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New Pocket Portable High Res. Spectrometer the size of a deck of cards

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Interesting new generation of mini-spectrometers--only as big as a deck of cards--ultimately portable --carry in pocket no problem. ---ideal for handheld applications.

Very small spectrometer with a resolution of up to 0.1 nm.
Is only the size of a deck of cards, yet delivers a dynamic range of 2000:1,
Stray-light levels lower than 0.17% and weighs only 174 grams. USB 2 powered, Hamamatsu CMOS 4096 pixels technology and 5 micron slit.

Size: 95mm x 68mm x 20 mm, weight 174 grams

See preliminary data sheet here: https://www.avantes.com/images/Datasheet_AvaSpec_Mini_4096_-_CL_preliminary_LASER_v2.pdf



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Very interesting, 0.1 nm sounds nice. Do you have any idea on what the cost will be on one of these?
Thanks for sharing, definitely worth keeping an eye on! :yh:
 

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Looks interesting.... depending on the price...

Jerry
 

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I've seen many new smaller spectrometers offered by many manufacturers in the past 12 months. Unfortunately, you still need a laptop or similar with software loaded to use them. If they had a self-contained spectrometer that size that could do it all, that would really be something.
 

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Knowing how critical the optical alignment is, I would never carry such a thing in my pocket.
 

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I've seen many new smaller spectrometers offered by many manufacturers in the past 12 months. Unfortunately, you still need a laptop or similar with software loaded to use them. If they had a self-contained spectrometer that size that could do it all, that would really be something.

Strap a Raspberry Pi and an OLED screen to it, problem solved. :p
 

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Knowing how critical the optical alignment is, I would never carry such a thing in my pocket.
Excellent point--Will ask if it comes with H2O proof hard case----will ask them if the unit including alignment has been ruggedised for use in the field without special handling concerns/worries--if yes, will ask for also test results showing to what extent this is so---ruggedness for what operational environments and so on.

I've seen many new smaller spectrometers offered by many manufacturers in the past 12 months. Unfortunately, you still need a laptop or similar with software loaded to use them. If they had a self-contained spectrometer that size that could do it all, that would really be something.
They do offer interesting options:
Slit size, please specify XX = 5,10, 25, 50, 100, 200 or 500 μm-FCPC

FC/PC fiber-optic entranceDCL-UV/VIS-200

Quartz Detector Collection Lens for 3-4x signal enhancement (typical)

Order sorting coating for grating MN 600-0.50, recommended with OSF-305
Order sorting coating for grating MN 300-0.30
Order sorting coating for grating MN 300-0.50, recommended with OSF-305
OSF-YYY

Order-sorting filter for reduction of 2nd order effects, please specify YYY= 550 or 600 nm, depends on range

All comes down to "How much?" and they don't say---might be cost effective for some applications if price is within reasonable for the capabilities gained.

Will email or call them tomorrow and ask for a price sheet and what is delivery time frame ARO (after receipt of order) FOB factory ---just to see what's what.
 
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Interesting new generation of mini-spectrometers--only as big as a deck of cards--ultimately portable --carry in pocket no problem. ---ideal for handheld applications.

Very small spectrometer with a resolution of up to 0.1 nm.
Is only the size of a deck of cards, yet delivers a dynamic range of 2000:1,
Stray-light levels lower than 0.17% and weighs only 174 grams. USB 2 powered, Hamamatsu CMOS 4096 pixels technology and 5 micron slit.

Size: 95mm x 68mm x 20 mm, weight 174 grams

See preliminary data sheet here: https://www.avantes.com/images/Datasheet_AvaSpec_Mini_4096_-_CL_preliminary_LASER_v2.pdf



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Be prepared for a sticker shock. As soon as they put 5Mhz 16bit ADC, and 2049pixel CMOS sensor and 5uM grating I instantly figured +$2000.
ADC's at that frequency and bit depth are at least $200 a pop.
 
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Oh, I think it is much more than $2000.00. Maybe in a few years used, but new? Probably closer to $5000.00.
 




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