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Metrology equipment upgrade considerations with increasing to high-resolution cameras

  
  
  
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High resolution, high-speed metrology cameras can be a great way to increase accuracy and throughput of equipment even with smaller features to inspect or measure.  In order to realize these benefits, the optics, the frame grabber and other components in the imaging chain must be properly matched and optimized.  With increases from 4 Megapixels to 8 or even 12 Megapixels at fast frame speeds, there are several considerations at the system level to utilize the higher data rate.  Here we will mention a few…

New QUAD CoaXPress High Speed Area Scan Camera

  
  
  
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This week we announced a new QUAD CoaXPress 1.1 high-speed area scan camera.  This addition to the family of CMOS global shutter cameras offers highest speed, high resolution with reliable image quality to measure ever smaller critical structures or defects with the increased accuracy and throughput required by in-line optical metrology systems. 

How metrology cameras with high speed combined with high image quality improve accuracy

  
  
  
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We have talked about how high resolution, high-speed metrology cameras can improve accuracy and throughput for process control systems used in semiconductor and electronics inspection.  BUT, this is only true if the cameras provide the necessary image quality and deliver this image quality consistently  at the full frame rate. 

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How Active Sensor Control Provides Reliable Pixel Data for Metrology Cameras

  
  
  
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The benefits of greater accuracy and throughput from high-resolution cameras can only be realized if the entire image sensor is usableMetrology cameras are optimized for uniformity and dynamic range among other parameters to provide the most accurate starting image.  Metrology cameras are relied on when the pixel information is used as measurement input such as with process control systems for semiconductor and electronics manufacturing and others.   

Are frame grabbers ready for QUAD CoaXPress (4 x CXP-6) with a speed of 25 Gbits/sec?

  
  
  
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The great answer is yes!  There have been many more CoaXPress frame grabbers made available this year. 

Sneak Peak of Adimec's new high resolution camera for industrial metrology

  
  
  

Adimec provides a sneak peak at our new OEM camera for industrial metrology that will be unveiled at the Vision Show 2014.  A few hints…high resolution, high speed, CoaXPress, low power.

Adimec’s Industrial Imaging and Machine Vision Blog: Best of 2014 so far

  
  
  
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Hopefully our blog has been a source of helpful information over the last few years.  Here are quick links to some of our most popular blogs this year in case you missed them.  Subscribe to our blog or join the Adimec LinkedIn group to stay updated with the latest information.  

3D Metrology OEM Camera Requirements

  
  
  
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As the objects to inspect/measure in high-tech manufacturing become smaller, higher-resolution cameras with better spatial resolution can improve accuracy and precision.  This requires a high-quality machine vision camera design, or what is now called a metrology camera.  3D measurements in particular pose increasing demands on camera performance and reliability.  

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High-resolution CoaXPress cameras with image processing for expanded networking capabilities

  
  
  
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The BASTION project was initiated on April 1, 2014 with the main of objective to research and develop new applications for the Broadcast Market, and for the Security and Surveillance Markets.  Both will be built on top of the Internet Protocol network, which will allow distributing the video over several physical sites. The cameras will be located on one or more sites, and the monitoring/control room will be on a separate site. The main benefit of this distribution is that it will enable:

Industrial metrology cameras for increased throughput and accuracy

  
  
  
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We recently published several articles about how OEM metrology cameras can help you make a performance leap with your process control system. Here are some details about how high resolution cameras are increasing throughput and accuracy for semiconductor and electronics metrology and inspection systems. 

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