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The Year of CoaXPress – changes with CoaXPress version 1.1

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

CoaXPress version 1.1 was released in April of 2013 and now products based on this version are available. 

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Topics: Interface Technology

8 Reasons Why CoaXPress is Ideal for Multi-Camera Systems

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Dec 10, 2013

A multiple camera (multi-camera) based vision system can provide a bigger field of view, faster throughput, greater detailed inspection or more measurement information, and possibly all combined for metrology and inspection equipment. 

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Topics: Interface Technology

Several Versions of CoaXPress to Meet Different Machine Vision Requirements

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Dec 4, 2013

CoaXPress was designed in the beginning of 2007 to prepare for connecting the latest generation CMOS imaging technology and at the same time overcome all
of the limitations of Camera Link.  The interface has 
many advantages in terms of bandwidth, infrastructure cost, ease of implementation, and scalability.  With CoaXPress, digital video, control, triggering and power can be managed with just a single, flexible and cost- effective cable.  For more background information on CoaXPress, click here.

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Topics: Interface Technology

Exciting interface developments including CoaXPress discussed at the International Standards Meeting

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Nov 20, 2013

As part of the International Standards Meeting, a technical meeting of the committees GenICam, USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, Camera Link HS and CoaXPress. AIA, EMVA and JIIA together, in October 2013 in Schongau, Germany, there was a CoaXPress plugfest.  For more overall details on the meeting, there is a nice article from Vision Systems Design: http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2013/11/international-machine-vision-standards-meeting-sees-a-number-of-key-developments.html

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Topics: Interface Technology

Pros and Cons HD-SDI/3G-SDI for Global Security

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Apr 10, 2013

The HD-SDI video interface standard was developed for television broadcasting, but it can be advantageous in global security applications such as high-end surveillance or unmanned systems, allowing simple designs or upgrades with full HD cameras.

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Topics: Interface Technology

The Role of GenICam with CoaXPress

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Mar 26, 2013

GenICam (Generic Interface for Cameras) is an international standard that provides a generic programming interface for all kinds of cameras regardless of the interface technology (CoaXPress, GigE Vision, Camera Link, USB3 Vision, etc.) [Source: EMVA ]. 

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Topics: Interface Technology

Many CoaXPress Frame Grabbers Now Available - we have started a list

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Mar 13, 2013

If you have determined the CoaXPress interface is right for your imaging system, or you have read our ePaper comparing machine vision interfaces (now including USB3 Vision) and think it might be, you now need to know what your product options are.  The good news is there are lots of them.

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Topics: Interface Technology

Adimec’s Industrial Imaging and Machine Vision Blog: Best of 2012

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Sun, Dec 30, 2012

It is that time of year again when we reflect on the past year, and plan for the next.  2012 was a big year for Adimec as we celebrated our 20 year anniversary.  Hopefully our blog has been a source of helpful information over the last year. 

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Topics: Interface Technology, CCD vs. CMOS, Image Quality Improvements

The Future of Machine Vision Continued: the Future Standards Forum

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, Dec 19, 2012

In our thoughts on the future of machine vision, we hypothesized that their will likely be fewer interface standards.  This is a fairly safe prediction as the G3 (AIA, EMVA, and JIIA) recently formed The Future Standards Forum to, amongst other things, minimize overlap between standards.

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Topics: Interface Technology

The Future of Machine Vision

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Dec 11, 2012

Because it was the 25th Vision Show, and Adimec is celebrating our 20 year anniversary, we decided to look back on where machine vision has come from and where we are headed.  Click here for more information on the origins of machine vision

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Topics: Interface Technology, Sensor Technology