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 liquidsor 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.
||Pixels per Seg.
||Pixel Layout per Seg.
||No. of Seg.
||C and/or LabVIEW API; auxiliary synch and power equipment.
||CZT, 2-mm or 5-mm thick
||Industrial X-ray, NDT, Process Flow Tomography, Fluid-Dynamics Analysis
|Number of pixels
||Up to 1024
||Yes, up to several meters
||Up to 50 000 samples/s
|Input charge range
||800μm or 1.6 mm
||204.8 mm x 12.8mm for 1.6um pixel pitch