Multichannel Analyzers

The multichannel analyzer (MCA) is the heart of most experimental measurements. It performs the essential functions of collecting the data, providing a visual monitor, and producing output, either in the form of final results or data for later analysis. CANBERRA offers a complete line of multichannel analyzers with digital signal processing (DSP). All DSP-based MCAs available from CANBERRA start with digitizing the analog tail-pulse from the detector preamplifier. Further signal filtering is then carried out within the digital domain. DSP technology offers superior count rate, resolution and stability performance and is considered to be the state-of-the-art technology for the demanding spectroscopist.