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Hamamatsu C12880MA Micro-spectrometer

3 490 €

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High sensitivity micro-spectrometer with broad spectral coverage.

For a long time, spectral analysis of materials has been reserved for academic research laboratories. The arrival of new small and cheap sensors allows their integration into new products and industrial environments to increase the quality of production and product control.

The spectrum data measured by the Hamamatsu C12880MA micro-spectrometer is compatible with the spectrum data measured by conventional optical spectrum analyzers, which facilitates the use of this device without needing to create a database.

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The C12880MA is a 2.5cm3 spectrometer head that could be integrated into a wide range of measurement and quality control equipment. Working with wavelengths between UV and near IR, 340-850nm, the micro-spectrometer can be used for food inspection, biometry, water quality, light testing and light level measurements.

The CMOS linear image sensor provides spectral resolution of 15nm.

Moreover, the hermetic package allows its use in moist atmosphere. The small package integrates the light sensor and diffractive elements, here a reflective grating and slit.

The report contains a detailed physical analysis with process description and manufacturing cost analysis.
It also includes a full comparison with the NanoLambda NSP32 and Consumer Physics SCiO spectrometers.


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Table of contents


> Executive Summary

> Reverse Costing Methodology



Company Profile

> Hamamatsu Photonics

> C12880MA Characteristics



Physical Analysis

> Summary of the Physical Analysis

> Package

- Package views and dimensions

- Package opening and cross-section

> Reflective Grating

- Dimensions

- Cross-section

> Die

- Details view, dimensions and markings

- Color sensors

- Active area deprocessing, die process

- Die cross-section: metal layers, active area

- Slit cross-sectionProcess characteristics

> Comparison Between C12880MA and NanoLambda NSP32 and Consumer Physics SCIO Molecular sensor















































Sensor Manufacturing Process

> Overview

> IC Front-End Process

> Image Sensor Process Flow

> Reflective Grating Process Flow

> Packaging Process Flow



Cost Analysis

> Summary of the Cost Analysis

> Image Sensor

- IC wafer front-end cost

- Sensor layers wafer front-end cost

- Sensor layers front-end cost per process step

- Back-end 0: probe test and dicing wafer and die cost

> Reflective Grating Cost

> Component

- Back-end: packaging cost

- Back-end: final test cost

- Component cost



Selling Price



About the authors


System Plus Consulting specializes in the cost analysis of electronics, from semiconductor devices to electronic systems.

Created more than 20 years ago, System Plus Consulting has developed a complete range of services, costing tools and reports to deliver in-depth production cost studies and estimate the objective selling price of a product.

System Plus Consulting engineers are experts in:

  • Integrated Circuits 
  • Power Devices & Modules 
  • MEMS & Sensors
  • Photonics 
  • LED 
  • Imaging 
  • Display 
  • Packaging 
  • Electronic Boards & Systems.

Through hundreds of analyses performed each year, System Plus Consulting offers deep added-value reports to help its customers understand their production processes and determine production costs. Based on System Plus Consulting’s results, manufacturers are able to compare their production costs to those of competitors.

System Plus Consulting is a sister company of Yole Développement.

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  • Detailed photos

  • Precise measurements

  • Materials analysis
  • Manufacturing process flow

  • Supply chain evaluation
  • Manufacturing cost analysis

  • Selling price estimation

  • Comparison with NanoLambda NSP32 and Consumer Physics SCiO Spectrometers