Monthly Archives: February 2012

Smart cameras – Dream Vision Systems of the Future

Feb 28, 2012

I believe we can safely say that vision systems will become more and more important in the future. Security, traffic, food, health products and medical procedures as well as production quality control will all require sophisticated vision systems and cost … Continue reading

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A simple way to determine Charge Conversion Efficiency for a CMOS sensor

Feb 21, 2012

An important characteristic of an image sensor is its ability to convert electrons into output signal. Most CMOS image sensors include on-chip ADCs which convert the analog signal coming from the pixel into digital numbers. The CCE (Charge Conversion Efficiency) … Continue reading

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The software-centric camera wave

Feb 14, 2012

When I started my career in Machine Vision a little more than 15 years ago, cameras were a purely electronic beast. If you wanted to change camera settings, you had to play around with DIP switches in the best case, … Continue reading

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The Art of Making Large Image Sensors (or Quilting with Silicon)

Feb 7, 2012

While most of the semiconductor world is busy shrinking chips to ever smaller sizes, high performance image sensor manufacturers are often pushing the bounds of chip size in order to achieve ever higher image resolution. In the 1980s and early … Continue reading

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