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A Visual Environment for Real-Time Image Processing in Hardware (VERTIPH)

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Real-time video processing is an image-processing application that is ideally suited to implementation on FPGAs. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of a number of existing languages and hardware compilers that have been developed for specifying image processing algorithms on FPGAs. We propose VERTIPH, a new multiple-view visual language that avoids the weaknesses we identify. A VERTIPH design incorporates three different views, each tailored to a different aspect of the image processing system under development; an overall architectural view, a computational view, and a resource and scheduling view.

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Keywords

  • Image Processing
  • Processing System
  • Control Structure
  • Processing Algorithm
  • Electronic Circuit