Our senior project consists of taking the baseline JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) Image Compression software, implementing it on Signal Processing Worksystems (SPW) on a Sun Microsystems Ultra using block design tools, then loading it on an Altera Chip using the Max Plus II program for compilation. In other words, we are converting software into hardware.
The image we will choose to compress is considered the standard image used for JPEG. Her name is Lenna and was Miss November 1972 in Playboy Magazine. We also love to see that electrical engineers have a sense of humor and great taste.
If you would like details on JPEG, see our project report by clicking here:
Senior Project Report
If you would like the complete story behind Lena, please click here:http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~chuck/lennapg/lenna.shtml