Spectrometer electronics

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The function of our spectrometer electronics is to convert the analog video signal from the diode-array detector to a robust digital signal that can be read out over a standard interface (like USB or SPI).

The specific electronics you need depend on which detector your spectrometer is equipped with. The detector is given by the three digits in the product name. For example, the FREEDOM FSV-101 uses the CMOS S11639 detector (101).

Below you can see which electronics go with each type of detector. For some spectrometers, we also offer the option to deliver the spectrometer without electronics such that you can develop your own.

Un-cooled spectrometers XXX-101/109
Uncooled spectrometers XXX-105
Uncooled spectrometers XXX-305/315
Uncooled spectrometers XXX-380
Uncooled spectrometers XXX-400
Cooled spectrometers XXX-392/420/445/465
Uncooled spectrometers XXX-200/220
Cooled spectrometers XXX-392/420/445/465
EAGLE Raman-S ENS-C316
EAGLE OCT-S EOS-121
Spectrometer electronics overview

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-101/109

All our FREEDOM XXX-101 and XXX-109 all use the DISB-101T electronics. For the XXX-101 spectrometers, you also have an option for the DISB-101 basic function electronics. You can see a list of the features of DISB-101T and DISB-101 in the table below. The interface is a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and by combining it with a USB Bridgeboard, you can interface over USB.

DISB-101T Electronics
ElectronicsDISB-101DISB-101T
Main interfaceSPISPI
Optional interfaceUSB
(DISB-USB Bridge)
USB
(DISB-USB Bridge)
Frame rate over SPI600 Hz (2048 px)4800 Hz (256 px)
600 Hz (2048 px)
300 Hz (4096 px)
Frame rate over USB250 Hz (2048 px)1100 Hz (256 px)
250 Hz (2048 px)
125 Hz (4096 px)
Supported detectorsS11639-01 CMOSS11639-01 CMOS
S13496 CMOS
S14739-20 CMOS
Integration time controlConfigurable integration timeConfigurable integration time
External triggerConfigurable delay
Jitter +/-10 nano sec.
Configurable delay
Jitter +/-10 nano sec.
Output for lamp controlNoYes
On-board calculationsNoAveraging
Region of interestNoYes
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYesYes
Temperature monitorYesYes
Remote firmware upgradeNoYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
DISB-USB Evaluation SWDISB-USB Evaluation SW
Programming interfaceRegister R/W over SPIRegister R/W over SPI

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-105

Our PEBBLE VIS and VIS-NIR use the DISB-105 electronics. The interface is Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and by combining it with a USB Bridgeboard, you can interface over USB. You can see a list of the features of our DISB-105 in the table below.

DISB-105
ElectronicsDISB-105
Main interfaceSPI
Optional interfaceUSB
(DISB-USB Bridge)
Frame rate (256 pixels)4800 Hz
Supported detectorsS14739
Integration time controlConfigurable integration time
External triggerConfigurable delay
Jitter +/-10 nano sec.
On-board calculationsAveraging
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYes
Temperature monitorYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
DISB-USB Evaluation SW
Programming interfaceRegister R/W over SPI

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-305/315

All our FREEDOM XXX-315 and our ROCK XXX-315 all use the DISB-315 electronics. The interface is Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and by combining it with a USB Bridgeboard, you can interface over USB. You can see a list of the features of our DISB-305/315 in the table below.

DISB-315
ElectronicsDISB-305/315
Main interfaceSPI
Optional interfaceUSB
(DISB-USB Bridge)
Frame rate (1024/2048 pixels)166/100 Hz
Supported detectorsS10420 BT-CCD
Integration time controlConfigurable integration time
External triggerConfigurable delay
Jitter +/-20 nano sec.
On-board calculationsAveraging
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYes
Temperature monitorYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
DISB-USB Evaluation SW
Programming interfaceRegister R/W over SPI

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-380

These spectrometers all use the DISB-380 electronics. The interface is Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and by combining it with a USB Bridgeboard, you can interface over USB. You can see a list of the features of our DISB-380 in the table below.

ElectronicsDISB-380
Main interfaceSPI
Optional interfaceUSB
(DISB-USB Bridge)
Frame rate (2048 pixels)600 Hz
Supported detectorsS11156 BT-CCD
Integration time controlConfigurable integration time
External triggerConfigurable delay
Jitter +/-10 nano sec.
On-board calculationsNo
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYes
Temperature monitorYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
DISB-USB Evaluation SW
Programming interfaceRegister R/W over SPI

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-400

Our PEBBLE NIR uses the DISB-400 electronics. the interface is Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and by combining it with a USB Bridgeboard, you can interface over USB. You can see a list of the features of our DISB-400 in the table below.

DISB-400 electronics with SPI
ElectronicsDISB-400
Main interfaceSPI
Optional interfaceUSB
(DISB-USB Bridge)
Frame rate (256 pixels)3000 Hz
Supported detectorsG13913
Integration time controlConfigurable integration time
External triggerConfigurable delay
Jitter +/-20 nano sec.
On-board calculationsAveraging
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYes
Temperature monitorYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
DISB-USB Evaluation SW
Programming interfaceRegister R/W over SPI

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-200/220

These spectrometers all use the VersaSpec USB controller. You can see a list of the features of the VersaPic electronics below.

ElectronicsVersaPic
Main interfaceUSB
Optional interfaceRS-232
Frame rate15 Hz (2048 px)
Supported detectors
S838x NMOS
Integration time controlConfigurable integration time
External triggerFixed delay
jitter +/- 10 micro sec.
On-board calculationsAveraging
Block averaging
Dark correction etc.
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYes
Temperature monitorNo
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
VersaSpec
Programming interfaceFirmware commands over USB

Cooled spectrometers XXX-392/420/445/465

These spectrometers all use the VersaSpec USB controller and TE controller. You can see a list of the features of the VersaPic electronics below.

ElectronicsVersaPicTEC Control
Main interfaceUSBUSB
Optional interfaceRS-232NA
Frame rate15 HzNA
Supported detectorsS7031 Cooled BT-CCD
G9203
G9206
G9214
Integration time controlConfigurable integration timeNA
External triggerFixed delay
jitter +/- 10 micro sec.
NA
On-board calculationsAveraging
Block averaging
Dark correction etc.
NA
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYesNA
Temperature monitorNoYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
VersaSpecTEC SW
Programming interfaceFirmware commands over USB

EAGLE Raman-S ENS-C316

This spectrometer uses the Andor iVac 316 deeply cooled camera with a USB interface.

ElectronicsAndor iVac
Main interfaceUSB
Integration time controlConfigurable integration time
On-board calculationsAveraging
On-board storage of calibration coefficientProvided in a separate txt-file
Temperature monitorYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
EAGLE Evaluation SW

EAGLE OCT-S EOS-121

This spectrometer uses the Teledyne E2V Octoplus camera with CameraLink or USB 3 interface.

ElectronicsTeledyne OctoPlus
Main interfaceCameraLink/USB 3
Integration time controlConfigurable
On-board calculationsNo
On-board storage of calibration coefficientLinearity coefficients
Temperature monitorNo
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
No

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