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Choosing between the On Semi Vita 25k or Python 25k image sensor based cameras

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Sep 23, 2016

With the new Python25k image sensor from On Semi, there are now more great options for 25 Megapixel high-performance machine vision cameras.  Now the question is whether to go with a Vita25k or a Python 25k based camera.

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Topics: New Adimec Products

More CoaXPress frame grabber options and other accessories to enable fastest data rates

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Sep 9, 2016

As the adoption of CoaXPress continues to grow in machine vision and global security systems, more and more cameras and frame grabbers have come on the market.  The majority of system designers are making the move to CoaXPress to take advantage of ever faster CMOS image sensors, to reduce cabling constraints present with Camera Link or USB 3.0, or to prepare for easy future upgrades. Here we share product updates from some of the CoaXPress frame grabber manufacturers in alphabetic order.

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Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

4 unexpected applications of machine vision cameras including car racing, and fingerprint analysis

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Each year there are exciting advances in what is possible with a machine vision camera and visible imaging.  These cameras have been used way beyond industrial manufacturing into defense surveillance systems, robotic surgery, intelligent traffic systems, border security, health monitoring, and more.  Applications like these have even become common now.

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Topics: Applications

Image data transport: from pixel to PC by CoaXPress Part 2

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Translating data rate and frame rate

In our previous blog we analyzed the image data transport from the generation at the pixel level up to the transport via the CoaXPress cable towards the frame grabber as part of understanding the data rate required for the imaging system and where the limitations may be. Here we will analyze the data transport through the frame grabber to the host computer. In this part you will find the answer to the question: what is the influence of the frame grabber and host computer on the frame rate of the camera? 

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Image data transport: from pixel to PC by CoaXPress Part 1

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Translating data rate and frame rate

Before an image from a vision system can be stored or processed in a host computer, it already has passed several other processing and transport steps. In this two part article we will clarify the data flow and show you how you can get an estimate how the data rate correlates with the frame rate. We will also provide some tips on how to discover the data rate limiting factor in your vision system.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology, Sensor Technology

When I know the type of camera I want, how do I choose a manufacturer?

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 12, 2016

In our previous blog we talked about which decisions you have to make when choosing which camera you need for your application. However for each type of camera, defined by interface, resolution, frame rate, reliability tests etc., there are often several manufacturers to choose from. So how should you determine your final manufacturer choice?

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Topics: Vision System Optimization

What should I take into account when choosing a camera for my imaging system?

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 5, 2016

Cameras can be found in various types and configurations. But which camera will fit your application best? In this blog we will discuss some of the more important choices that have to be made when choosing “the best” camera for your measurement and inspection system.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Extreme High full well capacity camera to increase the sensitivity in interferometric microscopy – interview with MIT

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Adimec interviews Poorya Hosseini of MIT to discuss the use of extreme high full well capacity camera in interferometric microscopy

Optics Letters recently published a paper titled “Pushing phase and amplitude sensitivity limits in interferometric microscopy”.  For this research, the Adimec high full well (HFW) Q-2HFW-CXP camera was used.  The new 2 Megapixel CoaXPress camera (Q-2HFW-CXP) brings a 1440x1440 resolution at up to 550 fps based on 12 micron pixels. The design of the pixels in this global shutter CMOS image sensor, CMOSIS CSI2100, is optimized for maximum full well performance. The full well capacity (FWC) of over 2 million electrons per pixel is quite unique that is around 100 times higher compared to commonly available high speed CMOS sensor technology today (reference: 20 kel full well). This million-level electrons full well capacity per pixel results in extremely good shot noise performance of up to 63 dB SNR, making it possible to accurately detect very weak contrast variations in bright environments. The camera was developed as part of the FP7 funded CAReIOCA consortium.

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Topics: Applications

Advances in healthcare with extreme high full well capacity imaging innovations

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Jul 13, 2016

Adimec's Q-2HFW-CXP high full well capacity CMOS camera is enabling advances in cancer assesment

As part of the FP7 funded CAReIOCA consortium, Adimec has been involved in the development of an extreme full well, high speed camera for non-invasive optical imaging for cancer assessment. 

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Topics: Applications

How the 24h of Le Mans profits from low light CMOS cameras

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jun 30, 2016

In the weekend of 18th and 19th of June, Porsche won the 24 Hours of Le Mans after Toyota got into problems in the final seven minutes. This year, for the first time, Adimec’s rugged security cameras with highly sensitive CMOS Global Shutter technology where used to broadcast the driver’s view on the road. The extreme environment inside the sports car with constantly changing levels of shock and vibration, changing temperatures and the requirement to have broadcast quality images during daytime and at night with low light make it a challenging environment for a camera.

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Topics: Applications