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Design of a configurable accelerator for moment computation

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3 Author(s)
Hung, D.L. ; Dept. of Comput., Inf. & Syst. Eng., San Jose State Univ., CA, USA ; Cheng, H.D. ; Sengkhamyong, S.

The method of moments is one of the most powerful techniques for image analysis. However, real-time applications of this method have been prohibited due to the computational intensity in calculating the moments. This paper presents a novel configurable hardware accelerator for expediting the moment computation. The fundamental building block of the proposed accelerator is a custom-designed floating-point moment processing element (MPE). Running at 75 MHz, the MPE can provide a 12X speedup over a 166 MHz TMS320C6701 digital signal processor. On top of this, a linear performance boost can be obtained by connecting up to eight MPEs into a one-dimensional (1-D) array.

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Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 6 )