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Using NIR for Inspection Applications

Using NIR for Inspection Applications

This week, Lumenera is at the SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing show demonstrating our Lt16059HM, a USB 3.0 industrial grade 16 MP CCD large format monochrome camera with Canon lens and a visible light blocking filter. Using an 850 nm NIR light ring we will be demonstrating how the camera can help differentiate organic vs inorganic matter in inspection applications. The detail and sensitivity at this wavelength is a result of our superior camera design that does not contain infrared filters, anti-aliasing filters or data altering firmware commonly found consumer camera systems.

 The Best of Both Worlds: Sony’s New CMOS Sensors

The Best of Both Worlds: Sony’s New CMOS Sensors

Sony has recently introduced their latest global shutter CMOS sensors that are capable of producing CCD-like performance. Historically, CCD sensors have been known to be far superior to CMOS technology, boasting higher dynamic range, higher pixel density, and better color representation than their CMOS counterparts. CMOS imagers, however, are typically much less expensive to manufacture and require less power to operate. Sony’s latest Pregius global shutter CMOS sensors combine beneficial aspects of both CCD and CMOS in a pixel design resulting in impressive performance.

USB 3.0: The Supercars of Machine Vision

USB 3.0: The Supercars of Machine Vision

Supercars bring an exhilarating level of performance leaving many of us in awe. The high speed, acceleration and handling are all powerful sensations that come to mind. But if you’ve ever driven a supercar, you also quickly notice the lack of visibility, how awkward it can be just getting into the car, or the unforgiving controls that translate even the slightest driver input into a mad rush of power. For these reasons you may be quite happy leaving the supercar at home for your daily commute to work and jumping into your reliable, comfortable, compact car that is user friendly, provides a smoother ride and that gives you the benefit of greater fuel efficiency. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could enjoy the best of both worlds?

USB 3.0 Cameras – How Far Can You Really Go?

USB 3.0 Cameras – How Far Can You Really Go?

Despite all the media coverage around USB 3.0 technology there are still perceptions that USB 3.0 is limited to 3 or 5 meters, which is not the case. Distance of 10, 15 and even 20 meters are possible with USB 3.0 using active cables.