Author Archives: Eric

About Eric

Eric is in charge of R&D activities at the Montreal office of Teledyne DALSA where he is surrounded by talented people working on the technologies of tomorrow. Chair of the GigE Vision committee, he enjoys reading and writing machine vision standards, especially the thicker ones.

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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Looking at transfer bandwidth from another perspective

Apr 17, 2012

One thing I’ve learned from my years in Machine Vision is that performance and bandwidth are never enough to satisfy leading edge applications; hence the constant quest to increase the transmission speed of camera interfaces. Teledyne DALSA has always been … 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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Emerging MV Standards Mean Staying Ahead of the Game.

Jan 17, 2012

If you are like me, you may be getting confused by the plethora of interface standards that are appearing everywhere in Machine Vision. It started smoothly with Camera Link more than ten years ago. Then came DCAM for Firewire, followed … Continue reading

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