OEM Spectrometers: AS5216 Microprocessor Board

The AS-5216 microprocessor board provides both flexibility and ease of integration. It features high-speed USB 2.0 communication and can be used in combination with the following detectors:

  • Sony ILX554B and ILX511B
  • Toshiba 1304
  • Hamamatsu S11155/S7031 and G92xx series with/without TEC
  • Sensors Unlimited 256 and 512

The board is equipped with an HD26 digital I/O connector with 13 programmable I/O ports (3 digital in, 10 digital out), 2 analog out ports and 2 analog in ports. One digital out port is generally used to control the flash rate of an AvaLight-XE pulsed xenon light source, another digital out it used to control external TTL-shutter devices and a third is reserved for external control for flashing a laser source in LIBS applications. A digital in may be used for external hardware triggering.

A maximum of 127 AS-5216s can be coupled and synchronized through the USB 2.0 interface. This means easy and simultaneous sampling of 2 to 127 channels. The AS-5216 board can be synchronized with other AS-5216 boards to control the simultaneous data-sampling of multiple channels, all connected to USB2.0 high-speed interface.

On-board signal processing allows data reduction to speed up scan transfer time. Data reduction can be achieved by defining a start and stop pixel and On-Board Averaging.

This board is compatible with the extensive AS-5216-DLL software development kit, enabling full control over the spectrometer in customer-designed software.

Microprocessor Coldfire 5216, 32 bit, 64 MHz
Memory 512 KB Flash Memory, 64 KB RAM
A/D converter 16 bit, 2 channels for video signal
Integration time 2 µs - 10 minutes (detector dependent)
Data Transfer speed 1.8 ms/scan for Sony ILX554 2048 pixels, 2 MHz
1.8 ms/scan for Sony ILX511B 2048 pixels, 2 MHz
3.7 ms/scan for Toshiba TCD1304, 1 MHz
1.82 ms/scan for Hamamatsu S11071-1104, 1.33 MHz
2.40 ms/scan for Hamamatsu S11071-1106, 1.33 MHz
2.09 ms/scan for Hamamatsu S11155, 1 MHz
5.22 ms/scan for Hamamatsu S7031, 250 kHz
1.6 ms/scan for Hamamatsu 92XX, 500 kHz
1.0 ms/scan for Sensors Unlimited NIR, 2.4 MHz
USB interface 2.0 high speed, 480 Mbps
RS-232 interface Baudrate 115200 bps, HD-26 female connector
DIO interface HD-26 connector, 2 Analog in, 2 Analog out, 3 Digital in, 12 Digital out, trigger, synchronization
Power supply Default USB power, 350 mA 12 VDC, reverse polarity protection, 150 mA
Temperature range 0- 55 °C
Dimensions, weight 162,5 x 100 mm, 97 gr.

AS5216 Microprocessor board 16-bit AD and USB2.0/RS-232 interface, specify detector type, see below
For All boards, specify detector type
-ILX Sony ILX554B detectors (AvaSpec-2048-USB2)
-ILX511 Sony ILX511B detectors (AvaSpec-2048L-USB2)
-TOS3648 Toshiba 1304 detectors (AvaSpec-3648-USB2)
-HAM2048XL Hamamatsu S11155 detectors (AvaSpec-ULS2048XL-USB), extra PCB included
-HAM1024x58/122 Hamamatsu S7031 detectors (AvaSpec-HS1048x58/122-USB), extra PCB included
-NIR256/512 Hamamatsu G92xx series InGaAs NIR detectors (AvaSpec-NIR256/512-1.7)
-NIR256/512TEC Hamamatsu G92xx series with TEC InGaAs NIR detectors (AvaSpec-NIR256/512-2.5-HSC-EVO), extra pcb incl.
-NIRSU256 Sensors Unlimited 256/512 InGaAs NIR detectors (AvaSpec-NIR256/512-1.7-HSC-EVO)