Advanced video systems running multiple applications require an efficient distribution of system resources. An adaptable computing system can be created with a reconfigurable Network-on-Chip (NoC). Execution of multiple multimedia processing tasks implicitly ask for a reservation-based Quality-of-Service (QoS) control. However, pure reservation-based systems have rigid rules for assigning resource budgets, leading to a slow reaction time on activity change or a long reconfiguration time. In this paper, we present an application-specific QoS solution that combines a reservation-based approach with a run-time adaptation facility. We demonstrate this framework by mapping an MPEG-4 arbitrary-shaped video decoder on an NoC of eight ARM cores with specific monitoring features in the network (e.g. Æthereal NoC). First, we have found that our advanced QoS can save up to 32% of communication resources. Second, we have obtained experimental results showing the absolute PSNR of approximately 35 dB with a quality improvement of 1-5 dB, using the "Stefan" tennis sequence, as compared to the implementation with reservation-based approach only.. © 2006 IEEE.
|Titel||2006 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Consumer Electronics, ISCE 2006, 28 June 2006 through 1 July 2006, St.Petersburg|
|Plaats van productie||Piscataway|
|Uitgeverij||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - 2006|