What is it? How does it work?
The adaptive filter in Xspress 3 offers the best use of the data available from solid state detectors. Instead of picking a shaping time and working with the results, the system effectively takes data at all shaping times from 12.5ns to 12.8µs and yields every bit of resolution in time and energy out of it. So at the same time as capturing the highest resolution data, with 1024 points above and below the edge, the system is also capturing data at a rate of 80MHz with as little as one point above and below each edge. All of this, without the need to repeat the experiment even once to try a different shaping time or attenuator. The outcome is a much greater understanding of the experiment in less experimental time. Having invested significantly on a cutting edge beamline, end station and Vortex detector, you now have the opportunity to offer your users significantly faster, higher resolution results by upgrading to an Xspress 3 from Quantum Detectors for your Vortex.
Open source software for mapping is available from contributing scientists, please get in touch for details.
The TANGO implementation of the drivers is based on the same C API as the EPICS interface. It has been built to specifications designed collaboratively with the ESRF and Daresbury Lab.