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A Low Power and Error Tolerant Structure for Motion Estimation Core in H. 264/AVC Standard

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 67 - Number 3
Year of Publication: 2013
M. H. Sargolzaei

M H Sargolzaei. Article: A Low Power and Error Tolerant Structure for Motion Estimation Core in H.264/AVC Standard. International Journal of Computer Applications 67(3):19-23, April 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {M. H. Sargolzaei},
	title = {Article: A Low Power and Error Tolerant Structure for Motion Estimation Core in H.264/AVC Standard},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {67},
	number = {3},
	pages = {19-23},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}


Motion estimation is widely used for removing temporal data redundancy in many video coding systems. Motion estimation core is one of the biggest and the most complex cores in many of video coding standards. Nowadays, video systems are embedded into many of portable devices; hence, they need have a trade of between their power consumption and quality of output. Hardware failure is the most important reason of quality degradation in the RT level. In this paper, two RT level low power error tolerant methods are proposed for this important video compression core. The proposed methods can be used in conjunction with other higher or lower level error tolerant and power reduction methods that have been previously proposed for this component. Experimental results show that our methods have smaller area overhead, higher reliability, and lower power consumption than the existing methods for motion estimation.


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