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How to avoid life cycle costs with COTS

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Apr 3, 2013

Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) products are appealing solutions for global security applications in order to have lower product costs, a shorter time to market and use of the latest technologies, but life cycle costs must also be considered.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Applications

Machine Vision Rapidly Replacing Consumer SLR Cameras in Industrial Imaging

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Mar 8, 2013

Consumer cameras have been appealing for some industrial imaging applications because of their good quality to price ratio.  High-end photography cameras previously had other advantages for certain applications such as automatic adjustments for changing lighting conditions and advanced color processing.  For instance with red-light violation traffic applications, DSLR cameras are frequently used. 

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Topics: Applications

Underwater Volcano documented with the Adimec 2 Megapixel Color Machine Vision Camera

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Jan 10, 2013

With their excellent image quality and robust design, machine vision cameras find homes in some unique and demanding applications beyond manufacturing and measurement instruments.

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Topics: Applications

3-D Underwater Imaging with the Adimec 2 Megapixel Color Machine Vision Cameras

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Their excellent image quality combined with a robust design means machine vision cameras find homes in some unique and demanding applications beyond manufacturing and measurement instruments.

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Topics: Applications

Machine Vision Camera Requirement for Semiconductor Wafer Thickness and Flatness Measurements

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Sep 11, 2012

Before any transistor is laid down, the incoming silicon wafer must be analyzed for flatness and defects.  From this inspection, wafers can be classified to allow the best wafers to be used for the smallest technology node.  Typically measurement techniques such as interferometry are used for this.  Extremely stable cameras with low noise are needed for accurate measurements.  This is too general to be really helpful with camera selection. With consideration of the application and the measurement method, we are able to prioritize the most important camera parameters to consider.

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Topics: Applications

3D Measurements and Inspection: Advancing Machine Vision Cameras

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Jun 13, 2012

The changes in PCB manufacturing with smaller chips, different packages, higher density printed circuit board, and multi-layered, and more complex boards are resulting in the migration from 2D to 3D measurements.  Here we provide more details on the machine vision camera requirements to enable this change.

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Topics: Applications

High-resolution cameras combined with high speeds support latest smartphones production demand, part 3

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, May 30, 2012

Higher resolution cameras combined with high speeds allow for move to 3D required by manufacturers of PCB inspection equipment.

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Topics: Applications

High-resolution cameras combined with high speeds support latest smartphones production demand, part 2

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, May 24, 2012

Higher resolution cameras combined with high speeds allow for greater throughput and accuracy required by manufacturers of semiconductor packaging inspection equipment supporting smartphone production demand.

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Topics: Applications

High-resolution cameras combined with high speeds support latest smartphones production demand

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, May 10, 2012

Higher resolution cameras combined with high speeds allow for improvements in accuracy required by manufacturers of semiconductor wafer inspection and metrology equipment.

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Topics: New Adimec Products, Applications

See more details with HD cameras regardless of fog or hazy conditions

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, May 3, 2012

At the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2012, Adimec demonstrated two technologies that are part of our rugged camera platform.

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Topics: Image Quality Improvements, Applications