Newsletter | June 30, 2020

06.30.20 -- High Resolution Imaging: Insights And Considerations

 
Is Your Software Developer Kit A Solution Or A Problem?
 

When implementing a camera into your application, an SDK that is accessible, stable, and well-supported by its manufacturer is as critical as quality hardware.

Why Is A Backside Illuminated Sensor More Sensitive Than A Front Side Illuminated Sensor?
 

Backside illuminated image sensors have fewer obstacles in the pathway of the incoming light as it reaches the volume of the pixel, where the conversion to charge carriers takes place. As a result, backside illuminated CMOS image sensors are able to convert more of the light into charge carriers, resulting in larger signals and better images.

OEMs: Expand Your Product Portfolio With sCMOS Sensors
 

OEMs can enhance their products with expanded capabilities and attract customers by incorporating scientific CMOS sensor technology. While in many applications sCMOS sensors offer better performance, features, and price, many staff scientists, product managers, and chief science officers at life science and physical science-related companies have not fully realized the advantages they could gain.

Are Larger Pixels Always More Sensitive?
 
A common myth is that larger pixel size image sensors are always more sensitive than smaller pixel size image sensors. To explain that this isn’t always the case, this paper will look at the effect that the pixel size has on image quality, especially for the overall sensitivity, which is determined by the quantum efficiency.
Why Is Binning Different In CMOS Image Sensors Compared To CCD Image Sensors?
 

"Binning" is defined as the combination of the charge carrier content of two or more pixels of an image sensor to form a new so-called super pixel. This article discusses the reasons for the difference of "binning" in CMOS and CCD technologies and how it improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

Why Does High-Resolution Inspection Of Food Products Matter?
 
The presence of any foreign material in food products could be a disastrous outcome for any company. This article discusses the use of high-resolution cameras for food inspection and the benefits that it offers over other types of inspections.