Implementation of AdaBoost Face Detection Using Vivado HLS

  • Sanshuai Liu
  • Kejun TanEmail author
  • Bo Yang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 516)


For the problem that Adaptive Boosting (AdaBoost) face detection algorithm is slowly implemented on the embedded platform by software, this paper adopts the method of the full hardware acceleration. The intellectual property (IP) core of AdaBoost algorithm is designed by Vivado high-level synthesis (HLS), which may reduce the development difficulty and shorten the development cycle. The design adopts the serial–parallel structure to accelerate face detection and uses several methods of optimizing hardware resource. The face detection algorithm is implemented on the Zedboard platform and achieves the purpose of real-time detection.


AdaBoost Face detection HLS Real-time detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Science and Technology CollegeDalian Maritime UniversityDalianChina

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