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November 28, 2018

News Release

Uppsala, Sweden, November 28, 2018. ScandiNova Systems AB, a world leader in new generation pulsed power systems, has received an order of a complete high-voltage RF system from Eindhoven University of Technology. The RF system will be powering a compact and portable X-ray source, called Smart*Light. Delivery is expected to take place in august 2019.   

Smart*Light is a new research project that will develop a compact, portable and adjustable X-ray source that is less than four meters in length and which can be used in any lab. Possible applications are e.g. medical diagnostics, materials science and art research. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology will build and develop this X-ray source within a consortium of other universities and companies. The project is funded by Interreg – The European Regional Development Fund and by AccTec company.

Smart*Light illustration (Eindhoven University of Technology)

The order from ScandiNova Systems covers design, manufacture, delivery, and installation of a solid-state pulse modulator (K200) and a Toshiba x-band klystron (E37113). The system will deliver at least 6 MW RF peak power at an operating frequency of 11.9942 GHz. Maximal RF pulse length is 4 µs with a pulse repetition frequency range of at least 400 Hz. The RF pulse will be used to drive one or more X-band accelerator structures to accelerate electrons.

- We are honored to receive this order from Eindhoven University of Technology, and thereby contributing to making x-ray more accessible to researchers in many different areas, says Mikael Lindholm, Senior Vice President, Sales&Marketing at ScandiNova Systems.

For more information, please contact:

Erik Sundström, Head of Communications, ScandiNova Systems AB

+46 70 395 33 95


Thanks to its breakthrough technology, ScandiNova is a world leader in the development and production of Pulsed Power Systems with high power levels. The company’s product range covers pulse modulators, generators, turnkey radio frequency (RF) systems and e-gun modulators, all equipped with Solid State technology.

These systems have key functions in several research-based applications and radiotherapy, as well as in cargo inspection, non-destructive testing, industrial X-ray, sterilization and other industrial uses.

More than 95% of production is exported to clients in over 40 countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and North America. ScandiNova Systems AB, a spin-off from Scanditronix, was founded in 2001 by individuals with long commercial and technical experience in pulsed-power applications. The company, which has its head-office in Uppsala, Sweden, has 65 employees plus sales representatives in key regions around the world.

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