High Resolution X-ray camera
The X-ray XDI is a high resolution (1392 x 1040 pixels), X-ray digital camera with direct coupled (micro) fiber-optic input that protects the sensor against radiation damage.
The camera offers a switchable 10/20MHz readout rate (with 12-bit image digitization) to cope with real time acquisition requirements such as for PCB inspection, X-ray source monitoring.
Simultaneous exposure and read out cycle allows 100% duty cycle to be achieved whilst maintaining sensitivity.
Resolution up to 25lp/mm is achieved depending on the input size and scintillator thickness options chosen at the time of order.
Very low read out noise electronics down to 5 electrons allows the X-ray XDI to detect very faint flux close to near photon counting when binning is used.
This is particularly useful for low dose micro-CT as well as SAXS set up. Thanks to large dynamic range, the camera can unveil very faint intensity details even a bright background with no saturation artifacts.
Photonic Science Ltd selects premium grade CCD sensors and fibre optic bundles:
- Small pixel size less < 26 microns pixel size at the detector input
- Cooled CCD sensor with 55 degrees C delta T
- Software switchable 10 and 20 MHz scanning frequencies
- Small area sensor with taper input varying from 5.6 mm up to 40 mm diagonal
- Low readout noise < 7 electrons with noise interpolation reduction
- Very low dark current with less than 0.01 electron per pixel per second
- Gating time from milliseconds to > 30 minutes
- Simultaneous integration / readout enabling 100% duty cycle acquisition
- GdOS polycrystalline or structured CsI scintillators
- On chip binning
- Camera link and GigE digital interface
- Peltier / fan cut off option
- 1392 (h) x 1040 (v) CCD array
- Input pixel size: available from 3.2 x 3.2; 6.45 x 6.45; 10.37 x 10.37; 26 x 26 and up to 31.18 x 31.18 microns
- Input size: available from 18 x 12 mm; 36 x 24 mm; 75 x 50 mm; 14.4 x 14.4 mm and 23.05 x 23.05 mm respectively
- 11 fps at full resolution @ 20 MHz and 5 fps @ 10 MHz
- Readout noise: 4 - 5 electrons @ 10 MHz with interpolation noise reduction
- Full well capacity: 13,000 electrons in binning 1x1; 22,000 electrons in binning 2x2
- Dark current: < 0,01 electrons / pixel / second
- 12-bit digitisation
- 16-bit extended dynamic range
- GdOS:Tb scintillator for operation from 5-55 keV with minimum feature recognition of 10 lp / mm: typically 12 microns for the smallest input size up to 50 microns for the largest input size.
- CsI:Tl structured scintillator for operation from 30-100 keV
- Camera link / GigE interface
- Synchronisation / control : via TTL pulse
- X-ray imaging
- X-ray micro CT
- Laue imaging
- Protein crystallography at up to 50 keV
- Powder diffraction
- Non destructive testing
- Phase contrast imaging
- Small animal imaging