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Low-complexity near-lossless image compression method and its application-specific integrated circuit design for a wireless endoscopy capsule system

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Xiaowen Li

Tsinghua University, Department of Electronic Engineering, Beijing 100084 China

Xiang Xie

Tsinghua University, Department of Electronic Engineering, Beijing 100084 China

Guolin Li

Tsinghua University, Department of Electronic Engineering, Beijing 100084 China

Li Zhang

Tsinghua University, Department of Electronic Engineering, Beijing 100084 China

Zhihua Wang

Tsinghua University, Institute of Microelectronics, Beijing 100084 China

J. Electron. Imaging. 16(1), 013015 (March 09, 2007). doi:10.1117/1.2711802
History: Received June 25, 2005; Revised October 12, 2006; Accepted October 13, 2006; Published March 09, 2007
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This paper proposes a new low-complexity, near-lossless image compression method and its application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design for low power and high frame rate in the wireless endoscopy capsule system. Assuring high image quality (PSNR larger than 46.37dB and pixel error less than 2), the proposed method can provide low complexity, low storage overhead, as well as excellent compression performance compared with other conventional interpolation-first methods and other existing similar compression-first methods. The VLSI implementation functionally consists of two pipelined parts: the preprocessor and the JPEG-LS engine. A parallel, fully pipelined VLSI architecture with a clock management mechanism is proposed for the JPEG-LS engine, which ensures a low power application and real-time data processing. The hardware implement has been verified on FPGA and implemented in 0.18-μm CMOS technology.

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Xiaowen Li ; Xiang Xie ; Guolin Li ; Li Zhang and Zhihua Wang
"Low-complexity near-lossless image compression method and its application-specific integrated circuit design for a wireless endoscopy capsule system", J. Electron. Imaging. 16(1), 013015 (March 09, 2007). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2711802


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