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Preparing for Vision 2016 in Stuttgart – Accurate fingerprint identification demo using a high full well capacity camera

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Oct 20, 2016

An interview with Egidijus Auksorius, Langevin institute

In the last two weeks we posted two blogs related to our multi-camera over CoaXPress demo, this week we give some background information on one of our other demos which will show the Adimec Q-2HFW high full well camera. For the background information we interviewed Egidijus Auksorius from the Langevin institute. He will be present in the Adimec booth at Vision 2016 Stuttgart to show how he uses the Q-2HFW in a Full Field Optical Coherence Tomography (FF-OCT) setup to accurately measure your fingerprint.

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Topics: Applications

Preparing for Vision 2016 in Stuttgart – a sneak peak at our multi-cameras over CoaXPress demo, part 2

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

So  last week we showed an image of our multi-cameras over CoaXPress demo. In the image, some cameras were rotated counter clockwise but the images they recorded looked to rotate the scene clockwise. As promised we will explain this effect in the blog of this week. Read More

Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, blog

Preparing for Vision 2016 in Stuttgart – a sneak peak at our multi-cameras over CoaXPress demo

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Oct 6, 2016

We are well into our prepartions for the 2016 Vision Show in Stuttgart this November, and we are excited to demonstrate our new products.

Here are some sneak preview photographs made while our support engineers were doing some initial tests for the demo setup with 4(!) of our new 5 Mp CoaXPress cameras together with 1 of our new 25 Mp CoaXPress camera on only 2(!) frame grabbers in a single PC.

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Topics: Applications, New Adimec Products, blog

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

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

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

How to use Flat Field Correction in practice?

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jun 16, 2016

Flat Field Correction (FFC) in cameras for Machine Vision Part 3

As we have discussed in previous articles, elsewhere on our blog, various types of flat field correction (FFC) exist. Depending on the variant, a flat field correction corrects for dark signal non-uniformities (DSNU), photo response non-uniformities (PRNU) and/or artifacts caused by the illumination and illumination optics. In this blog post we will briefly explain the required steps to make flat field correction work in practice.

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Topics: Image Quality Improvements