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Efficient Hardware-Software Partitioning for a Digital Dental X-Ray System
Jong Dae KIM Yong Up LEE Seokyu KIM
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Publication Date: 2003/04/01
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Systems and Control
intra oral, X-ray imaging, CCD, digital processing, hardware-software codesign,
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This paper presents the design considerations for a digital dental X-ray system with a commercial CCD sensor. Especially the system should be able to work with several X-ray machines even with them for the classical film. The hardware-software co-design methodology is employed to optimize the system. The full digital implementation is assumed for the reliability of the system. The considered functions cover the pre-processing such as the exposure detection, clamping and the dark level correction and the post-processing such as gray level compensation. It is analyzed with some other constraints in order to make the final partition. The entire system based on the partition will be described.