Postprint version. Published in 2010 18th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Field- Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM) Proceedings: Charlotte, NC, May 2, 2010, pages 29-32.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Bridget Benson was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
This paper presents a hardware architecture for increased performance of color classification. In our architecture, color classification, based on an AdaBoost algorithm, identifies a pixel as having the color of interest or not. We designed the proposed architecture using Verilog HDL and implemented the design in a Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA. The architecture for color classification can have 598 times performance improvement over an equivalent software solution and 1.9 times performance improvement over the leading hardware color classifier.
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