FalconX Family Datasheet
(PDF format, 2288KB, August 2015)
The FalconX is a radically new digital signal processor that combines a cutting-edge hardware platform with patented SITORO® signal processing technology,
uniting unprecedented technical performance with an innovative 'plug & play' design. XIA's FalconX family of digital pulse processors achieve unprecedented throughput at high count rates. For example, they can operate at 1Mcps with only 12% dead-time. Applications include high rate synchrotron X-ray analysis, such as XAFS, and high rate XRF.
The FalconX1, FalconX4 and FalconX8 models are suited to popular detector array sizes. For larger systems, multiple FalconX8 units are easily combined on a fast network, with the option of clean rack mounting. XIA designed the FalconX family with simplicity and flexibility in mind. They are compact, highly portable, compatible out of the box with virtually all detectors, and require minimal setup.
Many of today's digital pulse processors suffer debilitating pulse pile-up even at low count rates. The FalconX instruments use powerful SItoro® algorithms to accurately process almost all detected radiation events even at high count rates, recovering data discarded by other pulse processors and delivering superior spectral quality.
The FalconX family delivers analysis dramatically faster than conventional pulse processors, with minimal resolution degradation from low to high count rates. The FalconX family eliminates the need to adjust shaping times across count rates, and offers flexibility to optimize analysis for highest resolution, highest throughput or a combination of both. Exceptionally high throughputs can be achieved, with output count rates greater than 3 million counts per second with dead time of less than 20%, and excellent pulse pair resolution of less than 30 nanoseconds.
Click on the following links for more information:
SITORO® technology briefing document
(PDF format, 2791KB, August 2015)
Technology Journal paper
(PDF format, 780KB, July 2012)
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