Technical Articles

  1. How To Build A Deep Learning Classification System For Less Than $1000 USD
    12/11/2018

    Deep learning is set to alter the machine vision landscape in a big way. It is enabling new applications and disrupting established markets. As a product manager with FLIR, I have the privilege of visiting companies across a diverse range of industries; every company I visited this year is working on deep learning. It’s never been easier to get started, but where do you begin? This article will provide an easy-to-follow guide to building a deep learning inference system for less than $1000.

  2. Introduction To Sony Pregius® Global Shutter CMOS: High-Speed CMOS Sensor With Distortion-Free Global Shutter Technology
    12/11/2018

    Sony's Pregius global shutter CMOS technology truly fulfills its promise: crisp, clear, distortion-free images at high speeds. With Pregius, Sony does more than provide a migration path from their most popular CCD sensors. Pregius offers significant performance gains, and with its newly-announced third generation, additional on-sensor features.

  3. Imaging Reflective Surfaces: Getting Started with On-sensor Polarization
    12/11/2018

    Many vision systems struggle to overcome the effects of reflections and glare on reflective surfaces like glass, plastic and metal. Sony’s newest sensor technology can solve this problem with its pixel-level polarizer structure. This technology enables Sony polarized sensors to detect both the amount and angle of polarized light across a scene.

  4. Understanding USB 3.1 And USB 3.2
    12/11/2018

    What does USB 3.1 offer machine vision? This article explains USB 3.1, as well as the differences between USB 3.1 Generation 1 and Generation 2 and the practical gains each offers machine vision developers.

  5. Top 10 Reasons To Be Excited About 10GigE
    12/11/2018

    This article offers the 10 top reasons to be excited about FLIR's 10GigE machine vision camera.

  6. Handheld Chemical Analysis Enhances Many Industry Uses
    12/5/2018

    Handheld full-solution spectrometers can address mobile analysis needs in many industry applications better than other technologies currently more widely used.

  7. Playing It Safe Together: Bearing Traffic In Mind
    11/19/2018

    It should be clear that driver assistance systems are not just about more comfort for the driver. The applications equipped with sensitive sensors and networked cameras can save lives. The EU wants to commit to assistance systems in new cars from next year in order to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries caused by traffic.

  8. From A Vision To High-Volume Production
    11/19/2018

    The automotive industry is dabbling in driverless cars. The vehicle of the future is making its way through traffic with LIDAR technology – and creating a market worth billions. And First Sensor is equipping leading manufacturers.

  9. The Rise Of Cobots
    11/19/2018

    Until a few years ago, working with collaborative robots, or "cobots", was possible only if an array of safety precautions were adhered to. The trend toward taking machines previously housed in cages and allowing them to work more closely with human colleagues as collaborative systems calls for equipment such as sensors that monitor a robot's surroundings, give it dexterity when it grasps objects or determine its position in the room. Sensors thereby enable humans and machines to interact more safely and with greater freedom.

  10. How Innovative In Vitro Diagnostics Is Saving Lives
    11/19/2018

    When it comes to a heart attack, every second counts. But help often comes too late. Around 50,000 people die of acute myocardial infarctions every year in Germany. Two thirds of them could be saved by treatment in the first 90 minutes. Together with its partners, First Sensor has developed a sensor system for in vitro diagnostics.