Make Non-Contact Precision Displacement and Thickness Measurements

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

In a manufacturing environment, non-contact measurements are especially useful for moving processes, hot parts, machined parts and soft or sticky parts. Banner Engineering addresses these kinds of applications…

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Cameras in Video Surveillance

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Vision Sensor Reads Linear and Data Matrix Codes

Thursday, May 19, 2011

With its Sharpshooter ID vision sensor, Balluff now has an ID version designed to read a large range of linear bar codes and 2D Data Matrix codes, as…

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The Use of Sensing Technology in Robotics Competition

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research and Development Corporation was the keynote speaker and winner of the Bellwether Award at Semico Research Corporation’s Semico Summit, May 1-3 in…

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Integrated Vision System is Smart and Rugged

Monday, April 4, 2011

Adding a microprocessor to any sensor is one way to achieve smart sensing. That’s exactly what XIMEA has done for vision systems. By integrating an Intel x86 with…

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Sensing in the AR.Drone Quadricopter

Friday, January 21, 2011

Controlled by a cell phone (iPhone/iPod, Touch/iPad and others), Parrot’s AR.Drone quadricopter uses pressure sensors (for altitude) and camera sensors for its control. At the 2011 International CES…

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A Short Demonstration of GM’s EN-V Capabilities

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I attended the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and had the opportunity to look for sensors in a variety of applications. General Motors two-wheel EN-V…

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Legislating More Sensors

Sunday, December 26, 2010

If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gets its way, backup cameras will be required on all new vehicles by 2014. Intended to prevent drivers from backing…

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Communicating Camera Data in the Vehicle

Friday, October 29, 2010

At Convergence 2010 in Detroit, National Semiconductor’s Dac Tran explains how serial-deserialization (SerDes) technology plays a critical role in delivering camera sensing data in vehicles.  The SerDes in…

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Four Cameras and Xilinx FPGA Provide Surround View for Vehicles

Friday, October 29, 2010

At Convergence 2010, Xilinx’ Paul Zoratti explains how new vehicle applications for cameras are possible using field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology. With Xilinx SP605 evaluation board, four…

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