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posted in June 2008
Ambient light photo sensor extends battery life in portable devices
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced a miniature surface-mount ambient light photo sensor for controlling display backlighting in a wide range of portable electronic devices.
Robot plays air hockey
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/26/2008   Post a comment
Nuvation's air hockey robot is a fun demo of its machine vision capabilities. The demo runs on a ColdFire processor.
Excitonic transistor switches optical signals
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Researchers have demonstrated an excitonic transistor that they claim can perform the operation in an ultra-small, ultra-low-power and potentially ultra-cheap device.
Single-board smart camera easily integrates into a wide range of apps
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Vision Components has extended its VC BoardCam family of intelligent cameras without a housing, targeted at industrial applications, with the introduction of the VCSBC4012 camera.
Modular vision sensor platform
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
LMI Technologies has developed a complete modular vision sensor platform of hardware and software components under its FireSync brand. The system allows fast and easy integration of components into a scalable machine vision system along with microsecond synchronisation.
OmniVision claims first 1/4-inch Mega Pixel sensor with MDDI interface
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6/16/2008   Post a comment
The OV3647 is also equipped with a standard parallel interface which has the unique ability to act as an input for a secondary camera, so it can share the MDDI interface while also functioning as an MDDI hub
Quantum-entangled images show hidden details
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6/12/2008   Post a comment
Quantum-entangled images--two randomly fluctuating pictures separated in space but inextricably linked through their complementary features--have been captured in real-time for the first time.
Thermoelectrics cool night vision goggles
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6/9/2008   Post a comment
Nextreme Thermal Solutions Inc. and infrared sensor maker Princeton Lightwave Inc. have used thermal bump technology to cool a short-wave infrared InGaAs focal plane array.


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