AvaSpec optical benches are available with or without one of our electronics boards for integration into customers' systems. Avantes has developed four types of UV/VIS optical benches, especially for OEM customers. The optical benches AvaBench-75-ULS (used in both StarLine and SensLine), AvaBench-75-MN (CompactLine), AvaBench-75-ULSTEC (SensLine), AvaBench-37.5-HS (SensLine) and AvaBench-100-HSC (SensLine) are Czerny-Turner designs with fiber-optic entrance connectors (standard SMA, others possible), collimating focusing mirrors and a diffraction grating. A choice of different gratings with different dispersions and blaze angles enable applications in the 200 to 1160 nm range.
Our new miniature bench is perfect for OEM integration in existing systems and handheld devices. The high numerical aperture AvaBench-37.5-HS has full mechanical compatibility for mounting holes with the AvaBench-75-ULS, which makes it convenient for OEM customers to upgrade to a higher-throughput optical bench.
Wavelength ranges, resolution tables, detector specifications and AvaBench options can be found in the instrument page corresponding to each spectrometer type. In the table below, the key specifications of these optical benches are listed.
All AvaBench optical benches are fully compatible with Avantes' electronics boards or may be interfaced to customer specific electronics. Video output is handled through a separate mini-coax cable.
Avantes introduces the AvaBench-75-MN optical bench! This miniature bench is used in the CompactLine (AvaSpec-Mini2048CL/4096CL) and is ideal for OEM integration in existing systems and handheld devices with the use of your own electronics.
In the tables below, the detailed key specifications can be found.
The AvaBench optical bench is fully compatible with Avantes' AS-7010 electronics board or may be interfaced to customer-specific electronics. Video output is handled through a separate mini-coax cable.
For OEM applications in the NIR region, Avantes offers our line of AvaBench NIR optical benches. The AvaBench-50 optical bench is available in the 1000 to 1750 nm range for uncooled detectors. New in this line is the AvaBench-100TEC: a 100 mm optical bench offering optimal balance between optical throughput and resolution. To keep the size compact, it has a unique folding mirror built into it.
All AvaBench NIR optical benches have symmetrical Czerny-Turner designs with a fiber-optic entrance connector (standard is SMA, other options are possible), a specially designed collimating focusing mirror and a diffraction grating. A choice of different NIR gratings can be selected with the products.
Wavelength ranges, resolution tables, detector specifications and AvaBench options can be found in the instrument page corresponding to each spectrometer type. In the table below the key specifications of the NIR optical benches are listed.
The NIR AvaBenches are fully compatible with Avantes' electronics boards or may be interfaced to customer specific electronics. The NIR optical benches have a separate video output through a mini-coax cable. The TEC NIR benches have a heatsink and additional electrical connections for both temperature sensor and power for the Peltier cooling.
The AS-5216 microprocessor board provides both flexibility and ease of integration. It features high-speed USB 2.0 communication and can be used in combination with the following detectors:
The board is equipped with an HD26 digital I/O connector with 13 programmable I/O ports (3 digital in, 10 digital out), 2 analog out ports and 2 analog in ports. One digital out port is generally used to control the flash rate of an AvaLight-XE pulsed xenon light source, another digital out it used to control external TTL-shutter devices and a third is reserved for external control for flashing a laser source in LIBS applications. A digital in may be used for external hardware triggering.
A maximum of 127 AS-5216s can be coupled and synchronized through the USB 2.0 interface. This means easy and simultaneous sampling of 2 to 127 channels. The AS-5216 board can be synchronized with other AS-5216 boards to control the simultaneous data-sampling of multiple channels, all connected to USB2.0 high-speed interface.
On-board signal processing allows data reduction to speed up scan transfer time. Data reduction can be achieved by defining a start and stop pixel and On-Board Averaging.
This board is compatible with the extensive AS-5216-DLL software development kit, enabling full control over the spectrometer in customer-designed software.
The AS-7010 is the electronic platform base for Avantes’ EVO spectrometer models.
It is equipped with a powerfull Xilinx Zynq 7010 microprocessor. It combines the software programmability of a processor with the hardware programmability of an FPGA, resulting in unrivalled levels of system performance and flexibility. The generous 100 Mpixel memory enables onboard storage of spectra and custom programming. As it is equipped with two different AD convertors, optimal performance for each detector type is assured.
The AS-7010 comes with the versatility of 2 communication ports: a high-speed USB3.0 and a GigaEthernet port.
Also on board is the HD26 digital I/O connector with 13 programmable digital I/O ports, 2 analog out ports and 2 analog in ports. The connector is compatible with the AS-5216 I/O connector.
Avantes spectrometers feature great flexibility offering multiple Input/Output connections. These IO can be used with Avasoft 8 (Time Series) or with customized applications. The DEVKITs are intended to make life easier in the development stage. Instead of fabricating or soldering a cable with the right connections, you can now easily connect using the screw terminals.
The AVS-DEVKIT-AS(C)5216 contains the PCB-IO-EXT-BES Printed Circuit Board. This board has several screw terminals for easy connectivity to the IO points, a BNC connector for the input trigger as well a push button for manual control. All outputs have a LED indicating their status (selectable with jumpers). Furthermore, RS232 connectors are provided. For the ASC version a power, USB and SYNC connector are on the PCB. The PCB-IO-EXT-BES will be connected to the AvaSpec-ULS or AvaSpecULSi IO Connector with an interface cable.
Since the AS7010 and the AS5216 electronic boards share the same IO connections, the AVS-DEVKIT-AS5216 can also be used in combination with the AS7010.
The latest addition to our CompactLine: the AvaSpec-Mini-NIR!
The AvaSpec-Mini-NIR is a compact near-infrared spectrometer, based on a combination of our popular AvaSpec-NIR256-1.7-EVO and Mini-series.
Like our other CompactLine spectrometers, this device is only the size of a deck of cards and USB powered, which makes it easy to integrate into other devices, including but not limited to OEM handheld applications. Since the AvaSpec-Mini-NIR has no moving parts it is very robust and can be used virtually any environment!
Of course, the AvaSpec-Mini-NIR works seamlessly with our AvaSoft software and the Windows and Linux libraries we have available.
If size is not the most important factor for your application, we recommend the AvaSpec-Mini-NIR's bigger brother, the AvaSpec-NIR256-1.7-EVO that is bigger in size but offers slightly higher sensitivity levels.
This versatile miniature NIR spectrometer is well suited for various applications, including food analysis and the recycling industry. Below are some application examples for this instrument:
The AvaSpec StarLine family of instruments is comprised of high-performance spectrometers which exceed the demands of most general spectroscopy applications. This instrument line offers a wide array of solutions for various uses, while providing excellent price-to-performance ratios.
Our AvaSpec-ULS2048CL-EVO and AvaSpec-ULS4096CL-EVO are based on CMOS arrays and are able to measure wavelengths from 200 to 1100 nm. The AvaSpec-FAST series of instruments is especially designed for high-speed acquisitions, such as pulsed light source and laser measurements.
Instruments in the AvaSpec StarLine family are designed to perform in a variety of applications such as:
The AvaSpec StarLine instruments are fully integrated with Avantes' modular platform, allowing them to function as both stand-alone and multi-channel instruments. These products are fully compatible with other AvaSpec instruments in our AvaSpec SensLine and NIRLine. The entire AvaSpec StarLine is available as an individual lab instrument, as well as an OEM module for integration into customers' existing systems.
The new Avalight-HPLED, a compact, low-cost light source meant for fluorescence applications. This high-power version was made for more demanding applications compared to our regular LED light source.
Our AvaLight-HPLED light sources produce continuous or pulsed spectral output at different wavelengths. All sources have an SMA-905 connector to connect fiber optics and come with a 5V/1.6A power supply. This high-power LED light source can be used as a DC source or pulsed with a programmable Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), supplied by an AvaSpec-USB2 or EVO spectrometer (IC-DB26-2 cable needed).
Benefits of the AvaLight-HPLED:
Get the best out of two worlds with the AvaLight-DHc. It has both a deuterium light source and a halogen light source, providing you with adequate light between 200 and 2500 nm for nearly all absorbance chemistry applications. Deuterium emits light between 200 and 550 nm, where the halogen takes over up to 2500 nm. Coupling to the rest of your spectroscopy system is easy with the SMA connector.
This light source is recommended in settings with large fiber cables or direct-attachment to a cuvette holder such as the CUV-DA, due to its relatively low output energy. The integrated TTL-shutter makes saving a dark measurement very simple in combination with AvaSoft (extra IC-DB26-2 needed).
Optionally the AvaLight-DHc is available in a rack-mountable version, to be used in the 19” rack or the 9.5” desktop system.