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Vision Research Launches Phantom TMX High-Speed Cameras with Back Side Illumination Technology


Vision Research, a leading manufacturer of digital high-speed imaging systems, introduces its Phantom® TMX Series, featuring the first high-speed cameras with back side illumination (BSI) sensor technology. These sensors can achieve 75 Gpx/sec of data throughput, as well as improved light sensitivity for extremely fast applications such as combustion, material analysis, crack propagation, spray analysis, ballistics and cytometry.

The TMX Series consists of two models: the TMX 7510 and TMX 6410. The TMX 7510 reaches 76,000 frames per second (fps) at full 1-megapixel (mpx) resolution (1280 x 800). It also achieves over 300,000 fps at 1280 x 192 and over 770,000 fps at reduced resolutions. With the export-controlled FAST option, the TMX 7510 can hit a blistering 1.75 million fps with a 95-nanosecond (ns) minimum exposure time, eliminating motion blur and enabling precise motion analysis.

Thanks to the increased data throughput, users can see more of their experiment at a given frame rate compared to previous technologies. Extremely sensitive to light, the TMX Series features a native ISO rating of 40,000D for monochrome sensors and 12,500D for color sensors. BSI sensors improve sensitivity even further by placing the photodiode closest to the light source, achieving a smaller, 18.5-micron pixel size for greater imaging definition.

The new TMX cameras come with the full suite of Phantom features and blend seamlessly with existing Phantom high-speed cameras. Data management solutions include standard 10 Gigabit (Gb) Ethernet, internal RAM options up to 512 gigabytes (GB) and the ability to partition memory up to 511 times for repeat experiments.

Key Specifications

  • 1-mpx sensor at full 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Throughput: 75 (TMX 7510) and 64 (TMX 6410) Gpx/sec
  • Max fps at full resolution: 76,000 (TMX 7510) and 64,940 (TMX 6410)
  • Max fps with FAST option: 1.75 million (TMX 7510) and 1.5 million (TMX 6410)
  • ISO measurement: 40,000D (mono) and 12,500D (color)
  • Minimum exposure time: 1 microsecond (standard) and 95 ns (FAST)
  • Binning mode available for greater field-of-view flexibility
  • Up to 512 GB of memory
  • 10 Gb Ethernet (standard)
  • Compatible with CineMag® V non-volatile memory—up to 8 terabytes

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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™.

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. For additional information regarding Vision Research, please visit


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