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Reducing system complexity with CoaXPress

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Often a robust and simple system design is more cost effective and also easier to maintain. Simple system design is achieved by using proven technologies and at the same time reducing the variety of technologies that are being used. Less cables and less hardware make a system even simpler, robust and cost efficient.

One of the strong advantages of CoaXPress (CXP) is that it is designed to simplify the system architecture.

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Throwback Thursday: Aligning a sensor with a slide projector

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Mar 9, 2017

Adimec celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. During the past 25 years we have gathered a large amount of knowledge about cameras.

The tooling for building cameras has changed over time. In our Throwback Thursday blog series we will give you a look into the history of camera manufacturing at Adimec.

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Topics: Global security, Throwback Thursday

What are the differences between the various Sony IMX Pregius image sensors?

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Feb 23, 2017

We have noticed there is some confusion about the various Sony Pregius image sensors and their resolution. The resolution doesn’t necessarily increase with a higher number in the sensor’s name. Therefore we will give in this blog a brief overview of the resolution of the Sony IMX250, IMX252, IMX253 and the IMX255 sensors. We also address the question which of these IMX sensor should I choose?

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Topics: Global security

High full well capacity versus high dynamic range

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Very often high full well capacity and high dynamic range is mentioned in one sentence. However actually they are not per definition the same. For example at Adimec we do sell cameras with high full well capacity however if you are looking for a high dynamic range this might not be the camera of your choice. So what is the difference and when do you choose one over the other.

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Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, Machine vision, Healthcare

Practical tips for using software to analyze image quality

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Practical tips for using software to analyze image quality

Next to writing blog’s I am also part of the support team within Adimec. To support customers the support team frequently has to analyze image quality. Image averages, standard deviations, or histograms are frequently used image properties that help us in our analysis but also cross sections of images come in handy.

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Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, Image Quality Improvements

Stable, predictable and reproducible latency with CoaXPress

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jan 12, 2017

In a lot of machine vision applications it is important to know the exact time at which a camera records its image. For example if a strobe light is used, the camera should record when the strobe is on and not when the strobe is off! This is done via accurate triggering of the camera.

Another situation where latency or accurate triggering is important is if multiple cameras are being used. To be able to relate images with each other and to construct for example 3D images from a set of 2D images, such as with 3D All Optical Inspection (3D-AOI), it is necessary that the images are recorded at exactly the same time. This is especially true if the object of interest is moving along your inspection machine.

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Topics: Interface Technology

Interpreting dynamic range, reducing noise, and upgrading from CCD to CMOS top the best blog posts for 2016

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Dec 28, 2016

And another year is ending and more industrial systems are relying on high resolution CMOS cameras. We have been sharing lots of updates on the latest in CMOS image sensors, advances with the CoaXPress interface, and our experiences in improving image quality with vision systems.  Here are some of the most popular posts from 2016 in case you missed them.  Subscribe to our blog to stay updated with the latest information. 

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Topics: CCD vs. CMOS

How to improve image quality under low light circumstances

Posted by Benny Koene on Wed, Dec 21, 2016

As today is the shortest day of the year (at least in the northern hemisphere) and the largest part of the day is dark, we though it a good moment to give you a few ideas on how to optimize image quality in low light conditions. Due to the simple fact that you need light to obtain an image with a visible camera, low light conditions are by definition challenging. However, even with low light you can take measures to obtain the best possible image result.

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Topics: Applications, Image Quality Improvements

The interoperability of CoaXPress

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Dec 2, 2016

The whole idea of an interface standard is that systems from various manufacturers work without any problem together. In the case of a vision system this should especially be true for the camera – cable – frame grabber combination.

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Topics: Applications, Interface Technology

CoaXPress cameras and frame grabbers everywhere at Vision 2016 Stuttgart

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

First of all a thank you to all who visited our booth!

Vision 2016 was a success (almost 10,000 visitors!) and we had a lot of attention for our demonstrations and cameras. Our machine vision CoaXPress multi-camera demo with four N-5A100/CXP and one S-25A80/CXP is featured on the Vision 2016 preliminary concluding report.

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Topics: Applications, Interface Technology, New Adimec Products