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Modular uncooled video engines based on a DSP processor
Author(s): F. Schapiro; Y. Milstain; A. Aharon; A. Neboshchik; Y. Ben-Simon; I. Kogan; I. Lerman; U. Mizrahi; S. Maayani; A. Amsterdam; I. Vaserman; O. Duman; R. Gazit
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Paper Abstract

The market demand for low SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) uncooled engines keeps growing. Low SWaP is especially critical in battery-operated applications such as goggles and Thermal Weapon Sights. A new approach for the design of the engines was implemented by SCD to optimize size and power consumption at system level. The new approach described in the paper, consists of: 1. A modular hardware design that allows the user to define the exact level of integration needed for his system 2. An "open architecture" based on the OMAPTM530 DSP that allows the integrator to take advantage of unused hardware (FPGA) and software (DSP) resources, for implementation of additional algorithms or functionality. The approach was successfully implemented on the first generation of 25μm pitch BIRD detectors, and more recently on the new, 640 x480, 17 μm pitch detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8012, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII, 80121D (20 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.883117
Show Author Affiliations
F. Schapiro, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Y. Milstain, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
A. Aharon, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
A. Neboshchik, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Y. Ben-Simon, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
I. Kogan, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
I. Lerman, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
U. Mizrahi, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
S. Maayani, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
A. Amsterdam, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
I. Vaserman, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
O. Duman, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
R. Gazit, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8012:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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