Spectrometer Electronics

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

The specific electronics you need, depends 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 goes 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.

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-101/105/109

These spectrometers 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 Bridge board, you can interface over USB.

ElectronicsDISB-101DISB-101T
Main interfaceSPISPI
Optional interfaceUSB
(Diolan adapter)
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 USB100 Hz (2048 px)2000 Hz (256 px)
250 Hz (2048 px)
125 Hz 4096 px)
Supported detectorsS11639-01 CMOSS11639-01 CMOS
S13496 CMOS
S14739-02 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 Evaluation SWDISB-USB Evaluation SW
Programming interfaceRegister R/W over SPIRegister R/W over SPI

 

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-380

These spectrometers all use the DISB-380 electronics. The interface is a serial Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) and by combining it with a USB Bridge board, 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
(Diolan adapter)
Frame rate (2048 pixels)600 Hz
Supported detectorsS11156 BT-CCD
Integration time controlConfigurable integration time
External triggerConfigurable delay
Jitter +/-10 nano sec.
On-board calculationsOptional overaying can be supported
On-board storage of calibration coefficientYes
Temperature monitorYes
Evaluation Software
(Windows)
DISB Evaluation SW
Programming interfaceRegister R/W over SPI

 

Uncooled spectrometers XXX-200/220/245/255/305/315

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 detectorsS10420 BT-CCD
S838x NMOS
S390x CMOS
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-316C

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 camera link interface.

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