Thesis - Lossless image data compression with FPGA support



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The goal of the thesis is to investigate efficient methods to compress image data in an embedded camera system to reduce data transfer time and/or to reduce storage space requirements for recorded images for later analysis. Compression is also useful to reduce storage space requirements of teach image data in application configurations.

Evaluate if the implementation is more efficient when implemented with FPGA acceleration, or if CPU implementation is a better choice, depending on HW platform.

 The master thesis work focuses on the following:

  • Evaluate compression methods
  • Investigate performance on different embedded camera platforms
  • Evaluate if an FPGA implementation will improve performance


You will benefit from experience in some of the following fields:

  • Programming (mainly C/C++)
  • FPGA
  • Embedded systems (Linux)
  • Image processing


For more information about the position, contact:

Johan Häggström, Team Manager, +46 13 36 21 62,


Charlotte Axelsson, HR Manager, +46 739 20 99 50,

Welcome with your application 14th of October at the latest!

SICK is a world-leading supplier of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. We are 11 000 employees in 50 countries and our headquarter is located in Freiburg, Germany. SICK in Linköping is an innovation center for Machine Vision and we are 80 committed employees with a big interest in image processing and visualization. For more than 35 years, our team at SICK Linköping has successfully developed and delivered software for technically leading products within the field of 2D and 3D vision, as well as system solutions for i.e. robot guidance and quality control.

At SICK in Linköping, we are very proud of being a healthy and attractive workplace. For many years, we have been elected as one of the best workplaces in Sweden according to the survey Great Place to Work, the latest award is from 2021. We work actively to reduce our climate footprint and we are active in various ways to contribute to the society and to increase diversity at our workplace.


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