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Tiny Camera Sees Nonvisible Spectra
3/16/2012

A prototype camera chip meant for industrial vision applications combines a machine-vision-grade 
image sensor with hyperspectral sensing. 
(Source: Imec)
A prototype camera chip meant for industrial vision applications combines a machine-vision-grade
image sensor with hyperspectral sensing.
(Source: Imec)

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MicroImaging
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I agree about the size but unless i can see a spectral responsivity Chart
MicroImaging   3/19/2012 9:56:47 PM
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It took Foveon 5 years to commercialize their technlogy of using a single CCD to get the RGB layes right.  Unless this company is willing to publically publish a responsivity chart I am not weilling to hold my breathe.  To me this is just another marketing department bringin infiormation way ahead of their enigneering department.  I have seen it so many times in the past I have just given up on these press releases.

Show me the Specs or get out of my way. I got a job to do with real products in real time.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: I agree about the size but unless i can see a spectral responsivity Chart
Ann R. Thryft   3/20/2012 12:56:39 PM
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MicroImaging, thanks for your comments. I agree that there's a lot of vaporware out there. But this is not a breathless, hype-y startup. It's Imec, and they don't do vaporware. This is also a prototype, as we clearly stated, and as we all know, it can take time for a prototype's promise to become a reality, and not all prototypes become products in high volume on a production line. If you succeed in getting that chart from Imec, please let us know.


William K.
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Tiny hyperspectral camera
William K.   3/30/2012 9:15:11 PM
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The second page, which has the spectral response information, was slow to appear, so some may have missed it, as I almost did. There may be a few non-machine vision applications, depending on the price of the camera. I do see some very interesting products if the price is right. But just as others have said, announcing the product is a lot different than shipping the product. So please be sure to make a big deal out of the announcement that they are shipping these cameras in any quantity. 

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Re: Tiny hyperspectral camera
Ann R. Thryft   4/3/2012 8:59:14 AM
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William, thanks for your comments. As williamlweaver points out, this new R&D development has some incredible advancements. As to commercialization, that would come in the form of other companies incorporating the chip into their products. 


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