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Introduction to Machine Vision

A guide to automating process & quality improvements Get the basics of how machine vision technology works and why it's the right choice for automating process and quality improvements. The Introduction to Machine Vision whitepaper is the first step to understanding, what is machine vision, what kind of problems does it solve, what components do you need to build a vision system, how to get the most out of your vision system, and more. Read this whitepaper to see why automated inspection is vastly superior to manual techniques.

Posted in: White Papers, Machine Vision, Machinery & Automation

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Boosting Machine Vision with Built-in FPGA Image Preprocessing

Since imaging processing tasks can consume major CPU resources in machine vision applications, increasing processing performance within size constraints is, accordingly, a common challenge for solution providers. The following discusses the efficacy of FPGA in addressing such performance shortcomings, presents the image processing tasks most suitable for FPGA, and compares the capabilities of CPU and FPGA in operation. A built -in FPGA image preprocessing solution supporting machine vision app lications is then presented.

Posted in: White Papers, Imaging, Optics, Photonics, Machinery & Automation, Robotics

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New Algorithm Reveals Underground Water Levels

Researchers from Stanford University have used satellite data and a new computer algorithm to gauge groundwater levels in Colorado’s San Luis Valley agricultural basin. The technique "fills in" underground water levels in areas where quality data had been previously unavailable.

Posted in: News, Imaging, Visualization Software, Antennas, RF & Microwave Electronics

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3D Imaging Reveals Battery Degradation in Real Time

Using sophisticated 3D imaging, a team at University College London, The European Synchrotron (ESRF), University of Manchester, Harwell Oxford, Oregon State University, and the National Physical Laboratory visualized a battery’s performance loss and internal structural damage. The images of active commercial Li/MnO2 disposable batteries, captured using X-ray computed tomography, will help to improve cell designs.

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Filtering in Machine Vision

There are many different types of filters in machine vision that can be utilized to improve or change the image of the object under inspection. It is important to understand the different technologies behind the various types of filters in order to understand their advantages and limitations. Although there is a wide variety of filters, almost all can be divided into two primary categories: colored glass filters and coated filters.

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Customized Drone Maps Glaciers

Using a custom-designed drone, a researcher from The Ohio State University mapped glaciers and wetlands in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Despite a discovered drop in glacier growth, the findings from the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) revealed a slightly more optimistic picture of the region’s water supply, which relies in part on the ice formations.

Posted in: Application Briefs, Applications, Imaging, Photonics

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Flexible Sheet Camera Wraps Around Objects

A novel sheet camera developed by Columbia Engineering researchers can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images that cannot be taken with one or more conventional cameras.

Posted in: News, Cameras, Imaging

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Vision Sensors

Teledyne DALSA, Waterloo, ON, Canada, announced BOA™ Spot vision sensors that combine a BOA vision system with integrated LED lighting, lens cover, and software. Available with 640 × 480 or 1280 × 960 image resolution, the sensors can inspect multiple part features at the same time. Embedded vision tools for part locating, feature finding, counting, and measuring applications offer a graphic user interface and can be combined and used numerous times for inspection tasks. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61060-100

Posted in: Products, Aerospace, Cameras, Displays/Monitors/HMIs, Imaging, Manufacturing & Prototyping

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SWIR Camera

The 1280SCICAM shortwave infrared camera from Princeton Infrared Technologies, Monmouth Junction, NJ, is a lattice-matched indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensor that features 1280 × 1024 resolution at frame rates greater than 95 frames per second (fps) at full-frame size, and operates in the visible to shortwave infrared spectrum from 0.4 μm to 1.7 μm. A 3-stage thermoelectric cooler is integrated into a vacuum package to provide three temperature set-points for different conditions. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61060-101

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Day/Night Cameras

D-Link, Austin, TX, announced the 5-megapixel day/night IP DCS-6517 dome network camera and the DCS-7517 Bullet network cameras. Supporting 2560 × 1920 resolution and digital WDR image enhancement, the cameras provide real-time video compression using the H.264 and MJPEG codecs, and support three separate profiles for simultaneous video streaming and recording. Both cameras have built-in IR LED illuminators for use in complete darkness. For Free Info Visit http://info.hotims.com/61060-102

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White Papers

Evolution of the Modern Receiver in a Crowded Spectrum Environment
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Enabling Complex Applications with a Dual Node Single Board Computer
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The Changing Face of Robotics
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Finding the Right Manufacturer for Your Design
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Boosting Machine Vision with Built-in FPGA Image Preprocessing
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Silicones Meet the Needs of the Electronics Industry
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