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Advanced Imaging Magazine

Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

The SmallFrEYE_PC: Small Form Factor Vision Systems for Factory and Laboratory Process Monitoring and Control

Developed and Used to Enhance the Efficiency, Accuracy and Reliability of Operations Routinely Carried Out During the Manufacture of Electronic Devices and Components

The Value Engineering Alliance announces the addition of a compact multifunctional vision system, the SmallFrEYE_PC, to its product line. PC-based and featuring application-specific solutions, the SmallFrEYE_PC was originally developed and used to enhance the efficiency, accuracy and reliability of operations routinely carried out during the manufacture of electronic devices and components. The SmallFrEYE_PCs architecture supports multi-tasking, while its modular software design enables various functional blocks to be combined and exercised as needed to address a steadily increasing array of inspection and automatic identification tasks.

The SmallFrEYE_PCs primary modules include part detection, pin 1 detection, package location, mark inspection/Optical Character Verification (OCV), 2D Ball Grid Array (BGA) inspection, Chip Scale Packaging (CSP) pad inspection, various types of device lead inspection, pattern recognition, package surface inspection, ECC080 and ECC200 Data Matrix decoding, 1D bar code decoding, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and a collection of general purpose measurement tools, these modules have been used extensively to provide fast, accurate and repeatable results during the production of integrated circuits.

Delivered ready to install and operate on an easily upgradeable Intel Pentium 4 processor-powered PC running Windows XP, the SmallFrEYE_PC has been configured with an appropriate Firewire camera/lens/lighting combination and, depending on customer requirements, outfitted with cards that support computer-controlled illumination, I/O, and networking. SmallFrEYE_PCs uses offer simple GUI screens, multi-level password protection, includes data management functions, and features diagnostic tools. The Value Engineering Alliance, Cambridge, Mass.

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