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Use Of Array Processors In Image Processing
Author(s): Gregory J. Wolfe
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Paper Abstract

General-purpose processors alone are sometimes inadequate for digital image processing applications due to the amount of data which must be processed and/or the computational complexity of the algorithms used. An array processor can be used effectively to off-load large image processing tasks from the host processor. Array processors are well-suited to performing typical image processing functions, and extensive off-the-shelf hardware and software are readily available at a reasonable cost. Faster processing elements which run in parallel and/or may be pipelined can yield a typical performance improvement of an order of magnitude compared to a general-purpose processor. Moreover, because an array processor removes most of the image processing function from the host processing environment, overall system throughput is also significantly improved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0301, Design of Digital Image Processing Systems, (23 July 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932603
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Gregory J. Wolfe, The Analytic Sciences Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0301:
Design of Digital Image Processing Systems
James L. Mannos, Editor(s)

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