Instrumentation specialist, B&W Tek has released a new miniature fiber coupled spectrometer for high portability applications. The Glacier X thermoelectric (TE) cooled spectrometer is suitable for long-term monitoring and low light level detection applications.
The spectrometer includes an ultra-speed USB 2.0 interface, 16-bit digitizer, and a 2048 element linear CCD array. The Glacier X provides enhanced baseline stability, minimized dark counts, and high dynamic range in contrast to non-cooled CCD spectrometers. In addition, the TE cooled spectrometer offers wavelength configurations of 200 to 1050 nm at resolutions of 0.6 to 4.0 nm.
The Glacier X features application support and custom configurations for OEM consumers. The small form factor of the spectrometer with the temperature regulation and cooling feature makes the device popular among OEM system integrators. In addition, the TE cooling enables weak signals to be combined for detection of measurable signals, thereby delivering enhanced signal-to-noise ratio.