To find a complete and optimized solution to an application’s needs, OEMs should carefully look at value-added capabilities and features that camera developers offer to enhance and augment the image sensor. These additional capabilities can greatly improve accuracy, performance, and scalability. In addition, they should determine whether the camera builder has not distorted the image sensor signal but improved it. Ultimately the long-term ROI of the entire system is greatly influenced by the camera and camera supplier; examples are camera performance, requirements for upgrades and replacement, reliability, future roadmap alignment, and support. This paper will review a range of features and capabilities high-performance camera developers are offering in addition to the commercially available image sensors on the market.

A generally accepted definition of machine vision is: “… the analysis of images to extract data for controlling a process or activity”*
The details in the image are what are important for machine vision applications. The higher quality of the starting image, the less software workarounds required, to allow you to focus on your core technology.

The question is then, are you getting the details you need from your image? Chances are an even better image would be beneficial. We gathered some ideas (suggestions or considerations) to get you thinking about how to enhance your machine vision system to get a better image. These are some simple things you can do (some are even free) that might make dramatic improvements.

Is going to higher resolution the right moment for display inspectionto switch from CCD to CMOS?

We will give you 3 reasons why we think it is.