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Top 5 predictions for the future in machine vision

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Aug 13, 2015

If you are redesinging a vision system, or thinking aobut a new industiral vision it is good to know what is coming next. Here are some of our thoughts on where we think image sensor technology will continue to go as well as the supporting image processing, optics, and interfaces.

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Topics: Sensor Technology

Small Pixels and CCD versus CMOS update for global security and industrial imaging applications

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Sep 17, 2013

There is a lot of buzz about the improved camera that will be available in the iPhone 5S released this month.  One of the surprising announcements from Apple was the increase in pixel size from 1.4um to 1.5um and the statement “bigger pixels = better picture.” This got us thinking about a topic we previously discussed in detail about why cameras for consumer electronic products are not used for machine vision or global security applications. 

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Topics: Sensor Technology

Rolling Shutter or Global Shutter Modes for CMOS Cameras

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Jan 15, 2013

This blog post is repost of the following regarding considerations with rolling shutter or global shutter modes for CMOS cameras that we thought you would find interesting:

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Topics: Sensor Technology, CCD vs. CMOS

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

Machine vision has gone from niche to mainstream: Machine Vision over the last 25 years

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Thu, Nov 29, 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.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Sensor Technology

Considerations with ultra high resolution (12 MP+) machine vision cameras

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Nov 23, 2012

For many applications, machine vision cameras with increased resolution can offer advantages such as increased field of view or greater accuracy.  Now ultra high-resolution cameras (greater than 12 Megapixels) are available with acceptable frame rates such as 12 Megapixels at 66 fps.  With this change, there are some considerations…

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Topics: Interface Technology, New Adimec Products, Sensor Technology

CCD vs CMOS Entering the Slope of Enlightenment

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, Jun 12, 2012

The trend in 2011 towards increased CCD image sensor use over CMOS, was contrary to what was expected.  We believe this is just a slow adoption of new technology and not an indication of any long-term trends.  Regardless of the differing available data we still believe that CMOS image sensors will be used significantly more in machine vision.  CMOS image sensors are just coming out the other side of the Hype Cycle as defined by Gartner Inc

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Topics: Sensor Technology, CCD vs. CMOS

CCD vs. CMOS: Increased CCD use in Machine Vision?

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Fri, Jun 8, 2012

There has been a lot of talk (us included) about the use of CMOS image sensors taking over CCD image sensors in machine vision.  Recent data reported in the 2012 AIA Machine Vision Camera Study, shows that the opposite was true in 2011.  We at Adimec still believe CMOS image sensors will gain significant adoption in machine vision in the coming years, which we will explain further in another blog.

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Topics: Sensor Technology, CCD vs. CMOS

CMOS and CoaXPress are in the Mainstream of Machine Vision as seen at the Vision Show Boston 2012

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Wed, May 16, 2012

At the Vision Show in Boston 2012 last week, the predominant trends were a huge increase in CMOS cameras and a widespread adoption of CoaXPress.

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Topics: Interface Technology, New Adimec Products, Sensor Technology

How Increased Smartphones Impacts Machine Vision

Posted by Gretchen Alper on Tue, May 8, 2012

While smartphones are affecting available image sensor technology, there are also advances in machine vision to support the production of smartphones.

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Topics: Sensor Technology