Imaging 2003 Top Products Award Winner: Sapera Processing
Sapera Processing 5 is a newly optimized version of the Windows -based Sapera software for image processing and analysis. This hardware-independent package now includes a geometric location tool (SEARCH) that quickly and accurately recognizes multiple objects and patterns, regardless of their orientation and scale. The software is modular in design and optimized for speed using MMX, SSE (Streaming SIMD Extensions) and SSE2 to meet the performance requirements of today’s inspection systems. The Search tool matches patterns to determine location and alignment, includes correlation-based and geometric-based algorithms to achieve accuracy up to 1/40th of a pixel. Designed to work under poor and uneven lighting conditions, SEARCH’s fast, robust and accurate algorithms are well suited for demanding alignment applications in semiconductor and electronics manufacturing. The Image Processing tool incorporates a series of optimized basic image processing functions, including: filtering, geometry, measurement, morphology, point-to-point, segmentation and transform operations.