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Adimec adds OnSemi Python25k-based camera to 25 Megapixel options showcased at The Vision Show 2016

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Apr 26, 2016

SAPPHIRE quality plus Quad CXP configuration offers most reliable, low power implementation for ultra high-resolution, high-speed camera

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Topics: New Adimec Products

Auto White Balance - Color imaging under changing lighting conditions

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Apr 25, 2016

It is a challenge to obtain an accurate color representation on your video screen when imaging a scene from sunrise to sunset, e.g. imaging under changing lighting conditions.  White balance is a function inside cameras to overcome this challenge.  

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Topics: Optical Enhancements

CCD versus CMOS in low light global security applications demonstrated at SPIE DCS 2016

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Apr 22, 2016

At the 2016 SPIE DCS 2016, Adimec demonstrated rugged CCD cameras and latest generation (Sony IMX250) CMOS based rugged cameras with color in low light.

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Topics: CCD vs. CMOS

CMOS Daylight Cameras with Adaptive Resolution at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2016

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Apr 12, 2016

Ruggedized, high-resolution digital HD and beyond CMOS cameras to upgrade from CCD to expand identification capabilities in low light

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Topics: New Adimec Products

3 Tricks to leverage new CMOS technology and upgrade from CCD

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Apr 11, 2016

We have talked about the move from CCD to CMOS in global security systems with the increase in low light performance (better NIR sensitivity and lower noise) of the latest CMOS global shutter image sensors. 

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Topics: CCD vs. CMOS

New CMOS image sensors with smaller pixel size can replace older cameras with no change in optics

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Mar 25, 2016

For many global security systems, the optical format was decided by the initial choice of the image sensor, for instance a 1/3” VGA sensor or 2/3” HD CCD image sensors with pixel sizes of 6 or 7 µm. These legacy systems are now due for upgrades to take advantage of the sensitivity, lower read noise and higher pixel throughput of the latest CMOS image sensors.  CMOS process technology improvements have allowed for shrinking of pixels while preserving important imaging parameters: (QE, charge handling capacity per square µm, and more). BUT much smaller pixel sizes can result in a much bigger overhaul of the system than is desired such as a change in optics and displays.  

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Topics: Optical Enhancements

What will EMVA1288 data tell you and what it won’t

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Mar 18, 2016

When a system designer identifies a need for a component, such as a camera, the first step is of course a website search.  The initial search may include basics such as by desired resolution, interface, and frame speed.  The next way to narrow down the selection would be by imaging performance criteria such as signal to noise ratio, quantum efficiency, temporal dark noise, and more.  The problem was that the values reported from these specifications depended on the testing conditions and the settings can be optimized to provide best possible results. 

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Topics: Sensor Technology

Moving from Camera Link to CoaXPress – The Simplicity of CoaXPress

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Mar 9, 2016

CoaXPress is gaining momentum in machine vision (and healthcare and global security systems) because of its advantages that go beyond just data-bandwidth.  If you are looking to upgrade your imaging system and currently use Camera Link cameras (and even if you use something else or building a new system), here are some considerations.

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Topics: Interface Technology

7 image system improvements changing to CoaXPress will enable

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Feb 26, 2016

CoaXPress is a digital interface standard that allows the transmission of data from a device, for example a camera, to a host such as a frame grabber in a PC, at a high speed of up to 6.25 Gbps over a single coax cable. There are many improvements to an imaging system that CoaXPress can unlock – here are a few:

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Topics: Interface Technology

CoaXPress cameras including those designed for cost-effective, high-speed multi-camera systems at Automation World 2016 in Korea

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Feb 19, 2016

The 2016 Automation World exhibition will be held March 9th through the 11th in conjunction with the 5th Korean Machine Vision Show for machine vision, semiconductor, robotics, and security system providers to see the latest component and technology developments.

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Topics: New Adimec Products