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

EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems20062006:072962

https://doi.org/10.1155/ES/2006/72962

  • Received: 14 December 2005
  • Accepted: 28 May 2006
  • Published:

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Institute of Information Sciences and Technology, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North, 4442, New Zealand

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