Hardware Object Model and Its Application to the Image Processing

Kenji KUDO  Yoshihiro MYOKAN  Winh Chan THAN  Shinji AKIMOTO  Takashi KANAMARU  Masatoshi SEKINE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E87-A   No.3   pp.547-558
Publication Date: 2004/03/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Applications and Implementations of Digital Signal Processing)
Category: Video/Image Coding
reconfigurable computing system,  hardware object model,  wavelet transformation,  template matching,  

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To realize the hardware object which facilitates the application development in the reconfigurable computing system, a hardware module (HwModule) is proposed and implemented. To access the circuit in the HwModule from the standard PC without detailed knowledge of the hardware, an object manager (ObjectManager) is also implemented. With the help of the ObjectManager, the programmers can use the hardware objects like the usual software objects. The HwModule is applied to the image matching, and the easiness of the application development for the HwModule is confirmed.