A Taste of the Orient
The camera in your system is the gateway to the color wonders of the world. A camera delivering accurate color is no small feat, much less doing so in a reliable and repeatable manner. Cameras from various manufacturers often rely on comparable sensors but this is where the similarities end. Unless purposely designed, cameras will deliver varying color quality even when using the same image sensors. Color quality may even vary between units of the same camera model.
Reading Between the Lines
Designing a complex machine vision system can be a grueling task. Defining the system objectives, designing an architecture, estimating performance requirements, working out bottlenecks, identifying components and solving interface issues are just a few of the steps required before even starting to tackle system integration.
Looking to the Future
The AIA Business Conference was a great event again this year. Various topics of interest to machine vision were discussed including the yearly vision market update and a review of standard activities. The industry is all abuzz with USB 3.0 which is expected to be “big” in the words of the AIA officials.
USB3 Vision in the Sun
The AIA’s annual business conference is taking place in Orlando this week from February 20th to 22nd. It is an important networking event where industry players forge valuable relationships, learn about industry trends and share thoughts on the direction of the industry. The partnerships formed between industry players and the coordination of efforts are key to the success of the machine vision industry.
A Vision of the Future
The Buzz About USB 3.0
USB 3.0 is an evolution of USB 2.0, one of the most popular data interfaces available today. One of USB 3.0’s most compelling features for machine vision systems is its high bandwidth providing a transfer speed of approximately 5 Gb/s, which is ten times faster than USB 2.0 and five times faster than the widely deployed GigE interface.