Monthly Archives: May 2012

GenICam Enables Ease of Use in Camera Link

May 29, 2012

In my mind, GenICam has truly revolutionized how I expect a machine vision system to work. GenICam defines user-friendly camera features through an XML file, so I don’t need to dig into a camera user manual or to memorize cryptic … Continue reading

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Camera Link 2.0 Improves on Cable Specification

May 25, 2012

When Camera Link was originally released in 2000, it represented a giant step forward in Machine Vision: it enabled a common interface to replace the proprietary pinouts used by LVDS cameras. All of a sudden, camera and frame grabber manufacturers … Continue reading

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The Same Face of Machine Vision

May 16, 2012

So, I was fortunate enough to attend the AIA Vision Show last week. I had some meetings lined up, toured the show, spent time on our booth, checked out the other booths,  joined a presentation that was going well until … Continue reading

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Image Filtering in FPGAs

May 9, 2012

Image filters – like Gaussian blurring, median filtering, and morphological operations, are indispensable tools in image pre-processing. But with the increasing bandwidth requirements today, such pre-processing tasks can be offloaded to a parallel processing hardware monster known as an FPGA … Continue reading

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The Angle on Optical Acceptance

May 2, 2012

In my last post – not the April Fools post – but the one before…  I described how pixel Fill Factor plays a role in the optical efficiency of an image sensor. The Optical Acceptance Angle is directly related to Fill … Continue reading

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