Energy Resolved Photon Counting System
XXCS-1000 Photon Counting System XCS-1000 Photon Counting System

The IDE-XCS-1000 series is a family of energy-resolved photon counting systems for x-ray and gamma photons. The detector system is delivered with an array of pixelated mono-crystal CZT sensors, arranged in a line pattern. The detector readout electronics is based on IDEAS proprietary frontend IC technology.

Three versions are available in the series, with 1, 3 and 6 energy threshold levels respectively. The multiple energy levels are counted in parallel.

Multiple detectors can be connected together in a larger synchronized counting system. Each detector unit includes input and output interfaces for synchronization.

The counting data is available over a standard Ethernet interface, using a custom TCP/UDP based readout and control protocol. The detector system is delivered with the “IDEAS Testbench Software” testing software and a detailed user manual, including an interface description for the packet protocol. On request a C API and/or LabVIEW API can also be delivered together with the detector system.


Product Features

DetectorsCZT or CdTe
ApplicationsNDT, Process Flow Tomography, Sorting, Security
Number of pixelsUp to 896 or 1024 (896x1, 448x1, 224x4 or 112x8)
ScalableYes, up to several meters
Spectral Channels6, 3 or 1
Input charge rangeUp to 130 keV (customizable, higher energies possible)
Pixel pitch200μm, 400μm, 800μm or 1.6 mm
Event RatesUp to 2*10^6 events/s/mm
Energy resolution< 6.5 % FWHM at 122 keV (detectors only)
Data interfaceEthernet
Power consumption12 W
Dimensions187 mm x 220 mm x 90 mm

Ordering Information

Product ID Energy Bins Pixel Pitch Pixels per Segment Pixel Layout per Segment
IDE-XCS-1108 1 1.6 mm   896 112 x 8
IDE-XCS-1308 3
IDE-XCS-1604 6 448 112 x 4
IDE-XCS-1118 1 800 μm 896   224 x 4
IDE-XCS-1318 3
IDE-XCS-1614 6 448 224 x 2
IDE-XCS-1124 1 400 μm 448   448 x 1
IDE-XCS-1624 6