Patent Number: 7,132,963

Title: Methods and apparatus for processing variable length coded data

Abstract: An apparatus for processing variable length coded data includes a coefficient buffer unit and several lookup tables. The coefficient buffer unit includes a coefficient memory and an index register for storing an indication of a non-zero nature of coefficients stored in the coefficient memory. Advantageously, the lookup tables may be altered to adapt the apparatus for processing variable length coded data to handle encoding or decoding video adhering to a specific standard. Furthermore, the lookup tables may be adapted to accelerate the determination of the presence of escape codes and the subsequent handling of the escape codes.

Inventors: Pearlstein; Larry (Newtown, PA), Sita; Richard (Audubon, NJ), Selvaggi; Richard (Doylestown, PA)

Assignee: ATI Technologies Inc.

International Classification: H03M 7/40 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00