AvaSpec-256 Fiber Optic Spectrometer
The AvaSpec-256 Fiber Optic Spectrometer is based on the AvaBench-45 symmetrical Czerny-Turner design with 256 pixel CMOS Detector Array. The spectrometer has a fiber optic entrance connector (standard SMA, others possible), collimating and focusing mirror and diffractional grating. A choice of 13 different gratings with different dispersion and blaze angles enable applications in the 200-1100nm range. The AvaSpec-256 can be delivered with 2 platforms of electronics; either with USB1.1 with 14 bit AD converter or the new USB2.0 interface with 16 bit AD converter.
The AvaSpec-256 is specially suitable for low noise applications. Digital IO ports enable external triggering and control of shutter and pulsed light sources from the Avantes line of instruments.
The AvaSpec-256 is also available as dual channel or multiple channel instrument (up to 8 channels), where all spectra are taken simultaneously.
The AvaSpec-256 comes with AvaSoft-basic, a complete manual, USB interface cable and a PS-12V/1.0A power supply. AvaSoft-full and application software can be ordered separately. Alternatively the AvaSpec-256-SPU has a switch to run on USB power or external power.
The new AvaSpec-USB2 has a USB2 interface with ultrafast datasampling of 1500 spectra per second (with on board averaging) and datatransfer in 1.5msec and supports analog in-and outputs as well. Optional Bluetooth® (-BT) communication and an SD card for on-board saving of spectra can be added. The AvaSpec-256-USB2 runs on USB power and comes with AvaSoft-basic, a complete manual and USB interface cable. Multiple (up to 127) USB2 spectrometers with different detector types can be externally coupled (see section multi-channel spectrometers).