[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: This paper presents the design of a novel compression method for wireless image sensor node. In order to meet the requirement of the wireless image sensor node, a dedicated filtering procedure is developed for raw Bayer CFA pattern. JPEG-LS encoder follows the filtering procedure to compress the data. The parallel and pipeline structure are chosen for the purpose of high throughput and real-time operation. The compression method is implemented using UMC 0.18 mum technology. The test results shown that the image with VGA (640times480) resolution and frame rate 15 fps can be achieved with the same clock frequency with the CMOS image sensor.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A design of low power digital baseband for wireless endoscope capsule is presented. The key design issues involved in this IC are discussed, including implementation of communication protocol, real time image filter and real time JPEG-LS encoder. Power dissipation is lowered through the architectural exploration. The baseband has been implemented in 0.18 mum CMOS technology. Measurement results show that 50% power reduction is achieved when image compression is enabled @ 30 fps for VGA image at 1.2 V supply voltage compared with the situation when image compression is disabled, 11% power reduction is achieved compared with the previous research.
Circuits and Systems, 2007. ISCAS 2007. IEEE International Symposium on; 06/2007