The EIGER S 500K Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detector provides frame rates of up to 3000 Hz. Combined with a compact housing, a dead time of only 3 µs and optional vacuum compatibility, the EIGER S 500K is the universal beamline tool for basically any X-ray measurement.   
The system offers noise-free single-photon counting with a sensitive area of 37 mm x 77 mm, a pixel size of 75 µm and attractive pricing. The well established control interface allows for an easy and fast integration with beamline software.

Specifications EIGER S 500K

Sensitive area (width x height) [mm2]
77.2 x 38.6
Pixel size [µm2]
75 x 75
Total number of pixels (horiz. x vert.)
1030 x 514 = 529,420
Defective pixels [%]
Maximum frame rate [Hz]
3000 (continuous)
Readout time [μs]
3 (continuous readout)
Point-spread function
1 pixel
Sensor thickness [μm]
Threshold energy [keV]
2.7 - 18
Maximum count rate [phts/s/mm2]
5 * 108
Counter bit depth [bit]
Image bit depth [bit]
16 or 32
Data format
HDF5 / NeXus
Dimensions (WHD) [mm3]
114 x 92 x 242
Weight [kg]
Power consumption [W]

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Frame rate up to 3000 Hz
  • No readout noise or dark current
  • High spatial resolution with 75 µm pixel size
  • Excellent point-spread function
  • Optional vacuum compatibility
  • Compact housing
  • Continuous readout with 3 µs dead time
  • Room temperature operation
  • XPCS
  • Ptychography
  • Time-resolved experiments
  • Reflectometry
  • X-ray Powder Diffraction
  • Surface Diffraction
  • Small- and wide angle X-ray scattering (SAXS/WAXS)
  • X-ray Imaging


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