Viavi Solutions releases new products with Photonics

Monday 30 January 2017 | 12:51 CET | News

Viavi Solutions Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) and Espros Photonics (EPC) launched a new miniaturised spectral sensing system-on-a-chip and a multispectral sensor developer kit.

This spectral sensor combines Viavi's 64-channel micro-patterned bandpass filter array and the Espros hybrid CCD-CMOS imager to make a miniature spectral sensor that is less than 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 mm in size.

Two versions of the sensor will be offered, one for the visible range (385-900 nm) and one for the near infrared (NIR, 775-1065 nm). In the mobile space, the sensor is designed to help consumers analyse the composition of food, beverages and medications.

Viavi and Espros are also launching the SPM64 developer kit to build the market and enable customers to develop applications. The developer kit includes a prototype sensor mounted on a USB dongle-style circuit board with a microcontroller and several various light sources. The board, when connected via USB to a computer running the supplied software, sends pre-processed spectral information to the GUI and optionally a data file. A supplied API allows customers to write their own software to control the light sources and sensor, and to acquire and analyse data.

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