X-ray scanner hardware, current integrating CZT


The INX-500 is a  current integrating x-ray detector system that allows one to acquire x-ray shadow images from liquids or solid objects. The radiation sensor is made of CZT arranged in a line pattern. The readout electronics is based on IDEAS radiation sensor readout IC technology.

The INX-500 is designed for applications that require high radiation flux and high readout frame-rate (50000 frames per second). The integration time can be programmed to be as low as 50ns.

The INX-500 hardware is modular, which allows system designers to assemble any length of sensors in line or curved shapes.

Currently two types of sensor are available: 2-mm thick with 0.8-mm pixel pitch, and 5-mm thick with 1.6-mm pixel pitch.

The image data is transferred via standard Ethernet interface using custom TCP/UDB base readout and control protocol. A C-API and/or LabView-API are available.


Product Features

DetectorsCZT, 2-mm or 5-mm thick
ApplicationIndustrial X-ray, NDT, Process Flow Tomography, Fluid-Dynamics Analysis
Number of pixelsUp to 1024
ScalableYes, up to several meters
Frame rateUp to 50 000 samples/s
Input charge rangeSeveral 100keV
Pixel pitch800μm or 1.6 mm
Data interfaceEthernet, TCP/UDP
Power consumption12 W
Dimensions204.8 mm x 12.8mm for 1.6um pixel pitch

Ordering Information

Product ID Detector Thickness Pixel Pitch Pixels per Seg. Pixel Layout per Seg. No. of Seg. Options
IDE-INX-500 5 mm 1.6 mm 1024 128x8 max 8 C and/or LabVIEW API; auxiliary synch and power equipment.
IDE-INX-501 2 mm 800 μm 256x4