FPGA-based educational platform for real-time image processing experiments.

TitleFPGA-based educational platform for real-time image processing experiments.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsRamirez-Cortes, J, -Carballido, M, Alarcon-Aquino, V, Gomez-Gil, P, Morales-Flores, E
JournalComputer Applications in Engineering Education
Start Page193
Date Published03/2013
Keywordseducation, filtering, hardware, image, processing

In this paper, an implementation of an educational platform for real-time linear and morphological image filtering using a FPGA NexysII, Xilinx®, Spartan 3E, is described. The system is connected to a USB port of a personal computer, which in that way form a powerful and low-cost design station for educational purposes. The FPGA-based system is accessed through a MATLAB graphical user interface, which handles the communication setup and data transfer. The system allows the students to perform comparisons between results obtained from MATLAB simulations and FPGA-based real-time processing. Concluding remarks derived from course evaluations and lab reports are presented.


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