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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

First 12.5 giga-bit-per-second CoaXPress 2.0 products expected end of 2017

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Oct 27, 2016

The formation of the CoaXPress 2.0 standard is nearly completed and the final draft should be ready in the first quarter of next year such that the release candidate can be finalized during the spring international vision standards meeting, after which the formal voting period will start. The first certified products can then be expected approximately at the end of 2017.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Preparing for Vision 2016 in Stuttgart – a sneak peak at our multi-cameras over CoaXPress demo, part 2

Posted by Benny Koene on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

So  last week we showed an image of our multi-cameras over CoaXPress demo. In the image, some cameras were rotated counter clockwise but the images they recorded looked to rotate the scene clockwise. As promised we will explain this effect in the blog of this week. Read More

Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, blog

More CoaXPress frame grabber options and other accessories to enable fastest data rates

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Sep 9, 2016

As the adoption of CoaXPress continues to grow in machine vision and global security systems, more and more cameras and frame grabbers have come on the market.  The majority of system designers are making the move to CoaXPress to take advantage of ever faster CMOS image sensors, to reduce cabling constraints present with Camera Link or USB 3.0, or to prepare for easy future upgrades. Here we share product updates from some of the CoaXPress frame grabber manufacturers in alphabetic order.

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Topics: Applications, Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Image data transport: from pixel to PC by CoaXPress Part 2

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 26, 2016

Translating data rate and frame rate

In our previous blog we analyzed the image data transport from the generation at the pixel level up to the transport via the CoaXPress cable towards the frame grabber as part of understanding the data rate required for the imaging system and where the limitations may be. Here we will analyze the data transport through the frame grabber to the host computer. In this part you will find the answer to the question: what is the influence of the frame grabber and host computer on the frame rate of the camera? 

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

Image data transport: from pixel to PC by CoaXPress Part 1

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Translating data rate and frame rate

Before an image from a vision system can be stored or processed in a host computer, it already has passed several other processing and transport steps. In this two part article we will clarify the data flow and show you how you can get an estimate how the data rate correlates with the frame rate. We will also provide some tips on how to discover the data rate limiting factor in your vision system.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology, Sensor Technology

When I know the type of camera I want, how do I choose a manufacturer?

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 12, 2016

In our previous blog we talked about which decisions you have to make when choosing which camera you need for your application. However for each type of camera, defined by interface, resolution, frame rate, reliability tests etc., there are often several manufacturers to choose from. So how should you determine your final manufacturer choice?

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Topics: Vision System Optimization

What should I take into account when choosing a camera for my imaging system?

Posted by Benny Koene on Fri, Aug 5, 2016

Cameras can be found in various types and configurations. But which camera will fit your application best? In this blog we will discuss some of the more important choices that have to be made when choosing “the best” camera for your measurement and inspection system.

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Topics: Vision System Optimization, Interface Technology

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