Library for model-based design of image processing algorithms on FPGAs

  • Luis Manuel Garcés-Socarrás Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría
  • Santiago Sánchez-Solano Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla
  • Piedad Brox-Jiménez Instituto de Microelectrónica de Sevilla
  • Alejandro José Cabrera-Sarmiento Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría


This paper describes a library (XSGImgLib) that includes parameterizable blocks to implement low-level image processing tasks on FPGAs. A modelbased design technique provided by Xilinx System Generator (XSG) has been used to design the blocks, which implement point operation (binarization) and neighborhood operations (linear and non-linear filtering) in grayscale images. The blocks are parameterizable for input/output data precision, window size, normalization strategy, and implementation options (area versus speed optimization). The paper includes the implementation results obtained after fixing these options and exemplifies the combination of several blocks of the library to build a complete design for image segmentation purposes.
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Garcés-Socarrás L. M., Sánchez-Solano S., Brox-Jiménez P., & Cabrera-Sarmiento A. J. (2013). Library for model-based design of image processing algorithms on FPGAs. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (68), 36-47. Retrieved from