Porting a H264/AVC Adaptive in Loop Deblocking Filter to a TI DM6437EVM DSP

  • Abdellah Skoudarli
  • Mokhtar Nibouche
  • Amina Serir
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7340)


Complementary units in the form encoders and decoders are generally involved in video compression standards. Both the encoder and the decoder integrate an adaptive deblocking filter, which is very beneficial in preserving and enhancing the video quality. Deblocking filters are extremely popular in improving the visual quality of decoded frames in the H.264/AVC video coding standard. The prime goal of the current paper is to efficiently implement a H.264/AVC adaptive deblocking filter using the Texas Instruments DM6437EVM DSP processor. The adopted approach requires an initial identification of the portions of the algorithm wherein parallel processing can be exploited. The functions are then re-written and the instructions rearranged using the features of the targeted hardware architecture. The adaptive deblocking algorithm was optimised and ported to a DM6437EVM DSP platform. A quick comparison shows that the optimised code is a 32 % better, in terms of speed, than the non-optimised code.


H.264/AVC Filtering Adaptive Deblocking Filter DM6437EVM DSP C/C++ optimization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdellah Skoudarli
    • 1
  • Mokhtar Nibouche
    • 2
  • Amina Serir
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electronic and Informatic Laboratory of Image Processing and RadiationUSTHBBab EzzouarAlgeria
  2. 2.UWEBristolUK

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