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New Product: New Triggering Options for USB2000+ Spectrometer
Posted: Sunday, August 19, 2012 Location: Dunedin, Florida, USA
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Ocean Optics, Inc.
LabX Member since December 2003.
Ocean Optics is a diversified photonics technology firm and a global leader in optical sensing, optical networking, display optics and biophotonics. With full-service locations in the United States and Europe, we serve a wide range of markets, including process control, consumer electronics and medical diagnostics.
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Popular miniature spectrometer offers more spectral acquisition flexibility than ever
Ocean Optics has added triggering functions to its popular USB2000+ miniature spectrometer to provide accurate timing and synchronization between the spectrometer and other devices. Four low-jitter trigger modes and normal (free-running spectral acquisition) operating modes are now possible. Applications include pulsing a light source to occur when acquiring a spectra and synchronizing spectral acquisition to coordinate with samples moving through a process stream or sensors reaching a certain temperature level.
Triggering provides precise timing between devices. The USB2000+ can be triggered so that sending the spectrometer a pulse causes it to do something such as a turn off or on a light, activate a pulse in a pulsed light source or start or end spectral acquisition in the spectrometer. For example, in the USB2000+ External Triggering mode, an event outside the sampling system (such as a button push, lever activation or laser) electronically pulses the spectrometer’s trigger pin and starts acquisition of the spectra with microsecond accuracy.
The USB2000+ has an onboard programmable high-speed FPGA controller, 22-pin connector and 8 user-programmable digital I/Os. Available operating modes are Normal (spectrometer continuously acquires spectra) and the four trigger modes: