WidePIX
10X10

Custom Large Area Camera

WidePIX
10X10 is world largest photon counting imaging camera with 6.5 Mpixels. It consists of 10x10 Timepix devices. Each Timepix tile is consists of an edgeless silicon sensor. The edgeless sensor technology allows placing all tiles tightly together from all sides. Thus the whole imaging area of the camera is fully sensitive to the radiation - there are no gaps between the tiles in the image.

The minimum detectable is typically 5 keV in case of X-ray photons. The intrinsic spatial resolution of the camera is defined by pixel size which is 55 µm. The pixels situated on the border of tiles are 2.5 times larger in one direction. The corner pixels of tiles are 2.5 times larger in both directions.

The camera is connected to the controlling computer via USB 2.0 interface with readout time of 0.65 seconds per frame. The thermal stabilization of the camera is in dependence on environment provided by an active water cooling system with chiller. The power consumption is 100 W.
  • Sensor Material:

    Silicon
  • Sensor Thickness:

    300 μm, 500 μm
  • Sensitive Area:

    143 mm x 143 mm
  • Number of Pixels:

    2560 x 2560
  • Pixel Pitch:

    55 μm
  • Resolution:

    9 lp/mm
  • Readout Speed:

    10 frames/s
  • Photon Counting Speed:

    up to 3 x 106 photons/s/pixel
  • Threshold Step Resolution:

    0.1 keV
  • Min Detectable Energy:

    5 keV for X-rays
  • Energy Resolution:

    0.8 keV (THL) and 2 keV (ToT)
  • Readout Chip:

    Timepix
  • Pixel Mode of Operation:

    Counting, Time-over-Threshold, Time-of -Arrival
  • Connectivity:

    USB 2.0
  • Dimensions:

    320 mm x 215 mm x 40 mm (L x W x H)
  • Weight:

    8 kg
  • Software:

    Pixet PRO

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