Abstract: In the field of face recognition and establishment of face database, face detection is a crucial step. Image Features are the basis for most of the real time image processing applications. Skin color is one of the prime features of image. A variety of skin color tones along with other constraints on image capturing within a given background make face detection a challenging task of image processing for surveillance and security applications. Processing color information is faster than processing other facial features. In this paper skin color detection YCbCr model is implemented on FPGA using Xilinx System Generator based on Hardware/Software Co-simulation. Xilinx System Generator is a DSP design tool from Xilinx that enables the use of the Math Works model-based Simulink design environment for FPGA design.

Keywords: Image Processing, FPGA, Xilinx System Generator.