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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 651943, 24 pages
Research Article

A Self-Reconfigurable Platform for the Implementation of 2D Filterbanks with Real and Complex-Valued Inputs, Outputs, and Filter Coefficients

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA

Received 18 October 2013; Revised 18 March 2014; Accepted 19 March 2014; Published 4 May 2014

Academic Editor: Wieslaw Kuzmicz

Copyright © 2014 Daniel Llamocca and Marios Pattichis. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We introduce a dynamically reconfigurable 2D filterbank that supports both real and complex-valued inputs, outputs, and filter coefficients. This general purpose filterbank allows for the efficient implementation of 2D filterbanks based on separable 2D FIR filters that support all possible combinations of input and output signals. The system relies on the use of dynamic reconfiguration of real/complex one-dimensional filters to minimize the required hardware resources. The system is demonstrated using an equiripple and a Gabor filterbank and the results using both real and complex-valued input images. We summarize the performance of the system in terms of the required processing times, energy, and accuracy.