This talk provides an introduction to optics for embedded vision system and algorithm developers. We begin by presenting fundamental imaging lens specifications and quality metrics such as MTF. We’ll explain key parameters and concepts for specifying off-the-shelf or custom optics. Some optical design basics and trade-offs will be introduced. We will explore manufacturing considerations including testing the optical components in your product, and the industrial optics used for a wide range of manufacturing tests. These tests and calibrations become important with designs that include multi-camera, 3D, color and NIR.