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This paper describes an optimized implementation of the H.264 baseline profile encoder on the ST240 processor. The H.264 Video Coding standard offers high compression efficiency, but also requires very high computational complexity. Therefore, strongly optimized solutions are needed in order to achieve the real-time performance, especially on low-power(More)
The increase in the availability of bandwidth for wireless links, network integration, and the computational power on fixed and mobile platforms at affordable costs allows nowadays for the handling of audio and video data, their quality making them suitable for medical application. These information streams can support both continuous monitoring and(More)
This paper proposes a design approach based on integrated architectural and system-on-chip (SoC) simulations. The main idea is to have an efficient framework for the design and the evaluation of multimedia terminals, allowing a fast system simulation with a definable degree of accuracy. The design approach includes the simulation of very long instruction(More)
Wireless communication technology could strongly help in facing health emergency situation. Real time video and medical parameters transmission and storage are nowadays-possible thanks to wireless communication techniques. Medical data such as electrocardiogram, blood pressure and other patient's information are transmitted to a remote hospital/medical(More)