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Advanced Compiler Technologies for Embedded Streaming

Advanced Compiler Technologies for Embedded Streaming

Objective

The goal of the ACOTES project is to address the complexity and cost of programming the forthcoming embedded architectures by implementing program transformation techniques in compilation tools which will enable efficient programming of low-cost, highly parallel architectures for stream-processing. Digital circuits embedded inside video- and audio-centric consumer electronics devices (digital television sets, DVD recorders, mobile phones, etc.) process large streams of data and are subject to constraints not found in the general-purpose computing context, such as limited power consumption and stringent real-time requirements. To keep costs low, the designs of such devices traditionally relied on dedicated circuits because of silicon efficiency, resulting in high compute density and low power dissipation in small packages. Recently, the fast change in application requirements and increasing circuit development costs have moved the balance towards the use of programmable components, dramatically increasing the software content in products. However, the simultaneous increase in performance requirements precludes the use of general-purpose processors, especially in the area of advanced video processing. As a consequence, the combination of performance, flexibility, power, and cost constraints creates a major gap between the current programmable processors and the actual requirements. Under the above constraints, the required performance levels can only be met by parallel architectures consisting of multiple, programmable blocks specifically designed for efficient processing of data streams. Application areas include image improvement for TV sets, multimedia processing, image and signal processing for medical systems, virtual reality workbenches, advanced radio communication systems, and novel applications such as 2D to 3D conversion.The 3-year project involves research departments of four major companies in the field, one research institute and one university.
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Coordinator

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Address

High Tech Campus 5 (Way 3.023)
5656 Ae Eindhoven

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 550 134

Administrative Contact

Harm Munk (Dr.)

Participants (9)

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STMICROELECTRONICS N.V., AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SUCCURSALE DE PLAN-LES-OUATES

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 173 525

NOKIA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 102 300

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 241 894

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS - ARMINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 55 811

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 358 689

IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 505 886

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 367 695

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 96 412

SILICON HIVE N.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 147 654

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034869

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 021 442

  • EU contribution

    € 2 600 000

Coordinated by:

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Netherlands