Tag Archives: CMOS Image Sensor

Who needs Captain America when we’ve got Heroes with Vision?

May 27, 2014

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the AIA Vision Show in Boston. With some 2,000+ attendees and 100+ exhibitors this conference is not large when compared to other North American trade events but it is an important one. … 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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256 Shades of Grey in the World of Machine Vision – Part 2

Nov 13, 2012

In my last post I described the role of shot noise in determining the ability of machine vision systems to detect objects. Specifically, I pointed out that in my experience, shot noise rather than detector read noise is more often … Continue reading

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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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All That is Old is New Again

Jun 5, 2012

Most would point to the middle part of the last century as the birth of electronic imaging. RCA, Philips, EMI and others introduced several generations of tube image sensors with names like Orthocon, Plumbicon, and Vidicon. In all cases the … Continue reading

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The Art of Making Large Image Sensors (or Quilting with Silicon)

Feb 7, 2012

While most of the semiconductor world is busy shrinking chips to ever smaller sizes, high performance image sensor manufacturers are often pushing the bounds of chip size in order to achieve ever higher image resolution. In the 1980s and early … Continue reading

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