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We have talked a lot about improvements in CMOS image sensors in low light imaging capabilities which are particularly helpful in outdoor applications such as long-range observation, surveillance, and global security. The image sensor parameters relevant to low light are QE (Quantum efficiency), read noise, dark current, uniformity, and MTF (in NIR).
And another year is coming to a close. There have been a lot of exciting changes in CMOS image sensors and cameras this year. We have been sharing lots of updates, images, and data. Here are some of the most popular posts:
With interface standards, the supported connectors are included. It might seem that this would not be complex and the possibilities would be limited. But if it not controlled there can easily be over 100 different types of connectors making designing, purchasing, and upgrading confusing and risky.
With the increased adoption of CoaXPress by inspection and metrology system designers, there are many new CoaXPress cables, frame grabbers, and cameras coming to the market. To make sure that all of the components work seamlessly together, there is a detailed procedure outlined by JIIA for official certification. This involves thorough testing for compliance to…
Interview with Microchip Technology about the growth of CoaXPress in Machine Vision and other industries and future plans
In November 2013, Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, acquired EqcoLogic (http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/press-release/microchip-acquires-eqcologic.html), an innovator in equalizer and coaxial transceiver products and technologies. EqcoLogic was a privately held, fabless semiconductor company based in Brussels, Belgium.
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The increased adoption of CoaXPress started from the increased bandwidth capabilities and simplified cabling. It has continued with the ease of integration and the availability of compliant components. For instance, there is now a wide selection in frame grabber providers. The multiple providers of the CoaXPress IP cores further support implementation to give system designers…
CoaXPress cameras including those designed for cost-effective, high-speed multi-camera systems at Automation World 2016 in Korea
The 2016 Automation World exhibition will be held March 9th through the 11th in conjunction with the 5th Korean Machine Vision Show for machine vision, semiconductor, robotics, and security system providers to see the latest component and technology developments.
CoaXPress is a digital interface standard that allows the transmission of data from a device, for example a camera, to a host such as a frame grabber in a PC, at a high speed of up to 6.25 Gbps over a single coax cable. There are many improvements to an imaging system that CoaXPress can unlock –…