SIMPil: An OE integrated SIMD architecture for focal plane processing applications

Journal Article

Focal plane processing applications present a growing computing need for portable telecomputing and videoputing systems. This paper demonstrates the integration of digital processing, analog interface circuitry, and thin film OE devices into a compact computing package. The SIMPil architecture provides a programmable, silicon efficient SIMD processor for effective execution of early image processing applications such as edge detection, convolution, and compression. Results from a demonstration SIMPil node are presented including its microarchitecture, and performance on image processing applications.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cat, HH; Gentile, A; Eble, JC; Lee, M; Vendier, O; Joo, YJ; Wills, DS; Brooke, M; Jokerst, NM; Brown, AS

Published Date

  • 1996

Published In

  • International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections (MPPOI), Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 44 - 52