Design of silicon IP cores for biorthogonal wavelet transforms

S. Masud, John McCanny

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A methodology for rapid silicon design of biorthogonal wavelet transform systems has been developed. This is based on generic, scalable architectures for the forward and inverse wavelet filters. These architectures offer efficient hardware utilisation by combining the linear phase property of biorthogonal filters with decimation and interpolation. The resulting designs have been parameterised in terms of types of wavelet and wordlengths for data and coefficients. Control circuitry is embedded within these cores that allows them to be cascaded for any desired level of decomposition without any interface logic. The time to produce silicon designs for a biorthogonal wavelet system is only the time required to run synthesis and layout tools with no further design effort required. The resulting silicon cores produced are comparable in area and performance to hand-crafted designs. These designs are also portable across a range of foundries and are suitable for FPGA and PLD implementations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-196
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of VLSI signal processing systems for signal, image and video technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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