Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Image Sensor and Camera Technology Training Tour

Aphesa organizes an image sensor and camera technology training tour between October 2015 and November 2016. The training sessions are organized as three days per location and split over several courses, it is possible to subscribe for a single course, multiple courses or the full session.

The courses are introductory to mid-level, with some advanced topics, and are designed for engineers who are new to the field of imaging or non-engineering personnel who needs a more in-depth understanding of the technology. It is also a good refresher course for experienced engineers and a good introductory course for sales, marketing and support personnel. Each course is accompanied by a question and answer session and an open discussion session.

The course agenda:

– Monday, October 12th:
  • Introduction to imaging (light, light spectrum, light sources, scene, behavior of light, basic radiometry and photometry, lighting techniques, polarization, filters, optical basics, MTF, camera basics, color issues, multispectral and hyperspectral imaging, camera interfaces, photography and imaging terms, lens standards, camera interface standards)
  • Introduction to CMOS image sensors (photodiodes, pixels, arrays, readout circuits, ADC circuits, architectures, spatial and temporal noise sources and noise compensation, color filters, microlenses, dark current, defect pixels, ageing, temperature effects, image sensor design flow).
– Tuesday, October 13th:
  • Introduction to software based (mutliple exposure) high dynamic range imaging, including algorithms and artifacts
  • Specific CMOS image sensors for high dynamic range imaging, including control methods, pixel designs and artifacts
  • Introduction to 3D imaging
  • Introduction to the EMVA1288 standard
  • Introduction to high speed and real time imaging
– Wednesday, October 14th:
  • Introduction to image processing

The Training Tour path is:

  • October 2015 – Spa, Belgium – minimum of 4 attendees per course
  • Early December 2015 – Yokohama, Japan – minimum of 19 attendees per course
  • Late January 2016 – San Diego, CA – minimum of 10 attendees per course
  • Early February 2016 – San Francisco, CA (limited courses only as part of SPIE Photonics
  • West and IS&T Electronic Imaging, separate symposium registration required)
  • Early May 2016 – Boston, MA – minimum of 7 attendees per course
  • July 2016 – Seoul, South Korea – minimum of 11 attendees per course
  • November 2016 – Stuttgart, Germany – minimum of 8 attendees per course


  1. Who are Aphense? I've never heard of them and the "About Us" section on the website runs to only a single paragraph. Before considering the courses it would be good to know what basis they have to believe they can offer training!

    1. http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.be/2015/05/interview-with-aphesa-founder.html


    2. Also https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=AAkAAACKEt8B5ZTFFO4AeU0kZwqT2eq2o84rlds

    3. Jon, there is no "about us" page on our website. There is a 6 paragraph introduction on the first page, many pages, and a 16 pages PDF brochure. I think this is enough otherwise it becomes a novel.

  2. Training tour for the promotion of Aphesa products and services ?! Who is willing to pay 720 Euro/day to receive advertisement material ?

    1. There is no advertisement material in the training. We also do not manufacture or sell image sensors. The trainings include only science and technology courses.

      Since 2009 i have an average of 5-10 people at each course and the book i have written about HDR is a best seller.

    2. Don't promote yourself.. your work should promote you!

    3. Why 720 euro per day???? This is almost the price quoted for all 3 days.

    4. Don't know where you have seen or who told you 720 euro/day. The price in Spa is between 235 and 370 euro per day. Among the lowest prices on the market for such trainings.

  3. More than 100 people already attended this training.

    Next training in San Francisco. Then Belgium, Singapore and New York or Boston.

  4. Note the course update with additional topics, refreshed slides, new schedule

  5. Full new website dedicated to the courses -> http://imaging.courses/
    Many new dates on the agenda


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