SpikeSen: Low-Latency In-Sensor-Intelligence Design With Neuromorphic Spiking Neurons


In-sensor-processing (ISP) paradigm has been exploited in state-of-the-art vision system designs to pave the way towards power-efficient sensing and processing. The redundant data transmission between sensors and processors is significantly minimized by local computation within each pixel. However, existing ISP designs suffer from limited frame rates and degraded fill factors. In this brief, we introduce a low-latency in-sensor-intelligence neuromorphic vision system using neuromorphic spiking neurons, namely SpikeSen. SpikeSen directly operates on the photocurrents and executes the computation in the frequency domain, reducing the long exposure time and speeding up the computation. Experiments show that SpikeSen can achieve more than 6.1 × computation speedup compared to existing ISP designs with competitive energy consumption per pixel.