Monthly Archives: July 2012

GeniCam and SFNC. A Common Language for Machine Vision

Jul 24, 2012

A cornerstone of Machine Vision was created in the spring of 2006 with the introduction of the GenICam Standard Feature Naming Convention (SFNC). Before SFNC, every camera manufacturer offered their own proprietary set of commands to configure their cameras. Although … Continue reading

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CLHS Standard Development for MV Delivers its Own Lessons.

Jul 16, 2012

By my own admission, and as an engineer with more than a few years of design experience, I recognize there are always opportunities for learning. I’d like to share with you my most recent schooling – it was around CRC … Continue reading

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Can GigE Vision Lose Frames?

Jul 10, 2012

I recently read an interesting post by B. Grey entitled “Can GigE be trusted?”. The central theme of the discussion is around the reliability of GigE in the transfer of images. I thought I’d add my 2 cents here. First, why … Continue reading

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Are All CCDs Dinosaurs?

Jul 3, 2012

My youngest boy, who is crazy about dinosaurs, once asked me if all dinosaurs perished right after the great meteor impact. “No,” I said, “some survived long after.” In 1993, Eric Fossum delivered the provocative but seminal presentation “Active Pixel … Continue reading

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