Programmable image processing chip

E. LeRiguer, R. Woods, D. Ridge, J. McCanny

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A new high performance, programmable image processing chip targeted at video and HDTV applications is described. This was initially developed for image small object recognition but has much broader functional application including 1D and 2D FIR filtering as well as neural network computation. The core of the circuit is made up of an array of twenty one multiplication-accumulation cells based on systolic architecture. Devices can be cascaded to increase the order of the filter both vertically and horizontally. The chip has been fabricated in a 0.6 µ, low power CMOS technology and operates on 10 bit input data at over 54 Megasamples per second. The introduction gives some background to the chip design and highlights that there are few other comparable devices. Section 2 gives a brief introduction to small object detection. The chip architecture and the chip design will be described in detail in the later sections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1998

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Copyright 2004 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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