Real-Time Digital Pulse Processing (DPP) X-Ray Spectrometer. The nanoXRS is a state-of-the-art x-ray spectrometer, with an integrated thermoelectrically cooled Silicon Drift Detector (SDD). See below for more features.

The nanoXRS is a small sized, full featured X-Ray Spectrometer with integrated, thermoelectrically cooled Silicon Drift Detector (SDD), featuring:

  • High counting rate capability (> 1mln cps) at very short shaping times (< 100ns)
  • User configurable digital pulse processor with 16-bit low power ADC sampling at 80MHz
  • Enhanced pile-up rejection based on pulse-shape analysis
  • Free labZY-MCA software for device configuration, spectra acquisition, and spectrum analysis
  • Built-in Trace Viewer, the most advanced detector signal exploration tool
  • Automatic functions: thresholds, pole-zero, input polarity, inhibit polarity
  • Built-in and signal interference-free Digital Pulser
  • Manganese Kα line resolution down to 125eV FWHM
  • Three performance grades based on FWHM:
    • research grade with FWHM less than 150eV
    • standard grade with FWHM 150eV to 180eV
    • educational/training grade with FWHM greater than 180eV
  • Convenient and flexible connectivity with single mini USB connector for I/O
  • Built-in thermoelectric cooler with detector temperature stabilization
  • Small size (125 mm x 38 mm x 25 mm) and low power (1250mW typ)

Download the full nanoXRS Data Sheet [pdf]


Dimensions: 4.9″ x 1.5″ x 1″ ( 125mm x 38mm x 25mm)
Weight: 230 g

Spectrum Size

16k channels

DPP Sampling Period

12.5 ns

DPP Quantization

16 bit

Pulse Shapes


Pulse Shape Flat Top

Adjustable, 0 to 2.5 µs


Pole-Zero, Thresholds, Input Polarity

I/O Connector

Single mini USB for all interfaces

Operating Power

1250mW at 25°C

See the Support tab for supporting documentation