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High Performance Connected Components Labeling on FPGA

Abstract: This paper proposes a comparison of the two most advanced algorithms for connected components labeling, highlighting how they perform on a soft core SoC architecture based on FPGA. In particular we test our block based connected components labeling algorithm, optimized with decision tables and decision trees. The embedded system is composed of the CMOS image sensor, FPGA, DDR SDRAM, USB controller and SPI Flash. Results highlight the importance of caching and instructions and data cache sizes for high performance image processing tasks.


Grana, Costantino; Borghesani, Daniele; Santinelli, Paolo; Cucchiara, Rita "High Performance Connected Components Labeling on FPGA" 2010 Workshops on Database and Expert Systems Applications, Bilbao, Spain, pp. 221 -225 , Sep 1, 2010 DOI: 10.1109/DEXA.2010.57

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