A CMOS imager with on-chip processing for image enhancement and edge detection

Amine Bermak, Farid Boussaïd, Abdesselam Bouzerdoum

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In this paper a CMOS vision chip featuring real-time on-chip image processing capabilities is presented. A sensor array, an analogue read-out processor and a digital image processor have been integrated on a single chip. The prototype can perform dynamic-range compression, noise filtering, edge detection and image enhancement. To achieve high-speed real-time processing, an efficient VLSI implementation based on a mixed-mode analogue-digital strategy is proposed. The proposed approach also leads to a very compact VLSI implementation of the analogue processing parts, allowing for 75% of the silicon area to be fully dedicated to the 58 × 58-pixel array.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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