Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MIT Image Processing Ideas

The Institute publishes an article on MIT low power ISP presented at the recent ISSCC. There are five unique features of the new ISP:
  • Very low power consumption
  • Hardware implemented bilateral filtering. Consumes 17.8mW per megapixel at 0.9 V supply (not clear what's the frame rate)
  • Fast HDR imaging based on 3 frame combination, processes 10MP image in few hundred ms. Said to be fast enough for video. (Sony too supports HDR video for quite a some time)
  • Low light picture improvement by a combination of flash and ambient illuminated images (in development now)
  • Optical glare reduction

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