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New Phantom TMX High-Speed Cameras

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

New Phantom TMX High-Speed Cameras

Break 75Gpx/sec with Back Side Illumination

Wayne, NJ (March 2, 2021) – Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, brings the latest innovation to high-speed imaging applications with the introduction of the Phantom® TMX Series. The TMX Series features the first high-speed cameras to use back side illuminated (BSI) sensors, achieving up to 75 Gpx/sec and improving light sensitivity.

The Phantom TMX Series consists of two models, TMX 7510 and TMX 6410, designed to provide true high-speed performance. TMX 7510 achieves 76,000 frames per second (fps) at full 1-Megapixel (1-Mpx) resolution of 1280 x 800, over 300,000 fps at 1280 x 192 resolution, and over 770,000 fps at smaller resolutions. With the export-controlled FAST option, TMX 7510 reaches a blistering 1.75 Million fps and 95 nanosecond (ns) minimum exposure time, eliminating motion blur. This enables precise motion analysis for extremely fast applications.

“We’re excited to introduce this new class of high-speed performance to the market,” says Jay Stepleton, Vice President and General Manager of Vision Research. “In bringing BSI technology to high-speed applications in a new, cutting-edge sensor, we continue to advance high-speed capabilities through innovation. We designed the TMX cameras for speed, to support the very high frame rate requirements we see in many new and cutting-edge applications.”

 The increased throughput allows users to see more of their experiment at a given frame rate than they could see with previous technology. Additionally, the TMX Series offers 2 x 2 binning for high frame rates to provide users field-of-view flexibility. For example, the TMX 7510 can achieve over 617,000 fps at a resolution of 1280 x 94, or a resolution of 640 x 192 in binned mode.  

To work with these very high frame rates, the TMX Series are very light sensitive, with a native ISO rating of 40,000D for monochrome sensors and 12,500D for color sensors. The BSI technology provides greater sensitivity by placing the photodiode closest to the light source, allowing for a smaller pixel size of 18.5 microns for more imaging definition.

The TMX cameras come with the full suite of Phantom Features and blend seamlessly with existing Phantom high-speed cameras. Data management solutions include: standard 10Gb Ethernet, internal RAM options of up to 512 GB, and the ability to partition memory up to 511 times for repeat experiments.  The Phantom CineMag® non-volatile memory, available in 2 or 8TBs allow for fast downloading and easy storage.

Key Specifications of the Phantom TMX Series
  • 1-Mpx sensor (1280 x 800)
  • Throughput: TMX 7510 - 75 Gpx/sec; TMX 6410 - 64 Gpx/sec
  • Maximum frame rate at 1280 x 800: TMX7510 - 76,000 fps; TMX 6410 – 64,940 fps
  • Maximum frame rate with export-controlled FAST option: TMX 7510 – 1.75 Million fps; TMX 6410 – 1.5 Million fps
  • ISO measurement: 40,000D (mono), 12,500D (color)
  • 1 µs minimum exposure standard, 95 ns minimum exposure with export-controlled FAST option
  • Standard and binning modes
  • Up to 512 GB of memory
  • 10Gb Ethernet standard
  • Compatible with CineMag® V (up to 8 TB)

For more information on the Phantom TMX Series, watch our videos here.

About Vision Research
Vision Research is a leading manufacturer of high-speed digital imaging systems that are indispensable across a wide variety of applications, including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing, packaging, and digital cinematography.

The Wayne, N.J.-based company designs and manufactures the most comprehensive range of digital high-speed cameras available today, all of which deliver unsurpassed light-sensitivity, image resolution, acquisition speed and image quality. 

Over the course of its 60+ year history, Vision Research has earned numerous awards in recognition of its innovations in high-speed digital camera technology and sensor design, including a technical Emmy and an Academy Award®.

Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit www.phantomhighspeed.com

Vision Research is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of approximately $4.5 billion.