small USB camera

The standard MiniPIX device incorporates single Timepix detector (256 x 256 pixels with pitch of 55 µm) with 300µm thick Silicon sensor. It uses USB 2.0 interface capable to read up to 30 frames per second (with exposure time of 1 ms). The energy sensitive imaging built into a small device brings a new dimension to radiographic imaging. The compact size allows the camera to be inserted into pipes or confined spaces and take images otherwise difficult to make.

The MiniPIX can be equipped with pinhole, coded aperture or X-ray optics. The system can be used in imaging applications (e.g. X-ray or neutron imaging) as well as for radiation monitoring where its ability to recognize individual particles, sort them to several groups (X-rays, electrons, neutrons, alphas etc.) and measure their energies is utilized with great advantage.

The MiniPIX device is controlled via USB interface. The camera comes with the basic control software PiXet LITE (supports MS Windows, Mac OS and LINUX). The complex software PiXet PRO or Pixelman can be purchased optionally.


 Technical Specs  
 Sensor Material:  Si
 Sensor Thickness:  300 μm, 500 μm and 675 μm for Si
 Sensitive Area:  14 mm X 14 mm
 Readout Speed:  30 frames/s
 Connectivity:  USB 2.0 
 Number of Pixels:  256 X 256
 Pixel Pitch:  55 μm
 Pixel Mode of Operation:  Counting, Time-over-Threshold, Time-of -Arrival
 Minimum Detectable Energy:  5 keV for X-rays
 Threshoid Step Resolution:  0.1 keV
 Energy Resolution:  0.8 keV (THL) and 2 keV (ToT)
 Pixel Photon Counting Speed:  1e5 photons/s/pixel
 Readout Chip:  Timepix
 Resolution:  9 lp/mm
 Weight:  50 g
 Dimensions:  60 mm x 12 mm x 5 mm (L x W x H)
 Software:  Pixet and Pixelman


Contact Advacam for a further information or a quotation of the camera through the enquiries page.