High-speed videography system using a pair of imagers for biological applications

R. Kajiwara, I. Takashima, K. Murano, Y. Mimura, T. Iijima

    研究成果: Conference article査読

    2 被引用数 (Scopus)


    This paper describes a high-speed imaging system using dual MOS-based solid-state cameras and its biological application. Our dual camera system can capture images synchronously and produce sets of 64 × 64-pixel images at a rate of 0.6 ms/frame. The system is composed of three blocks: the "camera-drive", "memory", and "processor" blocks. We developed these block hardware circuits using an FPGA device in the following manner. (1) Camera-drive block: two cameras were synchronized with the Hd (horizontal drive) and Vd (vertical drive) signals using a 16 MHz clock. (2) Memory block: 12-bit track-and-hold A/D converters were used to digitize the output from both cameras in parallel and store it in frame memory. Each camera had a 16-MB memory capacity. (3) Processor block: image data from both cameras was stored in two separate frame memories. This block simultaneously accessed the same memory address for each frame and calculated the difference in the observed values, which was then transferred to a personal computer. This system enabled us to observe pure neural activity from images contaminated with heartbeat noise.

    ジャーナルProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    出版ステータスPublished - 2001 1 1
    イベント24th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics - Sendai, Japan
    継続期間: 2000 9 242000 9 29

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
    • 凝縮系物理学
    • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
    • 応用数学
    • 電子工学および電気工学


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