Issue No. 04 - August (1996 vol. 16)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/40.526923
A broadband mediaprocessor extends and streamlines a general-purpose computer system to attain the goal of communicating and processing digital video, audio, data and RF signals at broadband rates using compiled, downloadable, software rather than special-purpose hardware. The instruction set, system facilities, and initial implementations of an architectural family of broadband mediaprocessors are introduced, and compiled software development is illustrated with an example and description of the development environment.
broadband, media, video, architecture, processor
C. Hansen, "MicroUnity's MediaProcessor Architecture," in IEEE Micro, vol. 16, no. , pp. 34-41, 1996.