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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

EMVA Supporting Machine Vision for Success

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Dec 3, 2015

This article appeared in Control Engineering:  http://www.controleng.com/single-article/supporting-machine-vision-for-success/22feb0fd36da6be456386d1e22fbb888.html

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Topics: Vision System Optimization

Adimec in volume production of the SAPPHIRE S-25A70/CXP, 25 Megapixel at 73 fps ON Semiconductor Vita 25k image sensor based machine vision metrology camera

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Nov 30, 2015

Adimec receives multiple design-in from medical and machine vision customers for future inspection systems

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Topics: New Adimec Products

Adimec demonstrates the fastest 25 Megapixel Vita 25k camera at ITE 2015

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Nov 19, 2015

At the International Technical Exhibition (ITE) in Yokohama, Japan from the 2nd to the 4th of December, we will demonstrate additions to our latest CMOS-based camera series including the new Adimec SAPPHIRE S-25A70, the fastest 25 Megapixel camera running up to 73 fps over CoaXPress.

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Topics: New Adimec Products

International Vision Standards Meeting in Chicago, IVSM 2015, for updates on CoaXPress, GigE Vision, USB 3.0 and more

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Nov 10, 2015

Over 60 imaging and machine vision professionals from 36 leading machine vision companies worldwide met under the support of the global Machine Vision associations AIA, EMVA, JIIA, VDMA and CMVU (jointly referred to as G3) in the middle of October in Chicago for this years fall International Vision Standards Meeting (IVSM). The meeting was hosted by Components Express and involved discussions on the development of current standards including the GenICam software standard, and the CoaXPress, USB 3.0 Vision, Camera Link, Camera Link HS, and GigE Vision standards. In addition, a plugfest was held, where products and their compatibility to the standards were tested.

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Topics: Interface Technology

Top 3 Trends in Rugged Electro-Optical Imaging Systems at AUSA

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Mon, Nov 2, 2015

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) is a private, non-profit, professional educational organization dedicated to maintaining a strong national security with a special emphasis on land power and the United States Army. Held every October, the AUSA Annual Meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America. This event consists of presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and business meetings.

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Topics: Applications

Adimec shares first results from CISTERN project with development of low light CMOS camera prototypes for high-end video surveillance and security applications

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Beginning in April 2015 (with expected completion in 2018), Adimec has participated as a key partner in the CISTERN project for advancing CMOS image sensor technology.  We are now sharing our first results including a low light CMOS cameras for security applications.

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Topics: New Adimec Products

CoaXPress no longer just a cool concept - enabling throughput increases in machine vision

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Until recently CoaXPress was considered just a nice possibility by system designers and integrators.  It seemed to offer advantages in speed with long, flexible, inexpensive cables, but many systems were not ready for the change since a brand new standard is intimidating.  CoaXPress has matured rapidly with many new frame grabbers and cameras on the market.  This has helped to build the necessary trust and understanding for design consideration.  Also, metrology and inspection systems are looking to make a performance leap with higher resolution cameras

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Topics: Interface Technology

3 Steps to future proof long-range observation systems – The move from SD to HD and from analog to digital

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Long-range observation and designator systems have been installed on permanent and mobile platforms to provide 24-hour surveillance and early warning detection. Although more imaging devices have been added to the platforms there is now a move towards higher accuracy, increased image quality, networked video distribution and multipurpose use (extension of capabilities) at identical or lower cost.

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Topics: Applications