Analog current mode implementation of global and local tone mapping algorithm for WDR image display

Peng Chen, Kartikeya Murari, Orly Yadid-Pecht

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Tone mapping algorithms have been utilized to adapt wide dynamic range (WDR) images to limited dynamic range (LDR) displays while still maintaining images’ details. This work presents an analog current mode circuitry approach to realize a tone mapping algorithm that includes both global and local operations in the image array periphery. Compared with the other in-pixel analog implementations, this work can keep the best pixel pitch and fill factor performance of WDR image sensors. In addition, by using joint global and local tone mapping operators, details of the images are preserved and the contrast of the image is also enhanced when compared with other hardware implementations realizing only one of these operators. In this work, a novel WDR analog divider is designed and presented to handle the WDR input pixel value. The circuit, designed in a TSMC 0.35 µm complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology, was simulated with thirty WDR images in order to evaluate our implementation. Peak signal to noise ratio (PSNR) and structural similarity (SSIM) scores were calculated to evaluate the hardware simulation and compared to a software implementation in MATLAB.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIS and T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventImage Sensors and Imaging Systems 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 14 Feb 201618 Feb 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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