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Analytical and technical consultation

The analysis team at the OSRAM Environmental Simulation Laboratory offers exceptional support in problem solving, error analysis and product approvals. It relies on a selection of instruments and scientific techniques for material analysis. Our analytical services are used throughout the industrial value chain:

Stress cracking - 200 times enlarged digital microscope VHX-6000

  • Analysis of real, complex needs
  • Expert solutions and services
  • Accompaniment of the development projects up to the release examination
  • Production (quality assurance, process optimization, product monitoring, approval)
  • Failure analysis
  • Support of technical marketing and investigation of competing products
  • Consulting and evaluation services
  • Regulatory services
  • Environmental consulting and strategy services
  • Legislation and standards
  • Preparation of customer-specific and accredited test reports

Deep-sharp pictures

When the object stage is moved in the XY direction, the system automatically performs a motion along the Z axis and captures 50 frames at different focus positions in no time. From these stack of images, the focused pictures are automatically extracted in a matter of seconds, and the result is a deep-sharp image.

When acquiring a deep-focus image, the focus position information is also analyzed. This information generates a highly accurate 3D modeling of the surface. This 3D image comes very close to the actual target, allowing it to check for any irregularities that might not be visible on a photo.

IC on PCB - 3D Analysis Digital Microscope VHX-5000

Our services:

  • Deep-sharp pictures
  • Over 20 measurement options for 2D measurements
  • Over 10 measurement options for 3D measurements
  • Any areas of a DUT can be precisely quantified
  • Underpinning the visual impression with measured values
  • Real-time measurement
  • Real-time depth composition
  • Image with unparalleled clarity and texture
  • Automatic counting of foreign particles
  • And many more

High-resolution HDR with 16-bit resolution

Thanks to High Dynamic Range technology (HDR), the microscope can deliver a high-resolution image using light of a single wavelength: The HDR function captures multiple images with fine color gradation at different exposure times, which are then combined into a single image. High-resolution imaging uses light of a single wavelength, revealing phenomena that may not be visible under white light.

The use of advanced digital image processing and pixel shifting enables accurate imaging of the measured objects. After acquiring multiple images with different brightness, the data is summarized with fine color gradation into a single image.

This is useful to avoid overexposure or underexposure and to clearly detect specimens which otherwise could cause halation, or low-contrast specimens.

Technical data

Keyence digital microscope VHX-5000

Camera: Image capture 1/1.8 type 1.95 million pixel CMOS image sensor
1600 (H) x 1200 (V) pixels
Scanning MethodProgressive scanning
Frame rate50 F/S (max.)
High dynamic rangeEach RGB pixel in 16-bit resolution
GainAUTO, NORMAL, PRESET
Electronic shuttleAUTO, MANU, 1/60, 1/120, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/5000, 1/9000, 1/19000
Supercharge shuttle0.2 sec. to 4 sec. can be set in increments of 0.1 sec.
White balancePush set, Auto, Manual, Preset (2700 K, 3200 K, 5600 K, 9000 K)
LCD-Monitor:SizeColor LCD (IPS) 23"
Pixel pitch0.2652 (H) x 0.2652 (V) mm
Number of pixels1920 (H) x 1080 (V) (FHD)
Display colorApprox. 16.77 million colors
Brightness300 cd/m2 (Center 1 Point, typical)
Contrast ratio1000:1 (typical)
Viewing angle±89° (typical, horizontal), ±89° (typical, vertical)
Image formatWhen compressed: JPEG
when not compress: TIFF
Maximum image size20000 pixels (H) x 20000 pixels (V) (using image stitching function)
Video output: Output formatDVI 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels
Scanning frequency66 kHz (H), 60 Hz (V)
Software package: Video recording softwareRecords and plays back video
High-quality depth composition
software
Composes a single image from multiple images captured in focus at different heights
Area measurement softwareMeasures area of 2D images
Timer capture softwareProvides functions for capturing images automatically at specified time intervals
Split-screen softwareProvides functions for tiling screens horizontally, vertically, into quarters
Comment entry softwareProvides functions for entering and displaying comments such as text and markings on the observed image
Image improvement softwareProvides image processing functions for correcting images to make observation easier

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Contact

Environment Simulation Laboratory
Sammr Nasrallah-Goldberg
An der Bahnbrücke, 89542 Herbrechtingen