EDS Detector System Upgrades

Our unique EDS Detector upgrade kit provides a simple guaranteed route to improving existing Si(Li) based EDS Microanalysis systems by exchanging the existing x-ray detector for a new state-of-the-art Silicon Drift Detector (SDD).

The EDS Detector upgrade kit comes as a complete solution ready to fit onto the SEM and is fully compatible with most existing EDS systems. The new SDD is delivered complete with power supply, cabling and a full installation guide and user instruction manual.

RaySpec engineers are available to help with installation either directly or via our worldwide network of local partners.

If you would like us to assist with a specific enquiry, please go to our contact page and add your EDS Detector upgrade requirementsPlease note, we will require detailed information about your SEM, EDS System, window and active sensor area.


Key benefits

  • SiriusSD® is available as a replacement for all makes of Si(Li) detector on most existing EDS platforms
  • It incorporates and delivers all the benefits of the latest SDD detector technology
  • SiriusSD® provides improved resolution and increased count rate capability with excellent low energy sensitivity resulting in faster sample throughput
  • Future proof design – the new SDD detector can easily be transferred to a different SEM and alternative EDS system
  • Lower cost of ownership – no need for liquid nitrogen and the associated health and safety requirements
  • Flexible and easy to use – just switch on when required
  • No need for new training as the familiar EDS electronic system and software will be retained
  • Robust and reliable technology – with over 1000 SiriusSD detectors in the field today, it’s a product that you can trust
  • Installed and supported by knowledgeable engineers

SiriusSD-U EDS Detector upgrade typical specifications

EDS Sensor Sizes