The design of a smart imaging core for automotive and consumer applications

Wido Kruijtzer, Winfried Gehrke, Victor Reyes, Ghiath Alkadi, Thomas Hinz, Jorn Jöchalsky, Bruno Steux
2005 Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE/ACM/IFIP international conference on Hardware/software codesign and system synthesis - CODES+ISSS '05  
This paper describes the design of a low-cost, low-power smart imaging core that can be embedded in cameras. The core integrates an ARM 9 processor, a camera interface and two specific hardware blocks for image processing: a smart imaging coprocessor and an enhanced motion estimator. Both coprocessors have been designed using high-level synthesis tools taking the C programming language as a starting point. The resulting RTL code of each coprocessor has been synthesized and verified on an FPGA
more » ... ard. Two automotive and two mobile smart imaging applications are mapped onto the resulting smart imaging core. This mapping process of the original C++ applications onto the smart imaging core is also presented in this paper.
doi:10.1145/1084834.1084870 dblp:conf/codes/KruijtzerGRAHJS05 fatcat:e2vqtwo4nvec3ohr7vp4xmepky