- A detector
- USB cable and PC Spectrum Acquisition & Analysis
- Software (SAAS)
Both detectors receive their power directly from the PC via the USB interface so no extra cables are required.
The MCA is equipped with 1024 channels and utilizes a 10 bit Wilkinson type ADC. Spectra are acquired and then sent via the USB interface to the PC once every second where it is analyzed and stored by the SAAS software.
The SAAS software package is a very basic and user-friendly program that facilitates spectrum acquisition and analysis. Once calibrated, the user can acquire live streaming data or previously stored spectra and perform peak analysis, select user-defined ROIs, and exercise spectrum stabilization, stripping, smoothing, and normalization math routines.
Spectral data can also be exported to more powerful MCA programs to perform additional quantitative and qualitative analysis for determining the activity and isotope identification.