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A high speed analog VLSI image acquisition and pre-processing system has been designed and fabricated in a 0.35 μm standard CMOS process. The chip features a massively parallel architecture enabling the computation of programmable low-level image processing in each pixel. Extraction of spatial gradients and convolutions such as Sobel or Laplacian filters… (More)
In this article, we give an explicit formula to compute the non abelian twisted sign-determined Reidemeister torsion of the exterior of a fibered knot in terms of its monodromy. As an application, we give explicit formulae for the non abelian Reidemeister torsion of torus knots and of the figure eight knot.
Acoustic focusing experiments usually require large arrays of transducers. It has been shown by Etaix et al. [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131, 395-399 (2012)] that the use of a cavity allows reducing this number of transducers. This paper presents experiments with Duralumin plates (the cavities) containing scatterers to improve the contrast of focusing. The use of… (More)
A high-speed analog VLSI image acquisition and low-level image processing system are presented. The architecture of the chip is based on a dynamically reconfigurable SIMD processor array. The chip features a massively parallel architecture enabling the computation of programmable mask-based image processing in each pixel. Extraction of spatial gradients and… (More)
A new mechanism causing deterioration of the threshold voltage matching performance of MOSFETs is described. We demonstrate that this effect depends on several fundamental CMOS device architecture aspects such as the source/drain implant energies, the gate layer thickness, a gate top oxide layer thickness and the polysilicon gate morphology. It is concluded… (More)
A high speed VLSI image sensor including some preprocessing algorithms is described in this paper. The sensor implements some low-level image processing in a massively parallel strategy in each pixel of the sensor. Spatial gradients, various convolutions as Sobel or Laplacian operators are described and implemented on the circuit. Each pixel includes a… (More)
Raw output data from image sensors tends to exhibit a form of bias due to slight on-die variations between photodetectors, as well as between amplifiers. The resulting bias, called fixed pattern noise (FPN), is often corrected by subtracting its value, estimated through calibration, from the sensor’s raw signal. This paper introduces an online scene-based… (More)
We present an invariant of a three-dimensional manifold with a framed knot in it based on the Reidemeister torsion of an acyclic complex of Euclidean geometric origin. To show its nontriviality, we calculate the invariant for some framed (un)knots in lens spaces. Our invariant is related to a finite-dimensional fermionic topological quantum field theory.