Multi-channel amplitude analyzer for spectrometric measurements.
One of our projects for radiation measurements is the MCA4k. It is a compact single-board analyzer that can process signals from spectrometric or scintillation probes. Its main advantage is high stability and ease of configuration and control. It has a built-in digital oscilloscope, 4 digital inputs and outputs and independent metering of the internal high voltage for detection probes.
The analyzer is intended for industrial as well as laboratory measurements, where the main requirements are ease of use together with a high level of configurability of the analyzer algorithms. The unit features a completely independent autonomous mode of operation, whereby the measurement is configured and started from a computer via the USB port. The unit can then be disconnected and left alone to collect and process the data. Later on, the computer can be connected again for data and results download.
ADC resolution: 12-bit (4096 channels)
Internal memory: 4096x32bit (>4Gimp/channel)
Sampling rate: 80MHz
Dead time: 24ns/impulse (forced)
Shortest processed impulse: 50ns
Internal HV generator: 0-1500V, max 1.3mA
Single-wire scintillation probe
Shaping constant 1us
Adjustable gain (x1, x1.25, x1.7, x2.5, x5)
Auxiliary input for external impulse signal 0-5V (1.3mV/channel)
USB 2.0 full speed for PC
4x TTL input and 4x TTL output for general use
3x LED indicator HV
The unit is supplied with a software package for basic spectrometric measurements.
Configurable measurement time, HV, number of channels
Spectrometric amplitude analyzer
Detector plateau measurement
Dead time correction
Energetic calibration (up to 6 points)
Export and import of unit settings
Source code available
The MCA4k unit is in production and shipping. Should you are interested in this product, please send us your inquiry.