VS7000-CCD-HS Miniature CCD Spectrometer

High Speed Miniature CCD Spectrometer

Available for US OEM customers only

High-performance fiber optic spectrometer for OEM volumes

  • UV-VIS (200–860 nm), VIS (380–750 nm), and UV-NIR (200–1050 nm)
  • High-speed electronics (770 spectra/s)
  • High throughput (f/2.8)
  • Ultra-low stray light
  • Ideal for industrial low-light applications such as fluorescence, emission, absorbance, and reflectance.
Segment: Scientific
Division: OEM
Base product
FeatureSpectroscopy Benefits for OEMs
Most popular UV-VIS rangeExcellent peak symmetry in a miniature grating spectrometer
High readout speed1.1 ms maximum readout speed (890 spectra/s)
Advanced electronicsLow noise; high linearity (raw) and linearity-correction
Back-illuminated linear CCDQE = 63% at 250 nm; 76% at 650 nm; 55% at 850 nm
High signal-to-noise ratioHighest full well/signal-to-noise ratio of any uncooled CCD mini-spectrometer
USB 2.0 high and full-speedStandard connection interfaces to PCs with 100% data integrity
Order-sorting fi lterEliminates second-order interference
Windows® acquisition softwareand LabVIEW™ VIs and DLLs availableSoftware to integrate VS-7000 as an OEM component
Sturdy single-optic designExcellent light purity, with concave grating design
No moving parts or shutterExcellent reliability for OEM integration

Concave-grating mini-spectrometer for

  • UV-VIS
  • VIS
  • UV-NIR


Acquisition software included (LabVIEW™ 2011 only)

  • VIs and top-level code are provided for customization
  • Handles acquisition and signal-processing (smoothing, absorbance, transmittance, etc.)
  • Save data to Excel® or text file
  • On-board spectral calibration
  • Option to gain access to corrected linearity (done at factory for each chip)
  • On-board or software averaging and pixel-binning

No LabVIEW™ license is needed to run our acquisition software. LabVIEW™ license ver. 2011 required to edit our code. No code customization supported in price.

Available for US OEM customers only

This VS7000-CCD-HS system for industrial applications uses a modifi ed VS70 optical engine optimized for UV-VIS.

Spectral coverageUV-VIS (200–860 nm), 250 nm optimized grating, built-in order-sorting filter
VIS (380–750 nm), VIS-blazed grating, built-in long-pass filter
UV-NIR (200–1050 nm), dual-blaze grating, built-in order-sorting filter
Numerical aperturef/2.8
Stray light rejection
Typical (Maximum)
0.01% (0.02%) for UV-VIS configuration with 300 µm tall CCD, measured at 700 nm
(measured with broad bandpass 510 nm filter, 75 µm slit-width)
>2.4 AU linear range (5% variation) with caffeine 273 nm absorption peak in 10 mm cuvette and D2 lamp.
CCD detector
Typical QE
Back-illuminated CCD with low etaloning in NIR
65% peak QE in UV
Detector height
Fiber-optic option
300 µm CCD height standard (1000 µm optional)
600 µm dia., 1.5 m long fiber-optic (for 1 mm tall CCD, prefer 800–1000 µm dia.)
Thermoelectric stabilization

None. Dark current and CCD-pattern noise must be subtracted. User must switch off light source or install
manual shutter in optical path.

Spectral resolution
Pixel resolution
Slit (factory configuration)
UV-VIS: 75 µm slit, 2048 pixels, 2.7 nm resolution; 0.33 nm/pixel
(confi guration with 300 µm tall CCD)
Available slits: 12-25-37-50-62-75-100-125-150-200 µm (contact us for other gratings)
Improved CCD full well
Raw non linearity
Factory corrected linearity
>200 ke
Typical dynamic range6000:1
A/D converter16 bit, 2 MHz (pixel rate)
Typical dark current1.3 count/ms at 20°C (room temp.); typical offset = 1000 counts
Typical readout noise35 e (max = 45 e) RMS
Readout speed1.1 (1.3) ms; 890 (760) spectra/s with 0 ms exposure time with respectively 300 µm (1000 µm) CCD height
Typical signal-to-noise ratio450:1 (shot-noise-limited conditions)
Gain selection3 e/count
Dimensions (H × W × D)2.9” × 4.1” × 4.3” (73.0 mm × 103.2 mm × 109.4 mm)
Weight1.8 lb (0.82 kg)

*Specifications, form factor, and spectrometer cover subject to change without notice.

VS7000-CCD-HS Specification Sheet
Size 1.46 MB


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