A Method for Interfacing Digital Line Cameras to Field- Programmable Gate Array-Centric Data Processing Systems

Report No. ARL-TR-6198
Authors: Thomas Kottke; Julian D. Fleniken
Date/Pages: September 2012; 36 pages
Abstract: This report presents a method for interfacing a digital line camera with a field-programmable gate array (FPGA)-centric data processing system. Although a specific camera and FPGA are used in this example, the presented techniques are general and can be readily applied to generic components. First, the operational details of the digital line camera are considered to highlight the types of data signals it produces and their formats. Next, the FPGA hardware is discussed, with an emphasis on what components and features are available to input and organize the data from the digital line camera. Finally, the software that configures and operates the FPGA is presented and discussed in detail.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2012