A high speed deblocking filter architecture for H.264/AVC

Jinjia Zhou, Dajiang Zhou, Xun He, Satoshi Goto

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Abstract

In this paper, a high speed deblocking filter architecture for H.264/AVC is proposed to process one macroblock in 48 clock cycles and give real-time support to QFHD (3840x2160)@60fps sequences at less than 100MHz. 4 edge filters organized in 2 groups for simultaneously processing vertical and horizontal edges are applied in this architecture to enhance its throughput. While parallelism increases, pipeline hazards arise owing to the latency of edge filters and data dependency of deblocking algorithm. To solve this problem, a zig-zag processing schedule is proposed to eliminate the pipeline bubbles. Data path of the architecture is then derived according to the processing schedule and optimized through data flow merging, so as to minimize the cost of logic and internal buffer. Meanwhile, the architecture's data input rate is designed to be identical to its throughput, while the transmission order of input data can also match the zig-zag processing schedule. Therefore no intercommunication buffer is required between the deblocking filter and its previous component for speed matching or data reordering. As a result, only one 24x64 two-port SRAM as internal buffer is required in this design. When synthesized with SMIC 130nm process, the architecture costs a gate count of 30.2k, which is competitive considering its high performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2009
Pages63-66
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2009 - Busan
Duration: 2009 Nov 222009 Nov 24

Other

Other2009 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2009
CityBusan
Period09/11/2209/11/24

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Keywords

  • Deblocking
  • H.264/AVC
  • Parallel
  • Ultra high resolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Zhou, J., Zhou, D., He, X., & Goto, S. (2009). A high speed deblocking filter architecture for H.264/AVC. In 2009 International SoC Design Conference, ISOCC 2009 (pp. 63-66). [5423872] https://doi.org/10.1109/SOCDC.2009.5423872