The Hamamatsu C12880MA is a high quality MEMS micro-spectrometer head with a CMOS image sensor that is used to detect wavelengths of light and their intensities. It has a spectral response range from visible to near infrared (340-850 nm) and a maximum resolution of 15 nm. The C12880MA is an upgrade 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 so we recommend this sensor for future designs and experimentation. 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.
Dimensions: 20.1 x 12.5 x 10.1 mm (length x width x height)
The C12666MA and C12880MA have collectively done over 30 GroupGet rounds making it one of the most popular items on the site due to its high quality and market scarcity. Get the best price on a single quantity unit here at GroupGets.
One Hamamatsu C12880MA MEMS u-Spectrometer
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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.
The Sony 3231 405nm Violet Blue 20mW Laser Diode has been removed from the board
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