With the VITUS SDD family KETEK offers a wide variety of easy to handle detector modules that have proven their reliability and outstanding features in science and industry for more than 12 years.

These modules typically consist of the detector chip, a collimator, a thermoelectric cooler, a temperature monitor and the first transistor of the readout electronics inside a compact housing.

VITUS Silicon Drift Detectors are the choice for analytical applications that require excellent long-term stability like ED-XRF or superior energy resolution as the SEM based microanalysis (EDX).

VITUS SDD modules are 100% produced by KETEK in our modern production facilities in Munich, Germany.

Working Principle

Learn how an SDD works.


Information on an operation of an SDD.

Cross Section

Example of an SDD cross-section.