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USB3 Vision: SuperSpeed for Machine Vision

IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT USB3 VISION AND GIGEVISION WILL EMERGE AS THE FRONTRUNNERS FOR CAMERA SELECTION IN GENERAL PURPOSE INDUSTRIAL IMAGING AND MACHINE VISION.
By David Dechow
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A little more than one year has passed since the debut of the USB3 Vision™ standard (hosted by the Automated Imaging Association) for interfacing machine vision cameras via USB 3.0/3.1 computer ports (also known as “Superspeed USB” and USB3).


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USB 3.0 Empowers Embedded Vision

By Carlton Heard
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Cameras are everywhere. The need for increased automation, higher quality manufacturing, and smarter machines has fueled the growth of vision being embedded into machines, robots and other systems that can use visual data to gain a more complete understanding of the environment around them.


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Imaging

3-D Imaging: A Practical Overview for Machine Vision

COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL 2-D, MACHINE VISION 3-D IMAGING IS MORE LIMITED IN SOME AREAS AND MORE CAPABLE IN OTHERS
By Kim Jackson and Fred Turek
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Three-dimensional imaging technology has been rapidly evolving as has its use in machine vision.


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Vision Systems Inspect Insulin Pumps

COGNEX SYSTEM HELPS FLEXTRONICS INCREASE YIELD TO 95%.
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In the past, a top-selling insulin pump was inspected by 20 to 25 quality control inspectors using microscopes.


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Machine Vision 101

CCD & CMOS Cameras 101

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEVELOPMENTS IN CCD AND CMOS TECHNOLOGY
By Michael Gibbons
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Vision & Sensors spoke with Point Grey’s Michael Gibbons, director of sales and marketing, to ask him a few questions about trends in CCD and CMOS technology.


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2014 A3 Business Forum Draws Record Number of Attendees

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Some 450 automation industry leaders from around the world descended on the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort for the annual Association for Advancing Automation (A3) Business Forum.
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AIA 2014 Board of Directors Election Results

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The 2014 AIA Board of Directors election results were announced. Steve Mott, vice President of Components Express, Inc. was named the new Chairperson.
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Mid IR Sensors: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts to 2019

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Next generation Mid IR Sensors are leveraging new technology. Worldwide mid IR sensor markets are poised to achieve significant growth as demand for sensors.
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NVision Partners with CAD/CAM Connect to Bring Engineering and Measurement Services to Industry

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NVision, Inc., a 3D non-contact optical scanning for more than 23 years, has teamed with design manufacturing website CAD/CAM Connect CADCAMConnect.com to bring its inspection and reverse engineering solutions to companies in need of those services.
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NSF Awards $400,000 to UA Polymer Engineer for Novel Sensor Technology

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University of Akron polymer engineers devised a method for developing a new class of sensors critical for environmental monitoring, remote sensing, fiber optic communication, day- and night-time surveillance, and emerging medical imaging devices — for which they received a $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER award to advance this research.
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