Nikolaos Vlassopoulos

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High performance VLSI-based FFT architectures are key to signal processing and telecommunication systems since they meet the hard real-time constraints at low silicon area and low power compared to CPU-based solutions. In order to meet these goals, this paper presents a novel VLSI FFT architecture based on combining three consecutive radix-4 stages to(More)
The stochastic Greenberg-Hastings cellular automaton is a model that mimics the propagation of reaction-diffusion waves in active media. Notably, this model undergoes a phase transition when the probability of excitation of a cell varies. We developed a specific FPGA design to study the critical behavior of this model. Using dedicated architectural(More)
Evolving applications related to video technologies require video encoder and decoder implemented with low cost and achieving real-time performance. In order to meet this demand and targeting especially the applications imposing low VLSI area requirements, the present paper describes a VLSI H.264/AVC encoder architecture performing at real-time. The encoder(More)
We consider here the feasibility of gathering multiple computational resources by means of decentralized and simple local rules. We study such decentralized gathering by means of a stochastic model inspired from biology: the aggregation of the Dictyostelium discoideum cellular slime mold. The environment transmits information according to a(More)
A motion estimation architecture allowing the execution of a variety of block-matching search techniques is presented in this paper. The ability to choose the most efficient search technique with respect to speeding up the process and locating the best matching target block leads to the improvement of the quality of service and the performance of the video(More)