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A pipeline video decoder and decompression system handles a plurality of separately encoded bit streams arranged as a single serial bit stream of digital bits and having separately encoded pairs of control codes and corresponding data carried in the serial bit stream. The pipeline system employs a plurality of interconnected stages to decode and decompress the single bit stream, including a start code detector. When in a search mode, the start code detector searches for a specific start code corresponding to one of multiple compression standards. The start code detector responding to the single serial bit stream generates control tokens and data tokens. A respective one of the tokens includes a plurality of data words. Each data word has an extension bit which indicates a presence of additional words therein. The data words are thereby unlimited in number. A token decode circuit positioned in certain of the stages recognizes certain of the tokens as control tokens pertinent to that stage and passes unrecognized control tokens to a succeeding stage. A reconfigurable decode and parser processing means positioned in certain of the stages is responsive to a recognized control token and reconfigures a particular stage to handle an identified data token. Methods relating to the decoder and decompression system include processing steps relating thereto.

Title
Multistandard video decoder and decompression system for processing encoded bit streams including start codes and methods relating thereto
Application Number
9/689120
Publication Number
7095783 (B1)
Application Date
October 12, 2000
Publication Date
August 22, 2006
Inventor
Adrian P Wise
Bracknell
GB
Anthony Peter J Claydon
Bath Avon
GB
Kevin J Boyd
Bristol
GB
Helen R Finch
Bristol
GB
Anthony M Jones
Arnhem-Zuid
NL
William P Robbins
Bristol
GB
Martin W Sotheran
Bristol
GB
Agent
Micah P Goldsmith
Steve A Wong
Assignee
Discovision Associates
CA, US
IPC
H40B 1/66
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