Technology Centers

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Machine Vision Camera Technology

Camera Technology Center

Do I want a color or monochrome camera?
How much resolution do I need?
Can I have too much resolution?
Does pixel size matter?
Are rolling or global shutters better?
Why do some cameras cost more than others?
What is Quantum Efficiency?
What is Dynmic Range?
What is Signal-to-Noise ratio?
Are CCD or CMOS image sensors better?
What method is used to test cameras?
Which digital interface is best?

USB3 Vision Cameras

USB3 Vision Technology Center

What is USB3 Vision?
When should I use USB3 Vision cameras?
What's the difference between USB 3.0 and USB3 Vision?
How does USB3 Vision compare to Firewire?
Where can I learn more about USB3 Vision?

GigE Vision Cameras

GigE Vision Technology Center

What is GigE Vision?
When should I use GigE Vision cameras?
What's the difference between gigabit Ethernet and GigE Vision?
What is Power-over-Ethernet?
How do I choose a network card?
Can I use a network switch or router?
What do I need to know about Ethernet cables?
Where can I learn more about GigE Vision?

Lens Technology

Lens Technology Center

How do I choose a lens?
What is 'Optical Format'?
Why don't optical formats convert from inches to millimeters?
What is meant by 'Lens Mount'?
How many megapixels does a lens need?
How are lens resolution, contrast, MTF and CTF related?
How do I choose a focal length?

Telecentric Technology

Telecentric Technology Center

What are telecentric lenses?
When do I need a telecentric lens?
How do I choose a telecentric lens?
Telecentric lens calculator
How do I optimize the performance of a telecentric lens?