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Highly integrated image sensors enable low-cost imaging systems
Author(s): Paul K. Gallagher; Don Lake; David Chalmers; J. E. D. Hurwitz
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Paper Abstract

The highest barriers to wide scale implementation of vision systems have been cost. This is closely followed by the level of difficulty of putting a complete imaging system together. As anyone who has every been in the position of creating a vision system knows, the various bits and pieces supplied by the many vendors are not under any type of standardization control. In short, unless you are an expert in imaging, electrical interfacing, computers, digital signal processing, and high speed storage techniques, you will likely spend more money trying to do it yourself rather than to buy the exceedingly expensive systems available. Another alternative is making headway into the imaging market however. The growing investment in highly integrated CMOS based imagers is addressing both the cost and the system integration difficulties. This paper discusses the benefits gained from CMOS based imaging, and how these benefits are already being applied.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3205, Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration VI, (18 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.285578
Show Author Affiliations
Paul K. Gallagher, VLSI Vision Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Don Lake, VLSI Vision Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Chalmers, VLSI Vision Ltd. (United Kingdom)
J. E. D. Hurwitz, VLSI Vision Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3205:
Machine Vision Applications, Architectures, and Systems Integration VI
Susan Snell Solomon; Bruce G. Batchelor; John W. V. Miller, Editor(s)

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