Newsletter | November 25, 2019

11.25.19 -- Vision Systems | Selecting An IR Camera Lens

Featured Article
12 Considerations For Thermal Infrared Camera Lens Selection
By FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components

There are many factors to be considered when developing a solution that requires a thermal imager or infrared (IR) camera, such as the application, waveband requirement, minimum resolution, pixel size, and the ability to scale production. An element that will impact many of these considerations is the IR camera lens. This white paper offers 12 considerations when selecting the optimal lens for a thermal imaging solution.

Spotlight On Vision Systems
OEMs: Expand Your Product Portfolio With sCMOS Sensors
Article | By Scott Metzler, Ph.D., PCO-TECH Inc.

OEMs can enhance their products with expanded capabilities and attract customers by incorporating scientific CMOS sensor technology.

Software: A Critical Component Of Any IR Camera
Article | By Koen Jacobs, FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

Software provides users of IR cameras with a work environment in which all the camera functions take place. Choosing the right software can greatly expand the capabilities of an IR camera.

New Hyperspectral Imaging Technology Can Increase Food Industry Efficiency
Article | BaySpec Inc.

Hyperspectral imaging can offer great benefits to the agricultural industry in fields and processing plants. New technology has made equipment lighter, easier to use, and less expensive.

3U5MGXSBA 5 MP Global Shutter CMOS Sensor Evaluation Kit
Brochure | Canon USA Imaging Solutions Group

The kit features a camera with a pre-installed 3U5MGXSBA 5 MP global shutter CMOS sensor with raw data serial output via a USB 3.1 (Gen 1) interface. It has an open architecture design and lets developers embed processing and software with the on-board ARM and FPGA.

What Is A Front Surface Mirror?
Article | Abrisa Technologies

This article identifies the differences a front surface mirror has from other types of mirrors and the benefits of its use.

New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously
Application Note | By Naomi Shisaike, Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

If surface appearance quality is critical to your product, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and BRDF including Canon’s new parameter “Scattering C20, C60.” 

What To Consider When Selecting A Neutral Density Filter
Article | By Lynn Brown, HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

Neutral density filters are important components in imaging and light measurement applications, so it's useful to know how to select the right filters to meet your needs.

Theory And Measurement Of The Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)
White Paper | Image Science Ltd

MTF is a quantitative and objective measure of the quality of an image formed by a lens or an electro-optical system. This measurement is appropriate for lenses of all qualities and can be calculated from lens design data, which enables theoretical and actual performances to be compared.

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