MiniPIX TPX3 camera is miniaturized and low power radiation camera version of Timepix3 with particle tracking and imaging detector. The camera module contains CERN’s latest Timepix3 detector, which is position, energy and time sensitive. The camera digitally registers each ionizing particle for its position, energy, time of arrival and track shape. The other properties can be often measured from the track shape of the particle.


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Application- x-ray diffraction 


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

The Timepix3 detector has quick sparse data readout where each detected particle or photon is either accumulated in pair of images (frame mode) and read-out later at maximal speed of 16 frames per second or read-out immediately (pixel mode) at maximal rate of 2.35 million hit pixels per second. The device is controlled via USB 2.0 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: Timepix3

  • 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