The Retinomorphic Approach: Pixel-Parallel Adaptive Amplification, Filtering, and Quantization

  • Kwabena A. Boahen
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 447)


The migration of sophisticated signal processing down to the pixel level is driven by shrinking feature sizes in CMOS technology, allowing higher levels of integration to be achieved [24, 18]. New pixel-parallel architectures are required to take advantage of the increasing numbers of transistors available [1]. Inspired by the pioneering work of Mahowald and Mead [6], I describe in this paper a retinomorphic vision system that addresses this need by mimicking biological sensory systems.


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  • Kwabena A. Boahen
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  1. 1.Physics of Computation Laboratory, MS 136-93California Institute of TechnologyPasadena

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