Resolution versus Field of View

Posted by James Hendrix on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

When we talk about more megapixels for a sensor our first thought is that we have higher resolution which in some sense is true but really what you get is an increased field of view (FOV) given the same optics, scene and pixel size. Field of view is the angular extent of the image scene and resolution is the number of pixels on target. See the figures below for examples. The first shows a patterned semiconductor wafer and the relative area or FOV each of several cameras sees given the same optics, distance from the sample, etc.

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Topics: Applications, Machine vision

The Simplicity of CoaXPress and why not USB 3.1 Vision

Posted by James Hendrix on Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Do you need to build a system with an imaging component and are you wondering about the simplicity and functionality of CoaXPress? That is perfect because that is the topic of this blog post.

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Topics: Applications, Interface Technology, Machine vision

Adimec rugged cameras used successfully for a second 24h of Le Mans

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jul 6, 2017

In 2016 Adimec was requested to provide higher sensitivity, easier to use and more reliable cameras than the previous onboard cameras used in the WEC endurance race class. The TMX74 3G-SDI cameras were designed in to provide a drivers view forward on the racetrack. Previously used cameras gave a lot of issues as the shock and vibrations inside the vehicle are extreme. The issues frustrated the racing teams and broadcast team making use of the cameras.

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Topics: Applications, Global security

High full well capacity versus high dynamic range

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Very often high full well capacity and high dynamic range is mentioned in one sentence. However actually they are not per definition the same. For example at Adimec we do sell cameras with high full well capacity however if you are looking for a high dynamic range this might not be the camera of your choice. So what is the difference and when do you choose one over the other.

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Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, Machine vision, Healthcare

Practical tips for using software to analyze image quality

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Practical tips for using software to analyze image quality

Next to writing blog’s I am also part of the support team within Adimec. To support customers the support team frequently has to analyze image quality. Image averages, standard deviations, or histograms are frequently used image properties that help us in our analysis but also cross sections of images come in handy.

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Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, Image Quality Improvements

How to improve image quality under low light circumstances

Posted by Benny Koene on Wed, Dec 21, 2016

As today is the shortest day of the year (at least in the northern hemisphere) and the largest part of the day is dark, we though it a good moment to give you a few ideas on how to optimize image quality in low light conditions. Due to the simple fact that you need light to obtain an image with a visible camera, low light conditions are by definition challenging. However, even with low light you can take measures to obtain the best possible image result.

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Topics: Applications, Image Quality Improvements

The interoperability of CoaXPress

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Dec 2, 2016

The whole idea of an interface standard is that systems from various manufacturers work without any problem together. In the case of a vision system this should especially be true for the camera – cable – frame grabber combination.

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Topics: Applications, Interface Technology

CoaXPress cameras and frame grabbers everywhere at Vision 2016 Stuttgart

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Nov 18, 2016

First of all a thank you to all who visited our booth!

Vision 2016 was a success (almost 10,000 visitors!) and we had a lot of attention for our demonstrations and cameras. Our machine vision CoaXPress multi-camera demo with four N-5A100/CXP and one S-25A80/CXP is featured on the Vision 2016 preliminary concluding report.

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Topics: Applications, Interface Technology, New Adimec Products

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

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