Innovations and improvements in CMOS imaging technology design and fabrication have allowed designers to overcome many traditional practical implementation issues. Although integrated circuit design is always a process of optimizing tradeoffs between limiters, CMOS imaging technology designers can now deliver products with performance that is truly compelling for machine vision applications. With these innovations and considerable time and investment, CMOS imaging technology has seen significant advancements and has increased in usage over competing CCD technology by original equipment manufacturers in the machine vision industry.
Choosing the most suitable camera for a specific machine vision application requires a delicate balancing of different attributes of the image sensor and camera with the needs of the machine vision system. The progress that has been made in CMOS technology over the past decade has made it the preferred technology for high speed inspection.