A Combined VLSI Architecture for Nonlinear Image Processing Filters

O.J. Hernandez, Tara Keohane, J. Steponanko
Proceedings of the IEEE SoutheastCon 2006  
In recent years, nonlinear methods and techniques have emerged as intensive research topics in the fields of signal, image, and video processing. This paper describes the combined design of high performance architectures for different filter algorithms and structures used in nonlinear image processing targeted at computer vision. These types of filters include Weighted Order Statistics (WOS), stack, nonlinear mean, Teager, polynomial and rational filters. This architecture is suitable for real
more » ... ime and high quality video imaging tasks and VLSI implementations. These architectures can be used as coprocessor subsystems, integrated with other modules, to form an overall high performance imaging pipe in a system-on-a-chip platform. Nonlinear image filter algorithms This section describes the algorithms used for the universal filter. In order to create the architecture, 261
doi:10.1109/second.2006.1629361 fatcat:dcjfduu46nghljhjrkesvyr2ue