Design and Implementation of an Open Image Processing System based on NIOS II and Altera DE2 - 70 Board

L. Pyrgas, Physics D epartment , Electronics Laboratory, University of Patras , Rio Patras, Greece, A. Kalantzopoulos, E. Zigouris, Physics D epartment , Electronics Laboratory, University of Patras , Rio Patras, Greece, Physics D epartment , Electronics Laboratory, University of Patras , Rio Patras, Greece
2016 Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review  
This paper presents the design and implementation of an image processing system which is based on the NIOS II softcore embedded processor of Altera. The proposed system which has an open architecture, stands as a useful and flexible platform for the implementation and testing of customized image processing algorithms in hardware. This system is implemented on the FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) of the Altera's DE2-70 development platform utilizing the features of Quartus II SoPC (System on
more » ... II SoPC (System on a Programmable Chip) builder. It undertakes the real-time processing of images which are either captured by the Terasic's TRDB-D5M camera or they are loaded on system's memory through the available SD (Secure Data) card during the system initialization. The user through the Terasic's TRDB-LTM LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) touch panel controls the operation of the proposed system and observes the results of the selected image processing algorithm.
doi:10.25103/jestr.095.06 fatcat:qhwcsfkgxjhwdppmvoledcvu4i