04949390 is referenced by 30 patents and cites 73 patents.

A serial data image processing system is described whereby interconnect artwork for electronic component manufacturing is scanned by a 1.times.n CCD image pickup element and converted into serial digital data. The serial digital data representing the original image is processed by a programmable serial image processor to detect flaws in the original image artwork. The serial data digital image processor is comprised of a plurality of pipe elements, the configuration of which can be arranged for parallel or serial processing. Each pipe element contains a plurality of 4.times.5 pixel neighborhood array processing blocks, each of which can be programmed to perform one of a number of neighborhood image enhancement techniques. The 4.times.5 pixel neighborhood provides single-pass thinning and trimming algorithms which in turn allows for more efficient processing to be performed in the serial pipeline combination of a plurality of transformation neighborhoods.

Title
Interconnect verification using serial neighborhood processors
Application Number
39572
Publication Number
4949390
Application Date
July 11, 1989
Publication Date
August 14, 1990
Inventor
Dan Stover
Fridley
MN, US
Matthew McPhearson
Brooklyn Center
MN, US
Roland T Chin
Madison
WI, US
R David Iverson
Roseville
MN, US
Agent
Merchant Gould Smith Edell Welter & Schmidt
Assignee
Applied Vision Systems
MN, US
IPC
G06K 9/54
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