Yearly Archives: 2012

Fields of Technology for Machine Vision – Part 2

Sep 6, 2012

In my last post, I discussed technology names related to machine vision, to help you navigate this business. To recap, this Venn diagram illustrates computer vision’s focus on general vision algorithms and machine vision’s practical application of these and other … Continue reading

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New Technology Takes Time

Aug 30, 2012

Today, we expect new technologies to come to market very quickly. The truth is it takes many years to realize the full benefits of a new technology. Consider the cell phone. Wikipedia’s History of Mobile Phones tells us it all … Continue reading

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Spectral Cognisance Part 1 – Bad Red or True Blue?

Aug 14, 2012

Here is a real-life event inspiring a blog post: One of my team’s previous sensor projects is being implemented in our internal camera development. We had just received a new lot of sensors which appeared to have low Responsivity. We … Continue reading

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Teledyne Provides Power and Vision for NASA’s Curiosity Rover

Aug 7, 2012

This week, as sports fans around the world cheer spectacular human achievements at the Olympic Games in London, science fans are also cheering for spectacular achievements even farther from home—perhaps most notably the successful deployment of the Mars Science Laboratory … Continue reading

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Machine Vision Reading List – Summer 2012

Aug 1, 2012

I’ll admit it – I find it hard to be inside on sunny days. I’m fortunate in that  there’s a window nearby so I can at least see those gorgeous blue “Simpsons” skies and white fluffy clouds. Now, along with … Continue reading

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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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Outsourcing or In-housing – A Source for Debate in the Modern Age of Imaging

Jun 26, 2012

The topic of outsourcing  is often a subject for debate by politicians, managers, engineers, business owners and even human rights groups. Depending on the product, it can be a significant cost benefit to outsource certain aspects of the production process. … Continue reading

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