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Octane Elect EDS System

The EDAX Octane Elect EDS system is an enhanced energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) platform with the latest silicon drift detector (SDD) technology and high-speed electronics advancements. Tailored for users who demand higher performance and functionality, the Octane Elect EDS system provides excellent resolution and high throughput at an optimal value with remarkable low-energy sensitivity for light element detection and low voltage (kV) microanalysis.

Octane Elect Silicon Drift Detector


The Octane Elect SDDs are available in 2 models:
EDAX Octane Elect Plus – 30 mm2 chip
EDAX Octane Elect Super – 70 mm2 chip

Best light element performance

The Octane Elect SDD with a silicon nitride (Si3N4) window offers major transmission improvements compared to detectors with a polymer window, leading to greatly improved light element performance and significantly more critical data for the materials analyst.

Low kV performance

The mechanical properties of Si3N4 allow the use of thinly fabricated windows with a low aspect ratio support grid, offering a significant benefit in terms of low energy sensitivity and optimal low voltage analysis.

Features and benefits

Optimized SDD electronics for stable energy at high collection rates
  • Fast pulse processing for mapping and quantification
  • Optimized data quality at all count rates
  • High-resolution quantitative analysis at mapping speeds greater than 400,000 output cps

The EDAX EDS systems with advanced detection electronics offer the highest throughput count rate on the market for the best possible analysis and increased productivity.


The design of the SDDs, with the material properties and durability of the Si3N4 window, offers the most robust and reliable detectors for all EDS applications. The unique design means they are corrosion and shock-resistant and suitable for plasma cleaning.

EDAX APEX EDS software allows users to optimize their analysis time and get the best possible data from their sample

APEX™ ensures high-quality, accurate results and increased productivity with its easy-to-use interface, live-time graphical display, and simultaneous review mode.


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