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Informatics, Balkan Conference in (2009)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Sept. 17, 2009 to Sept. 19, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3783-2
pp: 59-63
Nowadays the real time video processing is becomingmore and more critical. Thus the systems used for these purposesrequire powerful computation of the data in order to have shortresponse time. Another attribute that is preferred for thesesystems to have, is versatility or offering the opportunity to bereconfigurable on demand. Co-design is a technique thatinvolves both software and hardware processing, to achieve thesegoals. The target of this paper is to discuss the implementation ofco-design in Xilinx Virtex II Pro FPGA with integrated PowerPCprocessor. The PowerPC core serves to execute the softwareapplication, while the FPGA cooperates with it. This cooperationprovides a meaningful acceleration and reduces the processorload, thus making the FPGA hardware the main part of theplatform. Another advantage of this technique is the opportunityto reconfigure the FPGA hardware as needed. We discuss how areal-time video processing can be run using this platform.Afterwards, the results achieved are compared with a thoseobtained from a software based solution only

H. Rexha and B. Çiço, "Implementing Codesign in Xilinx Virtex II Pro," Informatics, Balkan Conference in(BCI), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009, pp. 59-63.
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