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Gretchen Alper

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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

Multiple CoaXPress IP Core providers eases integration for further adoption

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Feb 10, 2016

The increased adoption of CoaXPress started from the increased bandwidth capabilities and simplified cabling.  It has continued with the ease of integration and the availability of compliant components.  For instance, there is now a wide selection in frame grabber providers.  The multiple providers of the CoaXPress IP cores further support implementation to give system designers even more options.

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Topics: Interface Technology

Before CoaXPress was the risky solution – now it is the lowest risk machine vision interface option

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Feb 4, 2016

The content of this post was generated in collaboration with Donal Waide, Director of Sales at BitFlow.

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Topics: Interface Technology

Interview with Microchip Technology about the growth of CoaXPress in Machine Vision and other industries and future plans

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Jan 29, 2016

In November 2013, Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, acquired EqcoLogic (http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/press-release/microchip-acquires-eqcologic.html), an innovator in equalizer and coaxial transceiver products and technologies. EqcoLogic was a privately held, fabless semiconductor company based in Brussels, Belgium.

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Topics: Interface Technology

How to make sure the camera you buy is CoaXPress compliant

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Jan 22, 2016

With the increased adoption of CoaXPress by inspection and metrology system designers, there are many new CoaXPress cables, frame grabbers, and cameras coming to the market. To make sure that all of the components work seamlessly together, there is a detailed procedure outlined by JIIA for official certification.  This involves thorough testing for compliance to ensure full operability with all other certified products.

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Topics: Interface Technology

Why JIIA focuses on connectors with the CoaXPress standard

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

With interface standards, the supported connectors are included.  It might seem that this would not be complex and the possibilities would be limited.  But if it not controlled there can easily be over 100 different types of connectors making designing, purchasing, and upgrading confusing and risky.

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Topics: Interface Technology

CCD vs CMOS, 25 Megapixel Metrology Cameras, and Trends top the best blog posts for 2015

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Dec 18, 2015

And another year is coming to a close.  There have been a lot of exciting changes in CMOS image sensors and cameras this year.  We have been sharing lots of updates, images, and data.  Here are some of the most popular posts:

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Topics: CCD vs. CMOS

CCD vs CMOS, see smaller details with CMOS cameras

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Dec 16, 2015

We have talked a lot about improvements in CMOS image sensors in low light imaging capabilities which are particularly helpful in outdoor applications such as long-range observation, surveillance, and global security. The image sensor parameters relevant to low light are QE (Quantum efficiency), read noise, dark current, uniformity, and MTF (in NIR)

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Topics: CCD vs. CMOS