IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Online ISSN : 1745-1337
Print ISSN : 0916-8508
Special Section on Selected Papers from the 20th Workshop on Circuits and Systems in Karuizawa
A Performance Optimized Architecture of Deblocking Filter in H.264/AVC
Kyeong-Yuk MINJong-Wha CHONG
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2008 Volume E91.A Issue 4 Pages 1038-1043


In this paper, we propose memory and performance optimized architecture to accelerate the operation speed of adaptive deblocking filter for H.264/JVT/AVC video coding. The proposed deblocking filter executes loading/storing and filtering operations with only 192 cycles for 1 macroblock. Only 2×4×4 internal buffers and 32×16 internal SRAM are adopted for the buffering operation of deblocking filter with I/O bandwidth of 32 bit. The proposed architecture can process the filtering operation for 1 macroblock with less filtering cycles and lower memory sizes than some conventional approaches of realizing deblocking filter. The efficient hardware architecture is implemented with novel data arrangement, hybrid filter scheduling and minimum number of buffer. The proposed architecture is suitable for low cost and real-time applications, and the real-time decoding with 1080HD (1920×1088@30fps) can be easily achieved when working frequency is 70MHz.

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