25 April 2008 Embedded processor extensions for image processing
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The advent of camera phones marks a new phase in embedded camera sales. By late 2009, the total number of camera phones will exceed that of both conventional and digital cameras shipped since the invention of photography. Use in mobile phones of applications like visiophony, matrix code readers and biometrics requires a high degree of component flexibility that image processors (IPs) have not, to date, been able to provide. For all these reasons, programmable processor solutions have become essential. This paper presents several techniques geared to speeding up image processors. It demonstrates that a gain of twice is possible for the complete image acquisition chain and the enhancement pipeline downstream of the video sensor. Such results confirm the potential of these computing systems for supporting future applications.
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Mathieu Thevenin, Mathieu Thevenin, Michel Paindavoine, Michel Paindavoine, Laurent Letellier, Laurent Letellier, Barthélémy Heyrman, Barthélémy Heyrman, } "Embedded processor extensions for image processing", Proc. SPIE 7001, Photonics in Multimedia II, 70010B (25 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.780852; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.780852

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