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Mike

About Mike

Mike joined DALSA in 1989 and developed the company’s first generation cameras using only 32 flip flops for line scan or 64 flip flops for area array. Some of Mike’s designs are out of this world, including cameras on the International Space Station’s Canadarm2. Closer to home, Mike contributed to the initial development of Camera Link and now chairs the Camera Link HS committee. Seems Mike has a passion for camera to frame grabber communications and pioneering new ideas.

A Schongau State of Mind. Innovation, Advancement and Industry Standards.

Feb 18, 2014

Editor’s note: This article published later than expected with thanks to Mike for his patience. For further reading on the standards meetings in Schongau – see the December print edition of inspect magazine. When do engineers get to: Meet old … Continue reading

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Camera Link HS Raises the Roof on ROI

Oct 8, 2013

Consider a typical inspection system (Fig. 1) consisting of an area camera inspecting an object with 4 holes near each corner. The inspection system exists to confirm the size and relative location of each hole. The traditional CCD camera reads … Continue reading

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Light In, Light Out Cameras – Fiber Cable as a Game Changer in Machine Vision

Apr 29, 2013

It’s time for the machine vision industry to literally see the light and start to leverage the advantages of fiber optic technology. Let me shed some light on the subject for you. Increased consumer demand for internet content has spurred … 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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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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Sowing the Seeds of Camera Link HS

Apr 3, 2012

Its spring time finally, a time of new beginnings and a time to get out in the garden and start planting in anticipation of the harvest to come. In my mind, technology and product development are a bit like gardening … Continue reading

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