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EDAX Adds Velocity Pro to Its EBSD Camera Series

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

MAHWAH, NJ (Jan. 6, 2021) – AMETEK EDAX, a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, is adding a new, fast, low-noise CMOS camera to its Velocity™ Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) Camera Series. The Velocity Pro offers high-speed EBSD mapping with the highest indexing performance on real-world materials. The Velocity EBSD Camera Series now includes three cameras tailored to specific EBSD analysis applications:

  • Velocity Pro – Collects up to 2,000 indexed points per second
  • Velocity Plus – Collects up to 3,000 indexed points per second
  • Velocity Super – Collects up to 4,500 indexed points per second

Powered by a CMOS sensor optimized for high-speed EBSD, 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 the proven EDAX Triplet Indexing routine, provides orientation precision values of less than 0.1°.

The Velocity EBSD Series 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, the collection can be combined with ChI-Scan™ analysis for results with 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, visit or email EDAX at

About EDAX
EDAX is an acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, 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:

Jonathan McMenamin
91 McKee Drive, Mahwah, NJ 07430
Tel: (201) 529-4880 • Fax: (201) 529-3156