High resolution CCD imaging system

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I was part of a small team developing this system. My primary responsibility was prototype production and debugging. This system used a 4K by 4K CCD image sensor chip to capture 16M pixel images into a PC. The CCD chips where produced to our specs. All of the electronics for the CCD were our own design. The system used a JPEG compression chip at the camera head to reduce the data size. The compressed image was fed down a 250Mbit/s fibre optic link to a ISA card in a PC. A local buffer was present on the ISA card to reduce the IO loading on the PC. This project made extensive use of Altera EPLDs.

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