PIXIS XBHigh-Performance, Low-Noise Cameras

PIXIS-XB thermoelectrically cooled, direct-detection cameras are ideal for the energy range ~3 – 20 keV. Available with front- back-illuminated, deep-depletion arrays and a thin beryllium window sealing the vacuum unit for deep cooling. This protects the CCD and reduces background by filtering low-energy x-rays.

  • ~3 – 20 keV x-ray sensitivity
  • Beryllium (Be) window in vacuum chamber
  • Flexible dual-amplifier readout design

Key Features

Ultimate X-Ray Imaging Capability

The PIXIS-XO offers high x-ray sensitivity over the 3-20 keV range, making it useful for a range of direct detection applications such as x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy, x-ray intensity fluctuation spectroscopy, and x-ray lithography.

Beryllium Window Design

The maintenance free Beryllium window design present within the vacuum chamber protects the CCD sensor within the PIXIS-XB by blocking visible light and low energy x-rays, preventing contamination. In addition, this allows the PIXIS-XB to be used in a laboratory environment, without needed to be installed on a vacuum chamber.

Ultimate Flexibility

Dual-amplifier readout design allows for optimization of system performance, with the lowest possible read noise, highest dynamic range and linearity.

With multiple sensor formats, and both front- and back-illuminated deep-depleted CCD sensor options, the PIXIS-XB offers the flexibility to fit multiple experimental set-ups.

Lightfield Graph

Powered by LightField Software

Powerful and intuitive software with built-in math engine allows for the complete control of cameras and spectrographs, with real-time image analysis and spectral data.

LightField software provides seamless integration of hardware controls and direct data acquisition into programmes such as National Instruments’ LabVIEW® and MathWorks’ MATLAB®. This software also fully supports IntelliCal automated wavelength and intensity calibration.

The PIXIS-XB can also be fully controlled by PICAM SDK, eliminating any overhead that can occur when communicating through other development environments.

Family Specifications

Energy Range ~ 3 – 20 keV
Peak Absorption 75%
Supported interfaces USB 2.0

Camera Models

BR: Back-illuminated, deep-depletion
R: Deep-depletion

Model
Imaging Array (pixels)
Imaging Area (mm)
Lowest CCD Temperature
Datasheet

400BR

Imaging Array (pixels)

1340 x 400

Imaging Area (mm)

26.8 x 8.0

Lowest CCD Temperature

-90℃

Datasheet
Model
Imaging Array (pixels)
Imaging Area (mm)
Lowest CCD Temperature
Datasheet

1024BR

Imaging Array (pixels)

1024 x 1024

Imaging Area (mm)

13.31 x 13.31

Lowest CCD Temperature

-90℃

Datasheet
Model
Imaging Array (pixels)
Imaging Area (mm)
Lowest CCD Temperature
Datasheet

1300R/BR

Imaging Array (pixels)

1340 x 1300

Imaging Area (mm)

26.8 x 26.0

Lowest CCD Temperature

-70℃

Datasheet

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