A camera inherits a lot of its characteristics from the sensor that is being used. This is a collection of our blogs that discuss the sensor technology and characteristics.

Moving from CCD towards CMOS cameras as Many CCD Sensors go Obsolete

Moving from CCD to CMOS Cameras CCD Sensors go Obsolete In the world of cameras, the favored image sensor type is now evolving.  Two of the most popular visible sensor technologies found in the industry are CMOS (complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor) and CCD (charge-coupled device). In the past, CCD offered a higher image quality with better light…

A CHEAT SHEET FOR EXPLAINING THE EMVA1288 PARAMETERS

The EMVA1288 is a great standard to start talking about applications instead of about definitions of important high-performance industrial camera parameters. In this blog we want to talk about the definitions in the standard.  For our previous discussions on the EMVA1288 standard, please click here. Not everyone uses the EMVA1288 standard to report on camera parameters,…

Image Inspection Throughput

Switching from CCD to CMOS for Display Inspection: Part 2 Increase your Inspection Throughput

Adimec is introducing a new 50-megapixel camera the S-50A30 based on the CMOSIS CMV50000. The new camera provides more than just higher resolution.  This CMOS camera, provides inspection accuracy increases, the highest inspection throughput at 50 Mpx, and the next step in image quality. This is a three-part series that illustrates why to choose a…

View of patterned wafer showing FOV for multiple camera resolutions

Switching from CCD to CMOS for Display Inspection: Part 1 Increase Inspection Accuracy

Adimec is introducing a new 50-megapixel camera the S-50A30 based on the CMOSIS CMV50000. The new camera provides more than just higher resolution. This CMOS camera, provides inspection accuracy increases, the highest inspection throughput at 50 Mpx, and the next step in image quality. This is a three-part series that illustrates why to choose a…

CCD versus CMOS in Traffic Applications

For intelligent traffic systems, VGA resolution CCD-based cameras have traditionally been the accepted technology, but with the quality of CMOS image sensors continuously improving, CMOS-based cameras are now a viable option for demanding license plate recognition applications.  The latest system requirements are for higher resolution (HDTV) and frame rates of 30 to 60 frames per…

Read noise versus shot noise – what is the difference and when does it matter?

When determining the best metrology camera, one of the first considerations is to determine the dominant noise source.  This can help you prioritize the most important camera parameters, such as sensitivity or dynamic range. In this post we will consider temporal noise sources that vary with time including shot noise and read noise. With this, it…