AvaTrigger External Trigger Box

We made it smaller and more sensitive… Introducing the new AvaTrigger. Designed for use with any AvaSpec-USB2 spectrometer, it enables two different external triggering methods: optical and manual.

The optical trigger is useful for measuring pulsed light sources, such as solar simulations. Your Avantes spectrometer can start integrating within 1.5 microseconds after receiving the signal from the AvaTrigger. Alternatively, you can specify a delay time if you are interested in measuring spectral output against time (temporal stability). The AvaTrigger has an SMA-905 connector to easily couple with any accessory or light source from Avantes’ extensive line-up.

The sensitivity of the optotrigger can be adjusted by a potentiometer at the front. A green indicator LED on the front panel of the AvaTrigger shows a short pulse when a TTL pulse is sent to your spectrometer.

The IC-DB26-2 interface cable required to connect the AvaTrigger with your Avantes spectrometer is included in the box.

Trigger Input Opto Pushbutton
Internal Delay time to TTL output Ca. 300 ns* 20 µsec
Minimal pulse duration Trigger in 10 µsec
Power consumption 5 mA @ 5 VDC (internal)
IO connector to AvaSpec Pin 3 (5 VDC), Pin 4 (hardware trigger to AvaSpec), pin 8 (enable trigger), pin 10 GND
Dimensions 75 x 78 x 37 mm
Weight 260 g

*depending on the slew rate of the light source

AvaTrigger-USB2 External trigger source for all AvaSpec-USB2 spectrometers, incl IC-DB26-2