Scott Mayne


The transition to JPEG2000 from other image formats such as standard JPEG offers im proved compression and image quality, yet has not been widely adopted in practice. This is mainly due to the complexity of the JPEG2000 algorithm. Standard JPEG uses the Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) and Huffmann encoding to achieve its compression, whereas JPEG2000 uses the wavelet transform and arithmetic encoding. Due to the wide acceptance of JPEG, there are processors such as Equator Technology's BSP-15 digital signal processor (DSP) that have been designed with features specifically for JPEG appli cations. For some of the current digital printing applications where JPEG is used, images must be encoded and decoded at rates exceeding 100 pages per minute. A multiprocessor environment consisting of Equator Technology's BSP-15 processors may offer acceptable performance for the JPEG2000 codec. The aim of this work is to design a JPEG2000 codec for the BSP-15 processor and to determine if this processor is capable of delivering the performance required by high end digital printers. The features of the BSP-15 that are well suited for the JPEG2000 algorithm will be discussed, as well as future improvements that could be incorporated into the architecture. By analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of this processor, the next generation of processors may be able to offer features that will allow it to excel in JPEG2000 processing. A multiprocessor DSP implementation of the JPEG2000 codec is the main result of this work. The resulting codec is able to provide more than double the processing throughput of existing JPEG2000 software.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

JPEG (Image coding standard); Image compression; Image processing--Digital techniques--Standards; Microprocessors

Publication Date


Document Type


Student Type


Degree Name

Computer Engineering (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Computer Engineering (KGCOE)


Muhammad Shaaban

Advisor/Committee Member

Juan Cockburn

Advisor/Committee Member

Norm Zeck


Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at TK6680.5 .M39 2004


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