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Orientation-Selective VLSI Retina

Allen, Tim and Mead, Carver and Faggin, Federico and Gribble, Glenn (1988) Orientation-Selective VLSI Retina. In: Visual Communications and Image Processing '88: Third in a Series. Proceedings of the SPIE. No.1001. SPIE , pp. 1040-1046.

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In both biological and artificial pattern-recognition systems, the detection of oriented light-intensity edges is an important preprocessing step. We have constructed a silicon VLSI device containing an array of photoreceptors with additional hardware for computing center-surround (edge-enhanced) response as well as edge orientation at every point in the receptor lattice. Because computing the edge orientations in the array local to each photoreceptor would have made each pixel-computation unit too large (thereby reducing the resolution of the device), we devised a novel technique for computing the orientations outside of the array. All the transducers and computational elements are analog circuits made with a conventional CMOS process.

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Series Name:Proceedings of the SPIE
Issue or Number:1001
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Official Citation:Tim Allen ; Carver Mead ; Federico Faggin and Glenn Gribble "Orientation-Selective VLSI Retina", Proc. SPIE 1001, Visual Communications and Image Processing '88: Third in a Series, 1040 (October 25, 1988); doi:10.1117/12.969056;
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