In this paper, we present a hardware implementation of an embedded wavelet coding system using the Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT) algorithm. The coding system can be switched to perform encoding and decoding on the same device. The input into the system during encoding is a stream of image pixels and the output is an encoded bit stream ready for transmission. The system produces the reconstructed image data from the received bit stream during decoding. The coding system consists of discrete wavelet transform (DWT) and IDWT modules and tree searching quantization (TS) and ITS modules. It uses two memory banks for processing: coefficient memory bank and subtree memory bank. To reduce storage requirements, the coefficient memory bank is used at different stages of processing to store the image pixels or wavelet coefficients. In the encoding stage, the coefficient memory bank contains the image pixels initially. After the DWT is performed, the memory bank contains the wavelet coefficients. During decoding, the coefficient memory bank stores the reconstructed coefficients and after the IDWT contains the decoded image pixels.
|Title of host publication||ISCAS 2001 - 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Conference Proceedings|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 01 Dec 2001|
|Event||2001 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2001 - Sydney, NSW, Australia|
Duration: 06 May 2001 → 09 May 2001
|Conference||2001 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2001|
|Period||06/05/01 → 09/05/01|