Issue No. 04 - July/August (2002 vol. 19)
<p>Eclipse is a scalable architecture template for designing data-dependent stream-processing subsystems of media-processing SoCs. It combines application configuration flexibility with the efficiency of function-specific coprocessors that concurrently execute the tasks of one or more applications. New media applications such as high definition digital television, set-top boxes with time-shift functionality, 3D games, video conferencing, and MPEG-4 interactivity have generated a demand for increasingly flexible consumer electronics products. These products are evolving into multifunctional devices that combine a set of media applications. The required set of applications and their format vary per product, per country, and over time as standards evolve.</p>
M. J. Rutten et al., "A Heterogeneous Multiprocessor Architecture for Flexible Media Processing," in IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 19, no. , pp. 39-50, 2002.