SVP: Serial video processor

Jim Childers, Peter Reinecke, Hiroshi Miyaguchi, Seiichi Yamamoto, Yutaka Takahashi, Yuji Yaguchi, Masanari Takeyasu

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Real-time video signal processing is achieved by a serial video processor (SVP) which inputs/outputs video signals serially and processes the data in parallel during each horizontal line period. This work describes the architecture of the SVP. An overview of the device, unique design techniques, and test methodology are given. Two SVPs applied to digital color TV image processing are discussed. Specifically, this is an improved definition TV application providing motion-adaptive digital Y/C separation, noise reduction, and progressive scanning. The addition of multiplexers in the appropriate data paths allows this same basic circuit to perform special features (still, strobe, zoom, picture-in-picture, multiscreen, etc.).

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 12th Annual IEEE 1990 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference - CICC '90 - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1990 May 131990 May 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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