Allied Vision Helps Laetus With Camera Cure-All
In this case study, a leading provider of quality control solutions for pharmaceutical industry standardizes a camera module with a special development from Allied Vision Technologies.  Continue Reading..
Antmicro's Open Jetson Nano Baseboard With NVIDIA's Latest Production SoMs And ALVIUM Cameras
One motivation behind open hardware designs at Antmicro is showcasing the newest processing technologies and providing a starting point for discussion about customized products — with different form factors, interfaces, and additional software — Allied Vision can build for its customers and partners.   Continue Reading..
Introduction To Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
Introduction To Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
With growing applications in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle avoidance, security and security, and other digital imaging applications, the demand for optical and image sensors has also grown.   Continue Reading..
How To Build A Deep Learning Classification System For Less Than $1000 USD
Deep learning is set to alter the machine vision landscape, enabling new applications and disrupting established markets. It’s never been easier to get started, but where do you begin? This article provides an easy-to-follow guide to building a deep learning inference system for less than $1000.  Continue Reading..
Introduction To Sony Pregius Global Shutter CMOS: High-Speed CMOS Sensor With Distortion-Free Global Shutter Technology
Sony's Pregius global shutter CMOS technology truly fulfills its promise: crisp, clear, distortion-free images at high speeds. regius offers significant performance gains, and with its newly-announced third generation, additional on-sensor features.  Continue Reading..


The new Manta cameras are designed with a modular and versatile concept for easy integration into machine vision systems. The Manta G-158 and G-040 provide excellent image quality, offer an extended feature set, and are equipped with the Sony IMX273 and IMX287 CMOS sensors.

The Alvium Series of embedded vision cameras are designed to offer high levels of flexibility and performance in industrial applications. Incorporating ALVIUM® Technology, Allied Vision’s unique application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), the Alvium Camera Series provides outstanding performance in machine vision imaging.

Sensors Unlimited’s 1024-LDH2 is a high-speed 1024-pixel, line scan, InGaAs camera that increases the A-line rate to 91,911 lines per second to enable spectral domain OCT to capture detailed 3-D volumes of the retina, nerve head, and choroid layer in the blink of an eye. For 1.31 μm SD-OCT, diode array-based OCT systems offer superior phase stability for doppler or polarization-sensitive OCT.

Canon’s new 3U3MRXSAAC is a 2.8 MP CMOS sensor equipped with an HDR drive function that achieves a wide 120 dB range at low noise levels. The sensor’s wide range results in a greater ability to extract usable information, even in situations where there is a substantial difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.

FLIR’s Firefly® camera is designed to combine machine vision features with the power of deep learning inference on-camera. With its integrated Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) users can deploy a trained neural network directly onto the camera and achieve inference on the edge. Its small size and low power are ideal for portable devices, and it provides excellent imaging with the latest global shutter CMOS sensors.

FLIR’s Blackfly S cameras are compact, machine vision cameras designed to produce exact images for acceleration of application development. With features for both automatic and manual control over image capture and on-camera pre-processing, these cameras offer support for a wide range of operating systems and hosts system hardware architectures.

The Oryx 10GigE camera family of machine vision cameras offers the advantages of the latest sensors by supporting transfer speeds up to 10 Gbit/s, enabling the capture of 12-bit images at over 60 FPS at 4K resolution. The Oryx 10BASE-T interface provides reliable image transfer at cable lengths over 50 meters on inexpensive CAT6A. or greater than 30 m on CAT5e.

LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures FLEXPOINT® MVsquare laser modules to fulfill specific requirements in industrial image processing applications. Thanks to its rectangular housing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15 mm), this square module solution is specifically designed for fast and simple assembly in series production.


  • Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. In this week's edition, technicians no longer have to wait until nighttime to detect defects in solar panels, MOE lenses are making their case for replacement of refractive lenses, and robots with RF antennas and machine vision are finding lost things.

  • Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, L3Harris landed an $18.4 million contract to continue providing its electro-optical sensor systems to the U.S. military, chalcogenide glasses became useful in the visible and UV spectrum, and a more practical, less harmful phosphorescent material is found in wood. 

  • Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, a UK-based firm claims it has made the world's smallest quantum computer at just four qubits, scientists are using terahertz radiation to measure ice thickness on prawns, and laser-interference structuring (LIS) could be a viable alternative to existing and environmentally-unfriendly corrosion protection methods. 

  • Imagine looking for the optimal configuration to build an organic solar cell made from different polymers. How would you start? Does the active layer need to be very thick, or very thin? Does it need a large or a small amount of each polymer? Knowing how to predict the specific composition and cell design that would result in optimum performance is one of the greatest unresolved problems in materials science.

  • An international team of scientists have developed a photonic processor that uses rays of light inside silicon chips to process information much faster than conventional electronic chips. Published in Nature, the breakthrough study was carried out by scientists from EPFL, the Universities of Oxford, Münster, Exeter, Pittsburgh, and IBM Research – Zurich.


  • The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • This year at Photonics West, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies gave us insight into the three optical filtering solutions his company is focusing on in 2016.

  • Dylan Thomas, Texas Instruments DLP, introduces us to a highly accurate light steering development platform with high brightness and resolution ideal for a variety of industrial, medical, and scientific applications.