BXiS New!


BXiS New!


Get the Image You Want through a Variety of Contrast Techniques



image001 Darkfield lets you observe scattered or diffracted light from the specimen. The light from the lamp travels through ring-form illumination optics in the illuminator and is focused on the specimen. The light from the specimen is only reflected by imperfections in the z axis. The user can identify the existence of even a minute scratch or flaw down to the 8 nm level – smaller than the resolving power limit of an optical microscope. Darkfield is ideal for detecting minute scratches or flaws on a specimen and examining mirror surface specimens, including wafer.

Polarized Light

image002 This microscopic observation technique utilizes polarized light generated by a set of filters (analyzer and polarizer). The characteristics of the sample directly affect the intensity of the light reflected through the system.. It is suitable for metallurgical structures (i.e., growth pattern of graphite on nodular casting iron), minerals, and LCDs and semiconductor materials.

Differential Interference Contrast (DIC)

image003 DIC is a microscopic observation technique in which the height difference of a specimen not detectable with brightfield becomes a relief-like or three-dimensional image with improved contrast. This technique, based on polarized light, can be fitted to your needs with a choice of three specially designed prisms. It is ideal for examining specimens with very minute height differences, including metallurgical structure, minerals, magnetic heads, and hard-disk media and polished wafer surfaces.


image004 This technique is used for specimens that fluoresce (emit light of a different wavelength) when illuminated with a specially designed filter module that can be tailored to your application. It is suitable for inspection of contamination on wafer, photo-resist residues, and detection of cracks through the use of fluorescent dye. For use with the fluorescent method Olympus high output Xenon or Mercury lamp houses. An optional apochromatic lamp house collector lens system can be added to compensate for chromatic aberrations from the visible to near-infrared light.

Infra-Red (IR)

image005 IR observation is the preferred method of nondestructively inspecting the inside of electronic devices constructed with silicon or glass that easily transmit IR wavelengths of light. IR objectives are also used with near-infrared techniques such as Raman spectroscopy and YGA laser repair applications.

Transmitted Light Observation

image007 For transparent samples such as LCDs, plastics and glass materials, true transmitted light observation is available by using a variety of transmitted light condensers. You can examine your samples in brightfield, darkfield, DIC, and polarized imaging in transmitted light- all in one convenient system.

Processing Filter

image006 OLYMPUS Stream has a variety of filters for edge detection, smoothing, and other purposes. You can visualize image features by enhancing and modifying with a processing filter on the acquired image. For best results, you can check or adjust the filter results in a preview display.

Automated 3D Image Creation (EFI)

image008 Using the BX61 or external motorized focus units, you can quickly record and combine images for samples that extend beyond the depth of focus. The EFI image combines all of the individual focus levels into a single 3D image at the touch of a button. The three-dimensional image is created for visualization or three dimensional measurement.




BX61/BX51/BX51M/BX41M-LED-ESD specifications
Optical system UIS2 optical system (infinity-corrected)
Microscope frame Illumination Reflected/transmitted Reflected Reflected (ESD capability)
External 12 V 100 W light sourceLight preset switchLED voltage indicatorReflected/transmitted changeover switch Built-in 12 V 100 W light sourceLight preset switchLED voltage indicatorReflected/transmitted changeover switch Built-in 12 V 100 W light sourceLight preset switchLED voltage indicator Built-in power supply for 3 W white LEDLight preset switch
Focus Motorized focusingStroke 25 mmMinimum graduation 0.01 μm Stroke 25 mmFine stroke per rotation 100 μmMinimum graduation 1 μmWith upper limit stopper, torque adjustment for coarse handle
Max. specimen height 25 mm (w/o spacer) 65 mm (w/o spacer)
Observationtubes Widefield(F.N. 22) Inverted: binocular, trinocular, tilting binocularErect: trinocular, tilting binocular
Super widefield(F.N. 26.5) Inverted: trinocularErect: trinocular, tilting trinocular
Reflected lightillumination BF etc. BX-RLAAMotorized BF/DF changeoverMotorized AS BX-RLA2100 W halogen (high intensity burner, fiber illuminator mountable)BF/DF/DIC/KPOFS, AS (with centering mechanism), BF/DF interlocking ND filter BX-AKMA-LED/BXKMA-LED3 W white LEDBF/DIC/KPOESD capableFollowing features are for BX-AKMA-LEDonly :KPO/oblique illuminationAS (with centering mechanism)Oblique illumination position settings
Reflectedfluorescence BX-RFAAMotorized 6 position turretBuilt-in motorized shutterWith FS, AS BX-URA2100 W mercury lamp, 75 W xenon lamp6 position mirror unit turret (standard: WB, WG, WU+BF etc) with FS, AS (with centering mechanism), with shutter mechanism
Transmitted light 100W halogenAbbe/long working distance condensersBuilt-in transmitted light filters (LBD, ND25, ND6) -
Revolvingnosepieces For BF Motorized sextuple Sextuple, centering sextuple, coded quintuple 
(optional motorized revolving nosepieces) Quintuple, septuple(ESD capable),septuple, coded quintuple(ESD capable)
For BF/DF Motorized quintuple, motorized sextuple, centering quintuple Sextuple quintuple, centering quintuple, coded quintuple(optional motorized revolving nosepieces) -
Stages Coaxial left(right) handle stage: 76 (X) x 52 (Y) mm, with torque adjustmentLarge-size coaxial left (right) handle stage: 10 0(X) x 105 (Y) mm, with lock mechanism in Y axis
ESD performance - Surface resistance of 108 ohm or less, dischage time of 0.2 s or less*
Dimensions Approx.318 (W) x 602 (D) x 541 (H) mm Approx.318 (W) x 602 (D) x 480 (H) mm Approx.318 (W) x 602 (D) x 480 (H) mm Approx.283 (W) x 455 (D) x 480(H) mm
Weight Approx. 25.5 kg(Microscope frame 11.4 kg) approx. 20.8 kg(Microscope frame 10.3 kg) Approx. 19.5 kg(Microscope frame 9.8 kg) Approx. 14 kg(Microscope frame 6.7 kg)

*When charged to 1000 V and then discharged to 100 V



Olympus BXiS microscopes are developed based on cutting edge of optical and imaging technologies and fit your style for any material applications. The combination with OLYMPUS Stream software streamlines workflow and offers flexible solution.

Fit Your Individual Style for Any Application


Keep Your Workflow Streamlined
BX51M and OLYMPUS Stream
Your time is just as important as your working conditions. That’s why the BXiS system’s imaging and control software can be personalized to fit your process flow. An easy-to-use interface guides you effortlessly through every step from image adjustment image capture, measurements, report creations and data basing or whatever end result you need to achieve. As a result, you’ll find that you can complete your tasks more efficiently regardless of the complexity.

Build Your Olympus System Your Way

The fully adaptable BXiS concept demonstrates our ability to offer manual or automated systems that fit your needs and budget. Create and tailor your system however you wish!


Easily Expandable to Future Applications

With the BXiS system, you’re prepared not only for today’s applications but for tomorrow’s. Whatever the future may bring, you’ll be ready to keep up with advances in technology with Olympus BXiS system solutions.


OLYMPUS Stream Software


User Interface Concept
OLYMPUS Stream user interface
As you progress from image capture to report creation, the tool windows you need are always displayed at every stage. You can quickly and easily access control parameters.
Work flow 1 : Image Acquisition
Work flow 2 : Measurements
Work flow 3:Objective Detection
Work flow 4: Report Generation



Dynamic User Interface

Depending on your needs, you can arrange the layout of the tool window to best fit your workflow. You can create customized layouts with all the necessary functions for each activity.


Microsoft Office Integration

Measurement results are output directly to Excel with a single click. The OLYMPUS Stream software fully integrates with Word for documentation, and all Word functions are available to supplement OLYMPUS Stream’s professional image handling.


My Function

You can create intuitive workflows based on the most frequently used functions, simplifying repetitive tasks so that even new users are able to operate the software easily and efficiently.


Simplify Your Imaging Workflow with an Array of Tools


Quality Control and Traceability

For quality control and traceability purposes the OLYMPUS Stream software, creates a calibration report for important information such as magnification, and, calibrated pixel values, after the initial installation. The Info Stamp created from updated calibration information can be overlaid on the acquired image and report creation.


Instant Extended Focus Image (EFI)


The BXiS when combined with the OLYMPUS Stream software provides easy images for samples that extend beyond the depth of focus. The manual Extended Focus Image allows you to use the smooth focus adjustment to combine many images in the z axis to provide you with one combined output, that can be used for visualization or measuring in x and y.

Normal image
EFI image


Manual Multiple Image Alignment (MIA)
Multiple Image Acquisition of Platinum Wires Cross Sections
OLYMPUS Stream software provides MIA to enable the creation of panoramic images of samples that extend beyond the field of view. The simple step by step process quickly allows you to combine the images. The OLYMPUS Stream software then quickly stitches them together providing you an output ready for simple visualization or complex measurement.



Create the Perfect System for Your Needs


BXiS Motorized Microscopes – BX61
With the BX61 microscope, complex operation settings such as illumination level, lens selection and aperture setting, can be set to operate from a single key, either on the microscope keypad or via the PC. This feature makes it easy to reproduce observation conditions with the touch of a single button. A variety of motorized modules, including laser auto-focus U-AFA2M, nosepieces and illuminators, are available to provide you with the full flexibility of the BX.


BXiS Microelectronics Inspection Microscope – BX41M-LED

The BX41M-LED is specially designed for needs of electronics manufacturers. This purpose built system incorporates the convenience of ergonomics for fatigue free operation along with the stability of long life LED illumination. For further efficiency the BX41M-LED integrated a unique design to dissipate electrostatic charges to insure the safety of your valuable samples.




BXiS Modular Microscope – BXFM
The BXiS can also be adapted to special applications or integrated into other instruments. The modular construction provides for straightforward adaptation to unique environments and configuration with a variety of special small size illuminators and fixturing mounts.



Choose from a Range of Objective Lenses to Customize Your System

Olympus offers a wide variety of objective lenses to suit every observation technique. You can select the right lens for your application from our family of over 150 objective lenses. Color fidelity is important for accurate, efficient inspection. The UIS2 objective lens series yields natural color reproduction by combining carefully selected high-transmittance glass and advanced coating technology.

Example Observation Images
Magnetic Head (Brightfield)
DVD (Brightfield)
Wafer (Fluorescence)
Color Filter (Transmitted)


Diverse Lineup Allows Selections According to the Purpose


  1. MPLAPON     Plan Apochromat Objective Lens Series
  2. MPLFLN        Semi Apochromat Objective Lens Series for Brightfield
  3. MPLFLN-BD   Semi Apochromat Objective Lens Series for Brightfield and Darkfield
  4. MPLFLN-BDP Semi Apochromat Objective Lens Series for Brightfield and Darkfield
  5. LMPLFLN       Long WD Semi Apochromat Objective Lens Series for Brightfield
  6. LMPLFLN-BD  Long WD Semi Apochromat Objective Lens Series for Brightfield and Darkfield
  7. MPLN           Plan Achromat Objective Lens Series for Brightfield
  8. MPLN-BD      Plan Achromat Objective Lens Series for both Brightfield and Darkfield
  9. SLMPLN        Super Long WD Plan Achromat Objective Lens Series
  10. LCPLFLN-LCD Long WD Semi Apocromatic Objective Lens Series for LCD
  11. LMPLN-IR/LCPLN-IR Long WD Plan Achomatic Objective Lens Series for Near Infrared light


Olympus Broad Range of Digital Cameras


The DP73 is a 17.3 megapixel cooled digital color camera for microscopes with pixel-shift echnology to attain ultra high resolution, high sensitivity and wide dynamic extended range function to produce contrast balanced images.


The DP27 is a 5 megapixel digital camera for microscopy with high-fidelity color reproduction and progressive scanning free from color shift, providing live images with superb quality, seamlessly integrated into the OLYMPUS Stream analysis software


This 2.8M-pixel color CCD camera can be controlled from a space-saving, intuitively operated control box that incorporates the 12 most frequently used measurement functions for efficient inspection of industrial parts.


From Simple Measurements to Complex Image Analysis


For quality control and inspection, measurement is an essential function. Even the entry-level OLYMPUS Stream Start includes interactive measurement functions such as distances, angles, rectangles, circles, ellipses, and polygons. All measured results are saved with the image fi les for further documentation.


Measurement options

Count and Measure

Object detection and size distribution measurement are among the most important applications in digital imaging. OLYMPUS Stream incorporates a detection engine that utilizes threshold methods to reliably separate objects (e.g., particles, scratches) from the background.

Materials Science Solutions

OLYMPUS Stream offers an intuitive, workflow-oriented interface for complex image analysis. At the click of a button, the most complex image analysis tasks can be executed quickly, precisely, and in compliance with most common industrial standards. With a significant reduction in processing time for repeated tasks, materials scientists can concentrate on analysis and research. Modular add in for inclusions and intercept charts are easily added at any time.

BXiS Expands to Meet Your Future Needs

Database Management

When you need to efficiently browse through thousands of images and other files created in the past, OLYMPUS Stream can streamline your workflow from image capture through data management.

The software incorporates a client-server database based on Microsoft SQL Server Express. It allows you to assign user-definable fields (creation date, project ID, parts number, deadline, and metadata) into image and other files and folders, permitting efficient data sharing and quick searches. With the flexible right-setting capability, you can confidently handle the data.

Simple Network Connections

The OLYMPUS Stream Netcam solution lets any authorized network user connect to your OLYMPUS Stream PC and visualize the same image in real time with a web browser. What’s more, the DP22 also provides self-contained integration into your local network, allowing you to share your work across your office or around the world.

Microsoft Office 2013

Stay up to date with OLYMPUS Stream. The report tool and presentation assistant can use the latest version of Microsoft Office suite.
* Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 are also supported.

Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 (32bit/64bit) is the new standard in operating systems. OLYMPUS Stream fully utilizes all of the advanced capabilities for your everyday tasks.
* Microsoft Windows 7 is also supported.