Manufacturer of high voltage power supplies

Development of compact X-ray sources


Compact X Ltd. is a manufacturer of miniaturized X-ray source and High Voltage Power Supplies. We developing and bringing to the industry ground-breaking technology for electronics, manufacturing and medicine.

Members of our team are: PhD, M.D., Engineers, Physicists, Technicians, Specialists in electronics, High Vacuum, High Voltage, PFIB (Plasma Focused Ion Beam) and others very sophisticated technical disciplines. We gained our experience on such universities and institutions as: Wroclav University of Science and Technology (PL), CERN (Swiss), UCL (University College of London), others.

Our laboratory and R&D Dpt. is well prepared to customize our products according to customer needs.

MXS Miniaturized X-ray Source

Miniature source of X-rays, is planned to be used as a module for other devices in accordance with market demands. Due to its compact design, technology we have developed, low power consumption and reduced thermal effects this source can be used in sophisticated applications e.g: material analysis and selection, thickness materials measurement, X-ray diagnostics, others.

The prototype of the device emitted radiation that reached energy of 0.928 keV, which means that both the emitter of electrons and the geometry of the electrodes is correct and that the technological assumptions of our device are assured.

We proved and utilized cold electron emission from tungsten tip fabricated with PFIB technology to copper anode. The X-ray emission from copper was measured with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) detector.

Our device's features

The device includes advanced, electronic control system, that effectively and safely operates high voltage. Thanks to that, parameters of our device are significantly improved when compared with currently available products.

safe dose of radiation

safe, integrated power supply

small dimensions

low power consumption

ON/OFF mode with immediate X-ray disappearance

modulation of radiation power

shock-proof construction


We are pursuing a project entitled “Miniature low-power X-ray source for special applications”, co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Intelligent Development Operational Programme 2014-2020.

The subject of the project is the development and preparation for the implementation of an innovative product-miniature low-power X-ray source, together with production technology.

The goal of the project is to increase the innovation and competitiveness of Compact X.

Total project value: PLN 8,005,707.11.
Form European Funds: PLN 6,258,823.24

Project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Intelligent Development Operational Program 2014-2020. The project is carried out as part of the competition of the National Center for Research and Development: Fast track 4 / 1.1.1 / 2018.

News & Exhibition

DXC – 70th Annual Denver X-ray Conference
European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry 2022
Analytica 2022