Princeton Instruments X-ray camera for biomedical imaging


The PIXIS-XF: 2048B camera from Princeton Instruments (PI; Trenton, NJ) offers 4 megapixel resolution and operates at 100 kHz and 2 MHz. It integrates the company's phosphor replacement design, enabling different X-ray energies in biomedical imaging applications. Its compact, single-head design supports full triggering and shutter control capabilities. A fiber-optic communication kit is available for long distance operation up to 1000 m. Integrated WinView software supports data acquisition capabilities, as well as a macro-record feature for automating complex experiments.

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PIXIS-XF Camera Now Available with Back-illuminated 4 Million Pixel Resolution

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY – March 23, 2011 - Princeton Instruments (PI), announces the addition of PIXIS-XF: 2048B camera to its popular line of cameras in its X-ray Group. This high-performance camera offers 4- million pixel resolution and operates at 100 kHz and 2 MHz. It supports PI’s unique phosphor replacement design to optimize the camera for different X-ray energies. The fully integrated PIXIS-XF: 2048B camera is designed for the most demanding X-ray applications, including Micro-Computer Tomography, Streak Tube Readout as well as industrial and medical imaging.

The new PIXIS-XF camera measures 4.5 inches (115.0 mm) in diameter x 7.8” (200 mm), yet weighs only 5.5 pounds. The compact single-head design supports full triggering and shutter control capabilities and an easy-to-use USB 2.0 interface. It is also available with a fiber optic communication kit for long distance operation, up to 1000 meters. PI’s versatile WinView software supports powerful data acquisition capabilities, as well as a macro-record feature for automating complex experiments. Supported under LabView, the PIXIS-XF provides a full suite of ready-to-use VI modules for full integration with other instruments.

“The new PIXIS-XF: 2048B design boasts an unrivaled package complete with back-illuminated ultra-low noise electronics, deep thermoelectric cooling capabilities and Linux OS support. Never before has a single camera come complete with so many high-end capabilities,” explains Manjul Shah, Applications Specialist at Princeton Instruments.

About Princeton Instruments
Princeton Instruments designs and manufactures high-performance CCD, ICCD, and EMCCD cameras; spectrographs; and optics-based solutions for the scientific research, industrial imaging, and OEM communities. We take pride in partnering with our customers to solve their most challenging problems in unique, innovative ways. For more information on Princeton Instruments products, please visit


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