Fast Large Area Camera with Central Opening

QUAD camera contains four single Timepix devices with fast parallel readout with a 4 mm2 central opening to allow the beam pass through the device uninterrupted. The
QUAD allows a sustainable frame rate of up to 1300 frames per second.

Each Timepix device has an independent USB 3.0 communication channel. That assures fast read-out of the complete system. All modules in the system are operated synchronously or triggered independently. The sensor type and thickness can be customised.

QUAD is specially designed for combined Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) and Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS). The open space in the center of the camera eliminates completely the need to use a beam stop in front of the camera.
  • Sensor Material:

    Si or CdTe
  • Sensor Thickness:

    100 μm, 300 μm and 500 μm for Si; 1 mm for CdTe
  • Sensitive Area:

    28 mm x 28 mm
  • Number of Pixels:

    512 x 512
  • Pixel Pitch:

    55 μm
  • Resolution:

    9 lp/mm
  • Readout Speed

    1300 frames/s
  • Photon Counting Speed:

    Up to 3 x106 photons/s/pixel
  • Threshold Step Resolution:

    0.1 keV
  • Energy Resolution:

    0.8 keV (THL) and 2 keV (ToT)
  • Min Detectable Energy:

    5 keV for X-rays
  • Readout Chip:

  • Pixel Mode of Operation:

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

    USB 3.0
  • Weight:

    1500 g
  • Dimensions:

    260 x 250 x 35
  • Software:

    Pixet PRO
  • AdvaPIX
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