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Hardware tools for FTMS data acquisition & processing

Hardware tools to access the unreduced data in FTMS

Most Fourier transform mass spectrometers (FTMS) provide only processed and noise reduced data (mass spectra). Having access to the true raw data (FTMS time-domain transients) permits the most informative and efficient data processing possible. Our FTMS Boosters, compatible with all FTMS instruments on the market, enable time-domain transient acquisition and access to high quality unreduced data. Combine them with our Peak-by-Peak software for advanced data processing and data analysis to take the full advantage of your FTMS platforms!

FTMS Booster X2T

For OrbitrapTM transient acquisition

  • Easy add-on to any OrbitrapTM
  • Works in parallel with the in-built data acquisition electronics
  • Unlocks absorption mode FT
  • Full transient detection for enhanced sensitivity, (ultra-high) resolution, and duty cycle
  • Patented technology to maximize sensitivity through simultaneous acquisition of low/high gain transients
  • Detection of ion signals across the full m/z range
  • Thunderbolt technology for rapid data transfer
  • Option: stand-alone workstation with powerful data processing and data storage capabilities

FTMS Booster X2

For OrbitrapTM transient acquisition

  • Easy add-on to any OrbitrapTM
  • All capabilities of FTMS Booster X2T technology
  • Integrated powerful data processing computer
  • High-capacity (4 TB) fast SSD buffer
  • Rugged single-chassis system, small footpring

FTMS Booster X3

For FT-ICR MS transient acquisition

  • All capabilities of FTMS Booster X2 technology
  • Easy add-on to any FT-ICR MS instrument, as well as any OrbitrapTM FTMS instrument
  • Acquisition of both excite and detect waveforms in FT-ICR MS
  • Uniquely enables in-hardware absorption mode FT (aFT) for FT-ICR MS
  • Powerful on-board data processing
  • High-capacity (16 TB) fast SSD buffer for extended duration measurement campaigns


Key Features

Enable artеfact-free transient recording

  • Phased transient acquisition (enabling FT in true absorption mode)
  • Аrtefact-free ion signal detection (such as phase function dispersion)
  • Detect all ions contributing to time-domain ion signal (wider m/z range)
  • Improved detection of low abundant ions (quantitation accuracy)
  • Data-dependent transient amplification prior to digitization
  • Provide (save) phased transients for post-processing (any file size)

Enhance flexibility of experiment design

  • Reveal experiment logistics: visualize AGC pre-scans & full detection periods
  • Enable acquisition of extra-long transients: full ion detection time
  • Maximize duty cycle: ion detection during MS/MS events (ETD, UVPD, etc.)


Allied hardware and software products and components employed in Spectroswiss products.

PXIe Amplifier


  • PXIe Amplifier: a low noise amplifier
  • A single input & 4 outputs with diverse gains: x1, x1, x10, x10
  • Designed and produced in Switzerland

LABVIEW Software Tools


– RemoteApp (Network Notifier, Network Queue, Agent)

– Graphics engine for GUI

– Fourier transform processing of any size time-domain data (transients)