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EDAX Launches New Velocity™ Super Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) Camera

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

MAHWAH, NJ, March 27, 2019 –EDAX, Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation has added a new, faster, low-noise CMOS camera to its Velocity™ EBSD Camera Series. The Velocity™ Super is currently the fastest EBSD camera in the world, offering high-speed EBSD mapping with the highest indexing performance on real-world materials.

The Velocity™ EBSD Camera Series now includes two cameras tailored to specific EBSD analysis applications:

  • Velocity™ Plus – collection speed up to 3,000 indexed points per second
  • Velocity™ Super – collection speed up to 4,500 indexed points per second

Powered by a CMOS sensor, the Velocity™ EBSD Camera Series combines indexing speeds up to 4,500 indexed points per second with indexing success rates of 99% or better. At these speeds, the Velocity™ cameras use 120 x 120 pixel EBSD patterns for improved band detection. This image resolution, combined with proven EDAX triplet indexing routines, provides orientation precision values of less than 0.1°.

The Velocity™ EBSD cameras can be integrated with compatible EDAX EDS detectors to provide an analytical system for efficient simultaneous EDS-EBSD collection, even at the highest collection speeds. Furthermore, combining the collection with EDAX ChI-Scan™ analysis results in useful integrated data for accurate phase differentiation.

This new addition to the EDAX portfolio of EBSD cameras offers users another option for high-speed mapping and accurate indexing to resolve crystallographic microstructures and help solve materials characterization challenges quickly and easily.

For further information, please join our upcoming webinar, Applications of High-Speed CMOS Cameras for EBSD Microstructural Analysis, visit or email EDAX at

About EDAX
EDAX is an acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Microanalysis, Electron Backscatter Diffraction and X-ray Fluorescence instrumentation. EDAX designs, manufactures, installs and services high-quality products and systems for leading companies in the semiconductor, metals, geological, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and ceramics markets.

Since 1962, EDAX has used its knowledge and experience to develop ultra-sensitive silicon radiation sensors, digital electronics and specialized application software that facilitate solutions to research, development and industrial requirements.

EDAX is a unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., which is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $5 billion.

For further information about EDAX, please contact:
Sue Arnell
EDAX, Inc.
91 McKee Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Tel: (201) 529-4880 • Fax: (201) 529-3156
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