Category Archives: Image Sensors

Opportunity takes its own tenth birthday pic.

Feb 11, 2014

Last month Mars Rover Opportunity celebrated its tenth anniversary on the red (brown?) planet by snapping a selfie and sending it home. How does it look? It has suffered from the scarcity of local carwashes, but despite the dust buildup, … Continue reading

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Barcode Reading – Machine Vision vs Supermarket Checkout

May 7, 2013

Barcode reading is widely used in Machine Vision (MV) for part identification. But is there a unique solution that works for all scenarios? I frankly doubt it. The question still remains – why is barcode reading so difficult in MV? … Continue reading

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One for All, and All for One – A Flexible Approach to CMOS Line Scan Design

Mar 19, 2013

Our internal projects typically have names that are more “fun” than the part numbers that end up in our datasheets. I’ve been involved in projects with names ranging from star constellations and wine varieties to superheroes! A while back, I … Continue reading

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The Smart Car Project

Mar 12, 2013

Despite the astonishing advances in technology over the last 50 years, we don’t often combine these advancements into a singularly-focused, major project – something big.  The last one was the Apollo missions to the moon, where we used technology from … Continue reading

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Spectral Cognisance 4 – Is Lux more than Luxury?

Feb 15, 2013

Coming from a Machine Vision World, “Lux” and Human Vision have been a mystery to me for a long time. Thankfully, we have had some customers in the application of human vision and I’ve been able to remedy this situation. … Continue reading

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A Preview to Color Machine Vision Tutorial @ Automate 2013

Jan 18, 2013

On January 23, I’ll be presenting a tutorial on Color Machine Vision at the AIA’s Automate Show. Attendees who pass a subsequent examination will become Certified Vision Professionals (CVP). Here are a few key points to pique your interest in … Continue reading

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Spectral Cognisance 3 – When Black turns Red

Nov 23, 2012

We have established that emission and absorption spectra are quite important in image sensing. Why is this so?

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Spectral Cognisance 2 – How White are your Whites?

Sep 12, 2012

In my first post in this series I started at the beginning of this story. We have seen that the optical path and the sensor itself modulate the effective spectrum that is available to generate signal for an image sensor. Filtering, … 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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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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