. This paper offers the mapping of the same multimedia application (an MPEG-4 main profile) into diverse target platforms classically used in the embedded area. The design flow of their work begins on an MPEG-4 encoder depicted in Matlab and translated to C++ language which is converted to a SystemC hardware/software description.