Pixie-Net

The Pixie-Net is a multi-channel digital spectrometer for radiation detectors in desktop format with integrated processor, networking and USB resources. No PC is required for operation. Advantages include:

  • Compact desktop or OEM card formats
  • Embedded processor with Linux OS, – no PC required
  • Web Server interface for remote operation
  • High Performance specification: 250 MSPS at 12-bit resolution
  • Optional IEEE 1588 PTP time synchronization over network
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The Pixie-Net combines an embedded Linux system with XIA’s digital pulse processing developed on the Pixie PXI/PXIe spectrometer series. Incoming signals are digitized at 250 MSPS with 12-bit ADCs.  Using a ZYNQ All Programmable SoC with programmable logic (FPGA) and a dual-core ARM® processor on the same chip, the ADC data stream is captured and processed in the FPGA section and the ARM processor writes the results to a local SD card or USB drive, or makes them available on a web server. Multiple units can share signals though GPIO.

Additional information

Bit Resolution

12, 14

Channels

4

Digitization Frequency (MHz)

250

Data Format

Event, MCA, Waveform

Form Factor

Desktop, OEM

Interface

Ethernet, USB

Triggering

Coincident, External, Free

Time Resolution

microseconds, nanoseconds, picoseconds

Pulse Shape

Exponential Decay, Semi-Gaussian, Semi-Rectangular

Expansion

Networked

  • Compact standalone detector readout electronics.
  • 4 channels, 12-bit, 250 MSPS pulse processor.
  • 32K on-board MCA spectrum per channel.
  • Waveform capture and Pulse Shape Analysis.
  • Sub-nanosec Timing Resolution.
  • Embedded Linux platform (based on Ubuntu 15)
  • Front and back panel digital I/O signals.
  • Gbit Ethernet
  • Local data storage on removable USB drive or SD card
  • 1 GB processor memory
  • Web interface
  • No PC required for setup and operation
  • Open source C/C++ data acquisition software
  • Optional IEEE 1588 PTP time synchronization over network
  • Approx. 8x8x14cm, 1 kg, 18 W
  • Low cost
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