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C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer (Round 5)

C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer (Round 5)


150% Funded
150% Funded
11 Backers
8 Unit Target
Ended 3 Almost Years Ago

+ shipping

12 reserved of 8 Minimum
Limited quantity of 12 Available!

Product Details

C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer
Mfr. Part #
Product Description

The Hamamatsu C12880MA is an ultra-compact spectrometer head developed based on MEMS and image sensor technologies. The spectral response ranges from visible to near infrared (340-850 nm) with a maximum resolution of 15 nm. It is an updated version of the popular C12666MA that has done 11 GroupGet rounds along with many store orders. The C12880MA has more pixels (288 vs 255) and a greater near-IR response range than the C12666MA. We therefore recommend this sensor for future designs however we will continue to carry and support the C12666MA.

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  • Dimensions: 20.1 x 12.5 x 10.1 mm (length x width x height)
  • Weight: 5 g
  • Spectral response range: 340 to 850 nm
  • Pixels: 288
  • Spectral resolution: 15 nm max
  • Supply voltage: 4.75 to 5.25 volts
  • Datasheet

Get more information on the C12880MA Product Page.

Please see our FAQ section on how our billing process works before pledging.

Why GroupGet?

The previous generation C12666MA was super popular on GroupGets but now we want to offer the '880 due to its greater sensitivity range and resolution. It's also hard to get in single quantity.

Purchase Information

Unit Deliverable
One Hamamatsu C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer
Unit Price
Campaign Part #
Campaign funded, scheduled end date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 21:53:00 -0700
Factory Lead Time

2.5 month factory lead, 1 week to ship Days

Shipping Details
GroupGets will handle the shipment of orders for this product.

Options and Add-Ons

Hamamatsu C12880MA Breakout Board


This board is a refresh of our popular C12666MA breakout for the higher-resolution C12880MA and plugs directly into Arduino. Get more info at its product page.

Board Imaged

How it works

This is a group buy campaign that needs to acquire at least the stated minimum amount of pledges from backers like you before the Unit Deliverable and any Add-Ons ship. We do not charge anyone until the Progress above hits 100% or greater, otherwise there is no charge. All campaign products are vetted as existing and functional so your order will be fulfilled within the Factory Lead Time if the campaign succeeds. Please see our FAQ page for more details on our billing process.

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    I have just created the GroupGet for C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer (Round 5)!

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    Greetings backers, we got some bad news today. Hamamatsu has increased the lead time for this sensor to 2.5 months. To make things worse, they also raised the price, citing a falling Dollar/Yen ratio. We will of course honor the existing price but we can't do anything about the lead time change. We will preemptively place the order this week.

  • 6204640?v=3

    I don't mind waiting, but do we have a definite ship date for these things? Thanks!

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    Hi ElbertMai, the official ship date for this round is 11/03/2016. We have preemptively ordered for this round to account for the recently extended lead time from the mfr.

  • 9zi7mnmg normal

    To clarify, the units will ship to the USA from Japan on 11/3 and we will immediately ship to backers upon receipt which usually takes 3-5 business days from Japan.