— 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.
For a knot K in S 3 and a regular representation ρ of its group G K into SU(2) we construct a non abelian Reidemeister torsion form on the first twisted cohomology group of the knot exterior. This non abelian Reidemeister torsion form provides a volume form on the SU(2)-representation space of G K (see Section 5). In another way, we construct according to… (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)
Recommended by Dragomir Milojevic 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.… (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 poly-silicon gate morphology. It is… (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.
ii ABSTRACT This thesis describes novel techniques and test implementations for optimizing numerically intensive codes. Our main focus is on how given algorithms can be adapted to run efficiently on modern microprocessor exploring several architectural features including, instruction selection, and access patterns related to having several levels of cache.… (More)