Intermediate and low-level image processing with M3

M. Fikret Ercan, Yu Fai Fung, M. Suleyman Demokan

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We have developed a new architecture for computer vision which is a Multi-level, MIMD machine (M3). It is a homogenous system where the control unit, processing arrays and image store are all built using the same type of digital signal processor (DSP). DSPs provide satisfactory performance at low - and intermediate-level image processing and make the construction of a homogeneous system possible. The processing array of the system consists of three linear arrays. Each linear array is dedicated to one image processing type. The system has a modular design and it can be expanded easily. The overall system design utilizes distributed memory MIMD paradigm. The system is benchmarked with some low- and intermediate-level image processing algorithms such as convolution, edge finding, Hough transform etc. and results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-473
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventApplications of Digital Image Processing XX - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 30 Jul 19971 Aug 1997


  • Computer vision architectures
  • Image processing performance
  • Parallel processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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