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C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer (Round 9)

C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer (Round 9)


120% Funded
120% Funded
6 Backers
10 Unit Target
Ended 2 Over Years Ago

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12 reserved of 10 Minimum
Limited quantity of 15 Available!

Product Details

C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer
Mfr. Part #
Product Description

The Hamamatsu C12880MA is a MEMS micro-spectrometer head with a CMOS image sensor. It is used to detect wavelengths of light and their intensities with a spectral response range from visible to near infrared (340-850 nm) and a maximum resolution of 15 nm. It is an updated version of the popular C12666MA which has done 11 GroupGet rounds. 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. FYI - citing a falling Dollar/Yen ratio, Hamamatsu has raised their price for this sensor so we have had to raise ours in step. Please note that the breakout board for the C12666MA will not work with the new pinout of this C12880MA so we made an updated breakout (below) that is functionally equivalent.

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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.

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: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 22:34:00 -0800
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.

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