Gretchen Alper

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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

Adimec introduces N-5A100/CXP a high speed camera for multi-camera inspection equipment to increase measurement accuracy and throughput

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Nov 14, 2016

Python 5 Megapixel single CoaXPress Norite camera released at Vision 2016

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Topics: New Adimec Products

LLTECH Records Major Progress In Prostate Cancer Detection And Diagnosis - using Adimec High Full Well Capacity Camera

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Oct 17, 2016

This article is reposted from  The LLTECH FFOCT system utilizes the Adimec high full well capacity camera: the Adimec Q-2HFWC-CXP.  Adimec and LLTECH first collaborated on the CAReIOCA project, a European Union sponsored FP7 project, was started in early 2013 to provide pathologists and/or surgeons non-invasive optical imaging at the cellular level within the human body in real time.  As a result, Adimec developed the Q-2HFWC-CXP camera which offers 2 Megapixels at over 550 fps via CoaXPress, offering an industry unique high full well capability of 2 million electrons per pixel.

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Topics: Applications

How to select CoaXPress cables for machine vision and multi-camera systems

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Oct 4, 2016

The continued adoption of CoaXPress in machine vision inspection and metrology systems is partially due to the higher video data rates enabled.  But in multi-camera systems, the smaller more flexible cables are an advantage to fit in tight spaces and enable moving heads. 

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Topics: Interface Technology

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

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

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

Get better image information from machine vision cameras – removing artifacts with flat field correction

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Jun 23, 2016

Flat Field Correction in Machine Vision Cameras

We recently published a series of articles about using Flat Field Correction in high-resolution Machine Vision cameras. 

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Topics: Image Quality Improvements

Moving from CCD to CMOS daylight cameras in global security systems

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, May 25, 2016

There is a move from CCD to CMOS daylight cameras 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. Here are several articles that offer some tips on how to take advantage of the latest technology:

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Topics: Sensor Technology