Xspress 3 mini is the new compact version of our popular high-speed readout. It provides the same performance as a full sized Xspress 3, but at a lower price point and in less space. We have also taken the opportunity to let the system benefit from some of our experience installing over 40 Xspress 3s at synchrotrons around the world and have added some neat features we’re sure you’ll appreciate.
We have also released our new software for Xspress 3 and Xspress 3 mini. The new web-based GUI allows beamline scientists to access configuration pages on their browser on any computer on the local network (or remotely through SSH tunnel, VPN etc) and see a great deal of detail about the configuration of the detector and to check that the detector Xspress 3 is connected to is functioning properly. There is also the option through this new software to automatically calibrate the detector, which would be useful if a change occurred, such as a detector element being repaired or a detector being replaced.
Xspress 3 mini now offers beamline scientists with lower channel count detectors who use them for less core applications at the beamline the opportunity to vastly increase throughput of their SDD or HPGe detectors at a reasonable cost. This will improve the number of MAD scans taken, increase the number of beamlines undertaking fluorescence mapping along with diffraction or spectroscopy alongside SAXS.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the improvement Xspress 3 mini could make to your beamline, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. There are some examples of core applications for Xspress 3 systems in our Application Note here.
Xspress 3 mini Specifications
- Max Rate >4 Mcps
- Max E Resolution 127eV at 35KHz at Mn with Vortex ME4*
- Channels One or Two
- ROIs 16 / channel
- Frames 4096
- Deadtime per event < 100ns
- Peaking Time Not used. Sampling time: 12.5ns to 12.5 X 1024 points (12.8µs)
- Peak Stability 30eV over a 3MHz range at Iron Foil. 0.4%*
- Pileup Inspection Effective input / output correction system
- Data Transfer Rate Gigabit Ethernet
- I/O 2x TTL in, 2x TTL out
- Detector Calibration Easy to use Web GUI
* measured with Xspress 3