Fast Spectral Imaging Camera

TPX3 camera is designed with special emphasis on performance and versatility, which is often required in experimental work. The camera module contains CERN's latest Timepix3 device with ultra-fast sparse data readout to acquire up to 40 million hits per second. The module uses USB 3.0 communication channel, which assures a fast read-out of the system.

TPX3 can be used in a variety of applications, such as energy resolved radiography (X-rays, neutrons, ions), particle tracking, time-of-flight imaging, multilayer Compton camera, and many others. The sensors can be adapted for neutron imaging, by deposition of converter layer (6LiF). Recording individual hits together with advanced data processing allows increased spatial resolution in some applications to units on a micron or even sub-micrometric level (for ions).

Compared to the older Timepix chip, the Timepix3 detector offers 6x better time resolution, 2x better energy resolution, 2x lower minimum energy threshold, zero dead time, and 10x faster data transfer.
  • Sensor Material:

    Si or CdTe
  • Sensor Thickness:

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

    14 mm x 14 mm
  • Time Resolution:

    1.6 ns
  • Readout Speed:

    40 Million hits/s
  • Number of Pixels

    256 x 256
  • Pixel Pitch:

    55 μm
  • Energy Resolution:

    1 keV
  • Min Detectable Energy:

    3 keV for X-rays
  • Readout Chip:

  • Pixel Mode of Operation:

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

    USB 3.0 (Super-Speed)
  • Weight:

    503 g
  • Dimensions:

    125 mm x 79 mm x 25.5 mm
  • Software:

    Pixet Pro
  • AdvaPIX TPX3 Datasheet (2019-07-22)
  • AdvaPIX
    TPX3 flyer