Memory Bank Conflict Reduction for Embedded Multimedia Applications

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  • Qi Zhang
  • Qing Li
  • Yunyang Dai
  • C.-C. Jay Kuo


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-134
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


TitleMultimedia Systems and Applications VI
PlaceUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period8 - 9 September 2003


A detailed study of the impact of memory bank conflict on the performance of EMAs is presented. Based on the study, novel schemes utilizing SIMD and array padding are described to solve the memory bank conflict problem. Since the parameter in array padding has a great impact on the overall behavior of the memory system, how to achieve optimal padding is an important research topic. Here, we analyze the padding effect and develop a probabilistic model to determine the optimal padding distance. Preliminary experimental results are given to verify the correctness of this model.

Research Area(s)

  • Embedded multimedia application, Interleaved memory, Memory bank conflict, SIMD