Omnitek’s Image Signal Processing (ISP) Subsystem is designed to provide all the necessary correction tools to take the RAW image from the camera sensor array, interpolate, white balance, colour correct, noise reduce and condition the image prior to transmission or storage.

This IP Subsystem is required to decode the output from a digital camera image sensor and turn it into a viewable image. Typically, the sensor output is not arranged in a conventional RGB raster image format, and instead uses a “Bayer” or similar arrangement of pixels.

Sensors often contain dead or noisy pixels and suffer from uneven lighting and other image quality anomalies that need to be resolved.

Functional block diagram of the ISP Subsystem

A typical implementation of the ISP Pipeline Subsystem uses additional IP Subsystem such as the Omnitek HDR Tone-mapping Subsystem to condition the image and the Omnitek Warp Subsystem to perform lens correction before the image is output.

Typical Implementation of the ISP Pipeline Subsystem


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Key Features:

  • Very small FPGA resource footprint
  • Very low latency (as little as 3 video lines)
  • Input video format support for 8/10/12-bit Raw Sensor Image
  • Image resolutions up to 4096 pixels x 2160 lines up to 120Hz
  • Image Cropping
  • Defective Pixel Correction
  • Black Level Correction
  • Auto White Balance
  • Vignette correction
  • Colour Filter Array Interpolation (for example de-bayer or CFA)
  • Focus Assist analysis
  • Wide Dynamic Range support
  • Bare Metal and Linux Support Libraries
  • Available as an independent IP Core
  • Fully compatible with Omnitek the OSVP Suite, HDR Tone-mapping Subsystem, Warp Subsystem, Image Stitch Subsystem and other IP Cores to provide a comprehensive image processing package.


The ISP Subsystem can be used in a range of applications including:


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