Joaquín Olivares

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Block-based motion estimation is one of the critical tasks in today’s video compression standards such as H.26x, MPEG-1, -2 and -4. Most of the block-based motion estimation algorithms are based on computing the sum of absolute differences (SAD) between corresponding elements in the candidate and reference blocks. In this paper, an field-programmable(More)
Block based motion estimation is one of the critical task in today video compression standards such as H.26x, MPEG-1, -2 and 4 standards. Most of the block based motion estimation algorithm are based on computing the sum of absolute differences (SAD) between corresponding elements in the candidate and reference block. In this paper a FPGA design for fast(More)
This work analyzes several drift compensation mechanisms in wireless sensor networks (WSN). Temperature is an environmental factor that greatly affects oscillators shipped in every WSN mote. This behavior creates the need of improving drift compensation mechanisms in synchronization protocols. Using the Flooding Time Synchronization Protocol (FTSP), this(More)
Several neurological manifestations of Lyme disease, both central and peripheral, have been described. Reported here is a case of acute transverse myelitis related to a Lyme neuroborreliosis that presented with isolated acute urinary retention and no lower-extremity impairment. This case, documented by urodynamic and electrophysiological investigations,(More)
The Canny algorithm is a well known edge detector that is widely used in the previous processing stages in several algorithms related to computer vision. An alternative, the LIP-Canny algorithm, is based on a robust mathematical model closer to the human vision system, obtaining better results in terms of edge detection. In this work we describe LIP-Canny(More)
Computer architecture science evolves continuously. This work describes a methodology to teach a system which is integrated by several processors in just one chip. The description of how to implement a biprocessor system within an FPGA is proposed. Thus, the student will simultaneously acquire advanced knowledge on microprocessors, focusing on the(More)
Block matching motion estimation takes a great part of the processing time for video encoding. To accelerate this process is must to reach real time video coding. The best motion vector is obtained by full-search block matching algorithm which has to be usually implemented by hardware. In recent years, several FPGA based designs have been proposed since(More)