HEVC (H.265) is the latest widespread video coding standard, that doubles the coding eﬃciency over its predecessor AVC (H.264) for the same subjective visual quality, but typically at the cost of considerably higher computational complexity. Overcoming the complexity of HEVC and customizing its rich features for a real-time HEVC encoder implementation on hardware is not a trivial task, as hardware development has traditionally turned out to be very time-consuming. Reducing design eﬀort, managing design complexity, increasing re-usability, ease of modiﬁcation, and reduced veriﬁcation time are key topics in future hardware designs that are getting more and more complex. In this webinar, Dr. Panu Sjövall will shed light on how they were able to implement their embedded real-time HEVC intra encoder on HW with Catapult HLS. Their implementation shows that HLS is able to boost the development time and still result in competitive performance and QoR over state-of-the-art hardware implementations.
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Panu Sjövall received the M.Sc. degree in automation engineering from the Tampere University of Technology in 2015 and the Ph.D. degree in computing and electrical engineering from Tampere University in 2023. Currently he is a postdoctoral researcher at Tampere University, working in the leading academic video coding group in Finland, Ultra Video Group. His current research interests include High-Level Synthesis, video encoding, hardware and system-on-a-chip designing, FPGAs, and Linux kernel driver development.