Design of a VLSI Processor Based on an Immediate Output Generation Scheduling for Ball-Trajectory Prediction
Hideki Kazama, Masanori Hariyama, and Michitaka Kameyama
Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Aoba 05, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980, Japan
In real-world applications, it is important to develop high-performance special-purpose processors that execute intelligent processing with a tremendous amount of input data. A robot that catches a moving ball is a typical example of real-world applications. In acquisition of 3-D coordinates of a ball trajectory, ball extraction is the most time-consuming processing. This paper presents an optimal design of a ball extraction VLSI processor. To reduce a chip area under a time constraint, minimization of memory capacity is achieved based on an immediate output generation scheduling.
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