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Spectrometer modules for handheld instruments

20 February 2008 Opto-Electronics

Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the new 2,5 centimetre cube miniature spectrometer module, the RC series, suitable for use in small, handheld sensor products and instruments. Applications include visible spectroscopy, industrial process control, environmental monitoring, colour measurement, blood analysis, water pollution monitoring, food inspection and many more analytical and biotechnology applications.

The new C94XX series features a reflection grating permanently attached to a wide dynamic range CMOS linear image sensor. The C9407MA/C9409MA cover the spectral range from 340 nm to 780 nm and the C9408MA/C9410MA from 640 nm to 1050 nm. Light is input from the sample under measurement via a 30 cm long integrated fibre-optic cable.

The C9407MA/C9408MA spectrometer modules also include a USB interface, which enables plug-and-play connection to a PC. The modules operate using USB power from the PC and this, together with the compact design, allows easy assembly into portable equipment. The C9407MA/C9408MA are supplied with free sample software, which allows the user to set measurement conditions, acquire and save data and display it graphically, making it quick and easy to start taking basic measurements.



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