Miniaturized Spectral Imaging Camera

TPX3 camera is miniaturized and low power radiation camera with particle tracking and imaging detector Timepix3. The camera module contains CERN's latest Timepix3 detector, which is position, energy and time sensitive. For each ionizing particle it digitally registers its position, energy, time of arrival and track shape. The other measures can be often calculated from the track shape of the particle.

TPX3 camera can be used in a variety of applications, such as spectral X-ray imaging (X-ray fluorescence imaging, X-ray radiography in low flux); energy dispersive XRD, SAXS or WAXS without monochromatic X-ray source; spectral gamma ray imaging (scintigraphy or SPECT, radiography with isotopes); radiation monitoring (particle type sorting, spectroscopy, directional sensitivity, etc); gamma camera with available special shielded box and collimators; and compton camera with available special software module for image reconstruction.

The Timepix3 detector has fast sparse data readout where each detected particle or photon is either read-out immediately (pixel mode) at maximal rate of 2.35 million hit pixels per second or accumulated in pair of images (frame mode) and read-out later at maximal speed of 16 frames per second. The device is controlled via USB2.0 interface with standard µUSB connector.

All major operating systems are supported (MS Windows, Mac OS and LINUX). The PIXET PRO software used for detector operation is provided for free. Extra software modules are available for special functions (e.g. coded aperture image reconstruction, Compton camera image and spectrum reconstruction, radiation field decomposition, networking of many devices, etc).
  • Sensor Material:

    Si or CdTe
  • Sensor Thickness:

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

    14 mm x 14 mm
  • Time Resolution:

    1.6 ns
  • Readout Speed:

    2.35 Million hits/s
  • Frame rate:

    16 fps
  • Number of Pixels:

    256 x 256
  • Pixel Pitch:

    55 μm
  • Energy Resolution:

    0.5-1 keV (Si) and 1.1-3.6 (CdTe)
  • Min Detectable Energy:

    3 keV (Si) and 5 keV (CdTe)
  • Readout Chip:

  • Pixel Mode of Operation:

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

    µUSB 2.0
  • Weight:

    30 g
  • Dimensions:

    80 mm x 21 mm x 14 mm
  • Software:

    Pixet Pro
  • MiniPIX TPX3 Datasheet (2019 07 22)
  • Application list - MiniPIX TPX3
  • Application - X-ray diffraction
  • Flyer - MiniPIX TPX3

Customer References

  • MiniPIX is About as Fun as a Product Can Get
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