A 128 /spl times/ 128 pixel 120 dB dynamic range vision sensor chip for image contrast and orientation extraction

  title={A 128 /spl times/ 128 pixel 120 dB dynamic range vision sensor chip for image contrast and orientation extraction},
  author={Pierre-François Ruedi and Pascal Heim and François Kaess and Eric Grenet and Friedrich Heitger and Pierre-Yves Burgi and Steve Gyger and Pascal Nussbaum},
  journal={2003 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2003. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC.},
  pages={226-490 vol.1}
  • P. Ruedi, P. Heim, +5 authors P. Nussbaum
  • Published 2003
  • Computer Science
  • 2003 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2003. Digest of Technical Papers. ISSCC.
This vision sensor outputs luminance, contrast magnitude and contrast orientation of image features for surveillance and automotive applications. The sensor produces a contrast representation with a dynamic range of 120 dB and a sensitivity of 2%. The chip is fabricated in a 0.5 /spl mu/m 3M 2P process and dissipates 300 mW at 3.3 V. 
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