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Push Button; Collect spectrum

Posted on: October 21st, 2020

In this installment, we’re going to looking at how to set up a simple push-button interface to collect spectral data on the Raspberry Pi. While we’re using a button, this tutorial can translate to any sort of analog input! Setting Up You’ll need an Avantes Spectrometer (I’ll be using the mini), a raspberry pi, and…

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Setting Up the Avantes Raspberry Pi SDK

Posted on: July 29th, 2020

Introduction Because of its size and low power requirements, the AvaSpec CompactLine (affectionately called the “mini”) is often used with a raspberry pi, Arduino, or other single board computer. This headless operation allows for use in portable and hard-to-reach settings. In this tech note, we’ll discuss in more detail setting up the Avantes Raspberry Pi…

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Creating a Python Project – Installing the AvaSoft Library

Posted on: June 29th, 2020

This post is the first in a series on “Creating a Python Project for Spectroscopy” In this tutorial, I want to show you how to set up an Avantes spectrometer outside of AvaSoft. This is useful for incorporating spectroscopy into an existing imaging project (e.g., a microscope), or to synchronize with other equipment (e.g., a…

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Python Project Development for Spectroscopy (part 2)- Technote

Posted on: May 27th, 2020

This post is part of a series on “Creating a Python Spectroscopy Project” Developing a customized Python project application to integrate with Avantes Spectrometers is easier than you might expect. Join Justin Spott, regional sales engineer, with a new series of “tech notes” that explores this topic in greater detail. Part 1: Installing the AvaSpec…

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Raspbian DLL Interface for AvaSoft

Posted on: April 27th, 2020

The Raspbian DLL interface for AvaSoft is now available in the DLL kit available through your sales engineer or account rep. Increasingly spectrometers are being deployed into field applications ranging from Raman & LIBS to radiometry and fluorescence.  The applications are only limited by ones imagination because the hardware options to support a multitude of…

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FDA Regulation 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

Posted on: July 11th, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates a variety of industries. Title 21 CFR Part 11, the Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures ruling, is one of the more important FDA regulations pertaining to spectroscopy in industries subject to USDA oversight. This important FDA regulation provides for guidance on the types of software allowed for…

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