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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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Charles Murray
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Small size
Charles Murray   3/16/2012 6:55:10 PM
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Having seen spectroscopy systems in the semiconductor industry in the 1980s, this seems like about as small a package as I can ever remember. Is this indeed smaller than the current state of the art? Has anyone else used a system on a chip approach like this one, Ann?

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Smaller "eyes" for smaller designs
Ann R. Thryft   3/16/2012 4:16:35 PM
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There's a large number of apps that could take advantage of this technology. Industrial machine vision and inspection of chips, boards and electronics sub-assemblies, R&D of several different kinds including component failure and analysis labs, medical labs of various kinds, and medical equipment manufacturing. It could possibly also be used in various kinds of materials detection, possibly in security apps, as well as for detecting counterfeit components made of inferior materials.


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Re: Smaller "eyes" for smaller designs
Rob Spiegel   3/16/2012 3:42:34 PM
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This is impressive, Ann. What are some of the uses? You mention medical. Is that in diagnosis or medical equipment manufacturing. I would think this would have manufacturing applications.

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Smaller "eyes" for smaller designs
Ann R. Thryft   3/16/2012 2:16:22 PM
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What I like most about this technology is the huge difference in size between other multispectral cameras I've written about in the past and the fact that this is a chip-level solution, even doing post-processing filters on-chip. I think the need for this technology will only continue to increase as design features keep getting smaller, and with the mixes of multiple material types.


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