Adaptive Directional Lifting Wavelet Transform VLSI Architecture

Sangho Yun, Gerald E. Sobelman, Xiaofang Zhou

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This paper presents an efficient VLSI architecture of the 2-D wavelet transform for the adaptive directional lifting (ADL) scheme in image coding. To avoid accumulating errors from irrational wavelet transform coefficients, algebraic integers with appropriate input scaling parameters are used. A two-parallel architecture with zigzag processing of the image stream is used to increase the throughput. In a 45-nm CMOS technology, the synthesis results indicate that the proposed architectures for the Daub-4 and 5/3 wavelets can operate at a clock frequency of about 250 MHz with an estimated throughput of 4 Gb/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)551-559
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Signal Processing Systems
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 15 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the State Key Laboratory of ASIC & System, grant no. 2016GF010.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.


  • Adaptive directional lifting
  • Algebraic integers
  • Image coding
  • Image compression
  • Lifting wavelet transform


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