Tag Archives: machine vision

Look Who Just Turned 40!

Jun 18, 2013

At home, I’m the unofficial “Tech” responsible for ensuring that our home computer network runs smoothly. At last count, we have a dozen different devices running on the network, including several smart phones, a few laptops, a printer and just … 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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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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256 Shades of Grey: The Story of Shot Noise, Part 1

Sep 18, 2012

People use the term image noise somewhat loosely to capture any non-ideality that detracts from the “ideal” image. Contributors to noise include fixed pattern noise (FPN), photoresponse nonuniformity (PRNU), temporal random read noise, and even artefacts like electronic exposure control … Continue reading

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Fields of Technology for Machine Vision – Part 2

Sep 6, 2012

In my last post, I discussed technology names related to machine vision, to help you navigate this business. To recap, this Venn diagram illustrates computer vision’s focus on general vision algorithms and machine vision’s practical application of these and other … 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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Turnkey solutions – the challenge of integration

Mar 27, 2012

As imaging experts, we are asked to provide imaging solutions to our customers. Most of the time, we provide part of the solution: a frame grabber, a camera, some software libraries, in other words, generic imaging components. Sometimes customers are … Continue reading

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Unnatural Computation. What’s In a Name?

Mar 6, 2012

I’ll mostly blog about the computational machinery and algorithms of natural and machine vision. I can’t go into as much detail on algorithms as Steve Eddins does in his blog on image processing but perhaps this is a relief. I’ll discuss … Continue reading

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