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An apparatus and method for processing video data for compression/decompression in real-time. The apparatus comprises a plurality of compute modules, in a preferred embodiment, for a total of four compute modules coupled in parallel. Each of the compute modules has a processor, dual port memory, scratch-pad memory, and an arbitration mechanism. A first bus couples the compute modules and a host processor. Lastly, the device comprises a shared memory which is coupled to the host processor and to the compute modules with a second bus. The method handles assigning portions of the image for each of the processors to operate upon.

Title
Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding image data
Application Number
7/705284
Publication Number
5212742
Application Date
May 24, 1991
Publication Date
May 18, 1993
Inventor
Ke Chiang Chu
Saratoga
CA, US
Daniel W Wright
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Chia L Yeh
Saratoga
CA, US
James O Normile
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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