Authors: Lamjed Touil; Abdessalem Ben Abdelali; Abdellatif Mtibaa
Addresses: Laboratory of Electronics and Microelectronics, University of Monastir, Tunisia ' Laboratory of Electronics and Microelectronics, University of Monastir, Tunisia ' Laboratory of Electronics and Microelectronics, University of Monastir, Tunisia
Abstract: With the increasing needs of processing power in video and image processing for advanced media and communication applications, it is mandatory to go further than the software implementation to provide generic, real time, low cost and high performance hardware platforms. In this paper, we present a re-configurable, hardware platform for video and image processing. The proposed system uses the benefits of field programmable gate array (FPGA) to attain this objective. In this context, a prototype system is developed based on the Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA with the integration of embedded processor, embedded memory, multi-port memory controller (MPMC), standard interfaces, and different other resources. Our system includes different functional modules: video cut detection, video zoom-in and zoom-out. This provides the flexibility of using this system as a general video processing platform according to different application requirements. The final system utilises ∼16% of logic resource and 20% of on chip memory.
Keywords: real time video processing; multi-video processing; FPGA; field programmable gate arrays; SOPC; system on programmable chip; MPMC; multi-port memory controller; reconfigurable hardware platforms; image processing; video cut detection; video zoom in; video zoom out.
International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2015 Vol.5 No.4, pp.245 - 259
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