WidePIX
5X5 Curved

Curved Large Area Camera

WidePIX
5X5 Curved is a large area imaging camera with a curved continuously sensitive surface. The curvature of the camera of 15 cm has been optimised for the small animal imaging application. 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 cable with readout time of 0.65 seconds per frame. The thermal stabilisation of the camera is in dependence on environment provided by an active water cooling system with chiller. The power consumption is 25 W.
  • Sensor Material:

    Silicon
  • Sensor Thickness:

    300 μm and 500 μm
  • Sensitive Area:

    71 mm x 57 mm
  • Number of Pixels:

    1280 x 1280
  • Pixel Pitch:

    55 μm
  • Resolution:

    9 lp/mm
  • Readout Speed:

    10 frames/s
  • Photon Counting Speed:

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

    0.8 keV (THL) and 2 keV (ToT)
  • Threshold Step Resolution:

    0.1 keV
  • Min Detectable Energy:

    5 keV for X-rays
  • Readout Chip:

    Timepix
  • Pixel Mode of Operation:

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

    USB 2.0
  • Weight:

    1.5 kg
  • Dimensions:

    233 mm x 120 mm x 40 mm (L x W x H)
  • Software:

    Pixet PRO

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