Approximate Hardware Architecture for Interpolation Filter of Versatile Video Coding

  • Giovane Gomes Silva Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPel) - Brazil
  • Ícaro Gonçalves Siqueira Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPel) - Brazil
  • Mateus Grellert Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) - Brazil
  • Claudio Machado Diniz Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) - Brazil
Keywords: Video coding, Versatile Video Coding, Interpolation Filter, Hardware, Architecture


The new Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard was recently developed to improve compression efficiency of previous video coding standards and to support new applications. This was achieved at the cost of an increase in the computational complexity of the encoder algorithms, which leads to the need to develop hardware accelerators and to apply approximate computing techniques to achieve the performance and power dissipation required for systems that encode video. This work proposes the implementation of an approximate hardware architecture for interpolation filters defined in the VVC standard targeting real-time processing of high resolution videos. The architecture is able to process up to 2560x1600 pixels videos at 30 fps with power dissipation of 23.9 mW when operating at a frequency of 522 MHz, with an average compression efficiency degradation of only 0.41% compared to default VVC video encoder software configuration.