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"Our customers didn't ask for vision systems," says Martin Taube, Global Product Manager of Inspection Systems at Bizerba, "but they are under more pressure than ever to produce perfect products as a... (View Full Article)
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This application note describes a simple method to acquire images from the RadEye1 large-area image sensor into a PC for display, storage and analysis. The system makes use of the PCI-6111E data... (View Full Article)
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Image quality and pixel correction are two related topics that are central to understanding and optimizing the performance of RadEye x-ray sensors and Shad-o-Box cameras. These devices are based on... (View Full Article)
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In many x-ray imaging applications the x-ray source is always turned on. This is often referred to as a fluoroscopy or continuous mode, and also happens to correspond to the default imaging mode of... (View Full Article)
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Hard x-rays and electronic devices don't get along. That's one possible conclusion after studying the physics of the interactions of x-ray radiation with sensitive electronics. X-ray radiation is... (View Full Article)
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Digital imaging detectors can use a variety of detection materials to convert x-ray radiation either to light or directly to electronic charge. Many detectors such as amorphous silicon flat panels,... (View Full Article)
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CMOS active pixel sensors are inherently less linear in their response to light than CCDs or passive pixel sensors. The basic detection process - the conversion of light photons to electric charge -... (View Full Article)
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The EV series of RadEye sensors offers some unique capabilities for x-ray imaging systems, not only in terms of its extended energy response but also by combining high spatial resolution with an... (View Full Article)
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Visible light and silicon diodes work well together to produce electronic charge. In fact, photosensitive silicon is so receptive to light that incident photons on the order of 200 nW/cm2 will... (View Full Article)
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Rad-icon Imaging Corp. offers its RadEye sensor modules in two ways: either bundled with a fully functional camera board and imaging software, or as a bare module with no readout circuitry or... (View Full Article)
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Much has been written about the relative advantages of CMOS versus CCD imagers. It seems that the debate has continued on for as long as most people can remember with no definitive conclusion in... (View Full Article)
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Dual line scan architecture doubles image sensor responsivity without shot noise penalty.... (View Full Article)
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The only constant is change. In the world of image sensors, change is staggered between invention, early adoption, and common usage. This usually means that designers can be presenting papers on... (View Full Article)
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Demands for increased speed and resolution are driving the move to digital image capture technology. Learn about 5 critical factors you'll need to consider when making the move from analog to digital... (View Full Article)
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Area cameras are often used to capture images of stationary objects or objects that move in more than one dimension. The image is provided to the camera as a series of lines composing a frame, and the... (View Full Article)
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In flood or other disaster situations, answers to these questions are more than academic-they could be life and death. While predicting rainfall can be quite dodgy, it is possible to get a good idea... (View Full Article)
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High-speed, smear-free still image capture is the hallmark of Teledyne DALSA's Falcon cameras. Applications such as traffic management, metrology and robotics inspection all need to image fast-moving... (View Full Article)
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A 2.5 cm by 5 cm, 512 by 1024 pixel CMOS photodiode array detector designed specifically for digital radiography will be described. All necessary scanning and readout circuitry is integrated within... (View Full Article)
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Regardless of the technology of image acquisition (CCD or CMOS), electronic image sensors must capture incoming light, convert it to electric signal, measure that signal, and output it to supporting... (View Full Article)
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The field of radiography has been in existence for over 100 years. However, it is currently one of the last "holdouts" of analog, chemistry-based film technology and only now maturing into the digital... (View Full Article)
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Perhaps the most common example of line scan imaging is the fax machine. Line scan imaging uses a single line of sensor pixels (effectively one-dimensional) to build up a two-dimensional image. The... (View Full Article)
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Many key tasks in the manufacture of products, including inspection, orientation, identification, and assembly, require the use of visual techniques. Human vision and response, however, can be slow... (View Full Article)
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For most area and line scan imagers, CCDs are indeed history. But at the high end, where pristine imaging is required under low light, CCD continues to deliver what todayâ s CMOS imagers simply cannot... (View Full Article)
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There's s a common excuse in the world of moviemaking: "The camera can only do so much." In a world of compromises, a man named Joe Cicio aims to change that. A camera operator and problem solver by... (View Full Article)
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PCI Express is the peripheral bus now being adopted by next generation PCs, servers, and industrial computers. It provides a scaleable, high-bandwidth, point-to-point pathway between peripheral cards... (View Full Article)
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Counterfeiting is as old as money itself. It is said that currency in the form of coins first appeared between 650-600 BC in the ancient Greek city of Lydia...and the first fakes likely showed up a... (View Full Article)
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Imaging and Machine Vision Europe is celebrating its 50th issue, a milestone that represents around a decade of reporting on the machine vision market. To mark the occasion, we've asked senior... (View Full Article)
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Teledyne DALSA's high sensitivity line scan products use TDI (time delay and integration) technology. TDI is a method of line scanning which provides dramatically increased responsivity compared to... (View Full Article)
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The Optical Acceptance Angle is directly related to Fill Factor but not very often discussed or specified. Misjudging this effect can impact image flatness and color quality in optical systems.... (View Full Article)
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Innovations and improvements in CMOS imaging technology design and fabrication have allowed designers to overcome many traditional practical implementation issues...... (View Full Article)
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A multi-talented control and automation team applies its mechanical, electrical, and software engineering chops to celebrate-and solve-a timeless puzzle.... (View Full Article)
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Human vision is an amazing thing. The impact and the value of the colors we see anchor our connection to reality..."seeing is believing" is a cliché precisely because it is so fundamental to how most... (View Full Article)