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Optical Engineering

Hardware implementation of soft color image morphological operations
Author(s): M. I. Vardavoulia; Ioannis Andreadis; Phillippos G. Tsalides
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Paper Abstract

A new hardware field programmable gate array (FPGA) structure suitable for the realization of soft color image morphological operations is presented for the first time. Data is processed in a pipelined array that performs fast soft vector erosion and dilation. The proposed hardware structure can process two-dimensional 24-bit resolution color images up to 4096 pixels wide, but it can be easily modified to accommodate larger images. MAX+ PLUS II software of the Altera Corporation is employed for design and simulation. The FPGA used is the EPF10K130VG599-3 Altera device. The typical clock frequency of operation is 40 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 41(7) doi: 10.1117/1.1482721
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 41, Issue 7
Show Author Affiliations
M. I. Vardavoulia, Democritus Univ. of Thrace (Greece)
Ioannis Andreadis, Democritus Univ. of Thrace (Greece)
Phillippos G. Tsalides, Democritus Univ. of Thrace (Greece)


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