Memory allocation for multi-resolution image processing

Yasuhiro Kobayashi, Masanori Hariyama, Michitaka Kameyama

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Hierarchical approaches using multi-resolution images are well-known techniques to reduce the computational amount without degrading quality. One major issue in designing image processors is to design a memory system that supports parallel access with a simple interconnection network. The complexity of the interconnection network mainly depends on memory allocation; it maps pixels onto memory modules and determines the required number of memory modules. This paper presents a memory allocation method to minimize the number of memory modules for image processing using multi-resolution images. For efficient search, the proposed method exploits the regularity of window-type image processing. A practical example demonstrates that the number of memory modules is reduced to less than 14% that of conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2386-2397
Number of pages12
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct


  • High-level synthesis
  • Interconnection-aware architecture
  • Stereo vision


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