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Kiwivision - A High Speed Architecture For Machine Vision
Author(s): Chris C. Bowman; Bruce G. Batchelor
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Paper Abstract

A modular pipelined image processing system called Kiwivision has been developed for high-speed machine vision applications. The architecture of Kiwivision is discussed and a description given of the operating software. Results of timing comparisons between Kiwivision and three other image processing systems (a DEC LSI 11/23, a Motorola MC68000 microprocessor and a 256-element SIMD array) are presented. Finally, current developments aimed at improving the performance of Kiwivision are described. These involve interfacing the pipeline processor to an array of transputers to produce a hybrid architecture, the structure of which matches that of the machine vision algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0849, Automated Inspection and High-Speed Vision Architectures, (22 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942822
Show Author Affiliations
Chris C. Bowman, Auckland Industrial Development Division (New Zealand)
Bruce G. Batchelor, University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0849:
Automated Inspection and High-Speed Vision Architectures
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Michael J. W. Chen, Editor(s)

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