Date: 24 August 2015
Venue: Tai Fung Lecture Hall, E4, G051
Speaker: Prof. Myung Hoon Sunwoo, Professor of University of Ajou, in Suwon, Korea, Chair of the IEEE CASS
Topic: Low Power Motion Estimation Specific Instruction-set Processors (MESIP):Novel design challenge for nano technology era
ASICs have been widely used to implement Motion Estimation (ME) algorithms, however, ASICs should be redesigned whenever changes are made in algorithms. Because of soaring non-recurring engineering (NRE) costs, ASIC solutions are not practical when dealing with rapidly changing ME algorithms. Recently, Application Specific Instruction-set Processors (ASIPs) which can give both relatively high performance low power of ASICs and flexibility of processor shave emerged as promising solutions. This talk introduces a Motion Estimation Specific Instruction-set Processor (MESIP) for video applications having two types of pattern registers and a special instruction set, which can efficiently support various ME algorithms. MESIP can significantly reduce the number of cycles, and memory accesses and thus, dramatically save power consumption. MESIP has been implemented with the IBM’s 90nmCMOS technology and has 203K gates excluding memory and it can reduce the number of the required instructions by up to 18.9% compared with the existing ME processors. Hence, ASIP can be a promising solution to implement rapidly changing various applications and it can save huge NRE costs in nano technology era.
The lecture is open to the public
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