14 DeAngelo Drive
Amptek Inc Dec 12, 2008
Amptek is a high technology company and a recognized world leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art nuclear instrumentation for the satellite, X-ray and Gamma ray detection, laboratory, analytical, and portable instrumentation…
Amptek was founded in 1977 to fulfill the needs of space instrumentation for off-the-shelf, high performance, high reliability, small size and low power dissipation instruments and components. Shortly thereafter, Amptek hybrid preamplifiers became the standard for the space industry as they were used worldwide by instrument makers in both Earth satellites and deep space probes. Numerous plasma analyzers, electron, ion and radiation monitoring detectors (CEASE) have been developed by Amptek and flown in both military and research spacecraft.
Taking advantage of its experience in building hybrid circuits and satellite instrumentation Amptek developed the XR-100 X-ray detector for commercial use. After winning the coveted R&D 100 Award in 1994, this simple to use, thermoelectrically cooled X-ray detector has been the technological breakthrough that is responsible for replacing the cumbersome liquid nitrogen cooled detectors in many applications. Although developed for commercial use the XR-100 was selected for the Pathfinder Mission to Mars where it successfully analyzed rocks and soil using X-Ray Fluorescence techniques (XRF). This successful instrument is also becoming the detector of choice in numerous OEM applications using the XRF method.
Other innovative products from Amptek have been the “Pocket MCA” Multichannel Analyzer for spectral analysis, and the GAMMA-RAD Gamma Detection System with Homeland Security Applications.
The Amptek X-123 is a complete X-Ray Detector System in one small box that fits in your hand. The X-123 is perfect for the laboratory; numerous OEM applications, including RoHS/WEEE compliance testing, and wherever X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) techniques are used.
The X-123 represents the culmination of 14 years of X-ray detector development at Amptek. Our philosophy has always been to create small, low power, high performance instruments while keeping them simple to operate. The X-123 exemplifies this philosophy by providing in a single package the XR-100 Detector and its Charge Sensitive Preamplifier; the DP4 Digital Pulse Processor and MCA, and the PC4 Power Supply. All that is needed is a 5 Volts DC input and a USB or RS232 connection to your computer.
Features of the X-123 include: 1) Simple to Operate; 2) Low Power (1.2 Watts); 3) USB and RS232 Communication, and 4) Accommodates all Types of Amptek Detectors.