Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
In many digital image systems, one image compression algorithm is used to reduce the image size to increment the use of memory. This image compression algorithm must have suitable efficiency and high speed. Block truncation coding is an image compression algorithm that has lower efficiency in compare with some other algorithms, but also has low cost and complexity. FPGAs are used for implementing fast digital systems, but they have more cost. In this paper, a surveillance system is designed and implemented based on the BTC image compression algorithm using some parallel microcontrollers that has very low cost and suitable speed.