Hamamatsu Photonics has released its one inch cube miniature spectrometer module, the RC series. These new miniature spectrometer modules are ideal for use in small, hand held 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 340nm to 780nm and the C9408MA/C9410MA from 640nm to 1050nm. Light is input from the sample under measurement via a 30cm 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 module operates using USB power from the PC and this, together with the compact design, allows easy assembly into portable equipment. The C9407MA/C9408MA is supplied with free sample software, which allows the user to set measurement conditions, acquire and save data and display it graphically thus making it very quick and easy to start taking basic measurements.