Focal-Plane Sensor-Processor Chips

  • Ákos Zarándy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mika Laiho, Jonne Poikonen, Ari Paasio
    Pages 45-71
  3. Jorge Fernández-Berni, Ricardo Carmona-Galán
    Pages 105-124
  4. Gustavo Liñán-Cembrano, Luis Carranza, Betsaida Alexandre, Ángel Rodríguez-Vázquez, Pablo de la Fuente, Tomás Morlanes
    Pages 151-179
  5. Ákos Zarándy, Csaba Rekeczky, Péter Földesy, Ricardo Carmona-Galán, Gustavo Liñán Cembrano, Soós Gergely et al.
    Pages 181-208
  6. Feijun Jiang, Bertram E. Shi
    Pages 209-225
  7. Kristóf Karacs, Róbert Wagner, Tamás Roska
    Pages 227-244
  8. Leonardo Nicolosi, Andreas Blug, Felix Abt, Ronald Tetzlaff, Heinrich Höfler, Daniel Carl
    Pages 261-281
  9. Norbert Bérci, Péter Szolgay
    Pages 283-299
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 301-305

About this book


Focal-Plane Sensor-Processor Chips Edited by: Ákos Zarándy Focal-plane sensor-processor imager devices are sensor arrays and processor arrays embedded in each other on the same silicon chip. This close coupling enables ultra-fast processing even on tiny, low power devices, because the slow and energetically expensive transfer of the large amount of sensory data is eliminated. This technology also makes it possible to produce locally adaptive sensor arrays, which can (similarly to the human retina) adapt to the large dynamics of the illumination in a single scene. This book introduces a selection of the state-of-the-art focal-plane sensor-processor (FPSP) array chips, design concepts, and some applications. It provides an overview of focal plane chip technology, smart imagers and cellular wave computers, along with numerous examples of current vision chips, 3D sensor-processor arrays and their applications. Coverage includes not only the technology behind the devices, but also their near- and mid-term research trends. •Describes a variety of state-of-the-art vision chips; •Introduces opportunities offered by the technology through application examples such as oCompact, low power, high performance visual devices; oUltra-high speed visual decision making; oBio-inspired algorithms; •Includes coverage of adaptive sensing and smart sensors; •Describes 3D silicon integration into sensor-processor arrays; •Discusses future trends for applying memristors in topographic processor arrays.


Adaptive sensing CMOS Integrated Circuits CMOS Nanoelectronics Cellular Sensory and Wave Computing Focal-Plan Sensor Processor Memristor Nanoscale Sensory Chip Smart Imagers Smart Sensors VSOC Vision Chip Vision System-on-Chip Visual Microprocessor

Editors and affiliations

  • Ákos Zarándy
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer & Automation Research Inst.MTA BudapestBudapestHungary

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-6474-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-6475-5
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