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Interface Technology Debates Aside – What about Costs?

Oct 30, 2012

I have seen so many debates around the technical merits of CoaXPress and Camera Link HS that I sometimes feel we may have overlooked what I would say is nearly as important – when a product is reliable and performs adequately for its purpose, … Continue reading

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A New Predator in the Machine Vision World

Oct 10, 2012

I was recently reading an article about the upcoming USB3 Vision interface standard – essentially a discussion around the impact of USB3 Vision on GigE Vision, (its sister standard from the AIA). Though I agree that USB3 Vision is the new … 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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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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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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