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Platform-Based Design Approach for Embedded Vision Applications

Jai Gopal Pandey 1, Abhijit Karmakar 1, Chandra Shekhar 1, and S. Gurunarayanan 2
1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research – Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR – CEERI) Pilani, Rajasthan, India-333031
2. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, Rajasthan, India-333031

Abstract— Implementation of an efficient, complex real-time image and video processing system has many different contrary design needs. These systems require managing and processing a large amount of data in a timely manner. The robust implementation requires design reuse and flexibility, which is very crucial for an ever-increasing application need. A combination of hardware and software which form a platform fulfills the demands of the continuously developing application domain. The platform-based design has recently gained in importance which allows to explore the trade-offs between various designs requirements for the hardware and software implementation of real-time image and video processing algorithms and its systems. In this paper, we present the exploration of platform-based design approach for implementing a real-time vision system. We have used the platform-based design approach to design a configurable real-time image and video streaming module for vision-based systems on an Virtex-5 FPGA. We have also implemented a real-time image and video acquisition module for a smart camera system.

Index Terms—Platform-based design; Embedded vision system; Video acquisition; Real-time image and video streaming; Virtex-5 FPGA.

Cite: Jai Gopal Pandey, Abhijit Karmakar, Chandra Shekhar, and S. Gurunarayanan , "Platform-Based Design Approach for Embedded Vision Applications," Journal of Image and Graphics, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-6, March 2013. doi: 10.12720/joig.1.1.1-6