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Universal Digital MCA Tube Base for Scintillation Spectrometry

The Osprey unit is a high-performance, fully-integrated multi-channel analyzer (MCA) tube base that contains everything needed to support scintillation spectrometry.

Tag Features

  • All-in-one HVPS, preamplifier, and digital MCA
  • Compatible with standard 14-pin scintillation detectors using 10-stage PMTs, including NaI(Tl) and LaBr3(Ce)
  • Optional temperature-stabilized* NaI(Tl) and CeBr3 probes
  • USB 2.0 connection for PC plug-and-play
  • Ethernet 10/100BaseTX (PoE) connection for network applications
  • PHA, MCS, SCA, MSS, List, and Time-stamped List modes
  • Fully supported by Genie Spectroscopy Software applications
  • Optional software development kit with examples
  • Diagnostic web GUI
  • Compatible with Model 727 shield


Designed for laboratory and field use, this compact unit has a high-voltage power supply (HVPS), preamplifier and a full-featured digital MCA. The Osprey digital MCA can be controlled through USB or Ethernet with no need to purchase two separate units – an industry first. One cable connects the Osprey digital MCA to the control and data acquisition system.

For desktop applications, power, and all communications are handled by a USB 2.0 port. In situations where networking and/or remote access are desired, the Ethernet 10/100BaseTX port can be used which provides power and communications via Power-over- Ethernet (PoE). An example of using the Osprey unit’s networking capabilities is setting up a radiation monitoring system with multiple unattended detectors in remote locations. Ethernet can also be used in desktop applications instead of USB if needed. Coupled with the powerful Genie™ Spectroscopy Software Suite, the Osprey digital MCA takes scintillation spectrometry to a new level. Just connect probe and Osprey unit, connect the Osprey digital MCA to an available USB or Ethernet port, start the Genie software, and you are ready to acquire the spectrum.

The Genie Spectroscopy Software Suite is a comprehensive environment for MCA control, data acquisition, display, and analysis. It provides independent support for multiple detectors, extensive networking capabilities, advanced data analysis, and comprehensive batch procedure capabilities. An OS independent software development kit (SDK) with examples is available and can be used without Genie software. The SDK is similar to the comprehensive set of programming tools available with the Mirion Lynx® II MCA. It allows expert users to develop platform independent applications for instrument control and data acquisition.

In addition, a diagnostic web graphical user interface (GUI) application is supplied with the Osprey unit, providing MCA and probe status information, network setup, and firmware upgrade functionalities.

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