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Spectrum Instrumentation extends its range of hybridNETBOX products with the addition of eight high-performance models. The hybridNETBOX is an innovative instrumentation platform that combines a multi-channel arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) and a digitizer in a single portable unit. The digitizer and AWG channels can run together or independently. With their unique capability for simultaneous signal generation and acquisition, these powerful tools are perfect for applications involving stimulus-response or closed-loop type testing. In total, 14 different hybridNETBOX-models are now available, with 2+2, 4+4 or 8+8 matched channels and sampling rates from 40 MS/s to 1.25 GS/s.  The latest high speed hybridNETBOX models linked at: DN2.82x.

A new digital input option (M4i.44xx-DigSMA) for its popular high-speed and high-resolution series of PCIe digitizers. The option consists of an additional module that sits beside the existing digitizer card to provide 8 additional digital input lines. The digital input module shares a common clock and trigger with the base card so that both the digital and analog inputs are fully synchronous. This makes the combination ideal for a wide variety of mixed signal testing applications. The option is available for all digitizer models of the M4i.44xx-x8 series with up to 500 MS/s and two or four analog inputs. More analog channels can also be acquired by linking up to eight digitizers together with Spectrum's unique Star-Hub clock and trigger distribution system.

Spectrum Instrumentation has added six new Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWGs) to its recently released M2p.65xx series of PCIe cards. The new AWGs extend the product families capabilities by boosting the available output range, so that waveforms can be generated with amplitude swings of up to ±12 V into 1 MOhms or ±6 V into 50 Ohms. The M2p.65xx series AWGs use the latest 16-bit Digital-to-Analog Converters and feature a fast PCIe x4 interface for up to 700 MByte/s streaming speed. Users can select output sample rates of either 40 MS/s (M2p.654x series) or 125 MS/s (M2p.657x series) and models with one, two or four channels per card. Each channel features its own DAC and output stage. Multi-channel cards share a common clock and trigger to ensure full synchronization and the output stages incorporate four switchable filter paths to help optimize signal quality. The flexible output stages combine with the high resolution 16-bit DACs to enable the generation of signals with very low distortion, exceptional dynamic range and a high signal-to-noise ratio.

Spectrum Instrumentation has released an optional piggyback module that adds 16 synchronous digital channels to the 16-bit analog data of the M2P.59xx-x4 series digitizers and M2P.65xx-x4 series AWGs with sample rates up to 125 MS/s. The additional digital lines extend the four standard multi-purpose XIO lines that are already on these digitizer and AWG cards. This provides a total of 20 fully programmable XIO lines. These can be programmed as synchronously sampled digital inputs for a digitizer, synchronous digital outputs for an AWG, or asynchronous I/O lines, status lines, or additional trigger inputs for complex trigger conditions. This option comes in two different versions, one with SMB connectors and one with an FX2 flat-ribbon connector. The SMB-version (M2p.xxxx-DigSMB) offers ten connectors on the front panel plus six more that are available internally which can be used for PC-internal cross connection or external connection via an empty slot bracket.

Spectrum Instrumentation introduces precision multichannel AWG cards with sampling rates up to 125 MS/s.  Up to 4 16-bit simultaneously sampled output channels are available on a single PCIe card.  Continuous data streaming up to 700 MB/s is available on the M2P.65xx-x4 cards.

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Fully Synchronous Multi-Channel LXI Digitizers Deliver High Resolution Measurements

Twelve new instruments with up to 24 fully synchronized channels extend Spectrum's digitizerNETBOX family. The 16 bit ADC models offer high sampling rates up to 250 MS/s, while the 14 bit units feature sampling rates up to 500 MS/s. The high sampling rates and high resolution make the DN6.44x series perfect for wide-band signal capture. High channel density makes the instruments ideal for any applications utilizing arrays of receivers, sensors, detectors, or other electronic devices. To ensure all models deliver excellent cross channel timing capability with minimal phase error, the ADCs on each channel are clocked synchronously. Each channel is equipped with its own front-end amplifier featuring six input ranges (from ±200 mV up to ±10 V full scale). All inputs have software selectable input impedance (50 Ω and 1 MΩ) and programmable input offset for unipolar signals. The analog bandwidth is as high as 250 MHz (for 500 MS/s models) enabling the units to capture electronic signals in the DC to 200 MHz frequency range.
Perfect for remote and automated applications:

The units feature a rack-mountable industrial chassis with integrated cooling, a replaceable dust filter and low noise power supplies. Front-panel SMA connectors are used for the channel inputs, external clock and external triggering. Front facing LED lights provide a visual indication for the power, trigger and LAN status. Based on the LXI instrumentation standard, all digitizerNETBOX products are designed for automated testing and remote applications. Full remote control is achieved through a simple GBit Ethernet port, which allows connection to any PC or local area network.
More details and full specifications at:

DIAS Infrared Corp is exhibiting at the SPIE Photonics West Conference and Exhibition
Come see us in Booth 5543, January 31st - February 2nd at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

5 GS/s Modular PXIe Digitizers for wideband ATE applications requiring high throughput

Spectrum Instrumentation has released a new family of 3U PXIe digitizers offering bandwidths up to 1.5 GHz and sample rates up to 5 GS/s.   The 9 models of the M4x.22xx PXI Express (PXIe) series high-speed digitizer are specifically designed for ATE environments requiring high quality fast data acquisition. Each input channel has its own dedicated A/D converter and programmable input amplifier. The extremely large 4 GB standard on-board memory enables long acquisition records at the highest sampling rate.  A continuous FIFO mode is also integrated on the board. This allows for continuous data streaming over the bus, or continuous acquisition of data for online processing or permanent data storage to disk. All models incorporate a four lane PXIe interface and support data transfer rates in excess of 1.7 GB/s.  A summary of available models for immediate delivery is provided on the main product page linked below.
In order to allow easy integration into any test system, the units are shipped with a host of software tools so users can create their own control programs with almost any popular programming language. This includes C++, Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, J#, Delphi, Java and Python code. Third party software support is also provided for LabVIEW, LabWindows and MATLAB. Further technical details and specifications are available on the Spectrum website at: http://spectrum-instrumentation.com/en/m4x22xx-x4-pxi-express-pxie-x4

1.25 GS/s PXIe AWG Modules Enable Precision Signal Generation

Five new PXIe Arbitrary Waveform Generators from Spectrum Instrumentation offer a cost effective solution for automated testing applications requiring fast and accurate electronic signal generation.  Available with 1, 2 or 4, channels per module, the M4x.66xx-x4 series modules in 3U PXIe format are equipped with the latest 16-bit DAC technology.  Output sample rates up to 1.25 GS/s are available with 400 MHz bandwidth.
PXIe speed and performance:

The dual width 3U AWG modules feature a PXIe x4 Gen 2 interface that allows waveform data to be transferred to the module’s 4 GB of on-board memory, at speeds up to 1.4 GB/s. Fully PXIe compliant, the modules can be used in any PXIe or PXI hybrid chassis. Support is also provided for chassis distribution features such as the PXIe/PXI reference clock, star-trigger and trigger bus.
Advanced waveform replay modes:

To allow the generation of long and complex waveforms, the M4x.66xx-x4 AWGs include a number of operating modes such as Single-Shot, Loop, FIFO, Gating and Sequence Replay. In FIFO mode, the instruments can stream data continuously from PC memory to the AWG memory over the PXIe interface. The AWGs can even output signals while new waveform data is being sent to the on-board memory. The operating modes, together with the fast data transfer and the large on-board memories, make the M4x series AWGs among the most flexible on the market for complex waveform sequencing.  Each channel of the AWG is clocked using a precision phase locked loop (PLL) control system that can be generated internally or from an external clock or reference. Three front-panel, multipurpose I/O connectors allow access to synchronous marker outputs, asynchronous digital I/O lines, trigger output, run and arm status, and the PLL reference clock. For additional information and complete specifications please see:

Spectrum Introduces the DN6.49x series LXI digitizerNETBOX

Spectrum Instrumentation has expanded its popular LXI-based digitizerNETBOX series by releasing eight new DN6.49x instruments offering 24 to 48 fully synchronized channels per instrument. This instrumentation is ideal for applications where a large number of signals need to be acquired, permanently recorded, and analyzed with speed and precision. Each channel of the DN6.49x series digitizerNETBOX is equipped with a high precision 16 bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a versatile front-end amplifier that features six input ranges from ±200 mV up to ±10 V. Input impedance (50 Ω and 1 MΩ) and input offset is software programmable. Users can choose between models offering maximum sampling rates from 10 to 60 MS/s with on-board data acquisition memory of either 64 MSamples or 128 MSamples per channel.

Capture widest range of signal inputs
Input channels on the DN6.49x are software selectable as single ended or differential. With this, the DN6.49x delivers from 12 to 24 true precision differential inputs. All ADCs are clocked synchronously in order to ensure the signal timing and inter-channel phase relationships are accurately preserved in the acquired signal. The flexible front-end and clocking features are complemented by advanced trigger modes designed capture the widest range of precisely defined input signals. Trigger combinations are allowed for creation of conditional pattern triggers with standard AND/OR logic.  The DN6.49x series delivers exceptional accuracy and precision.  Acquisition modes include single shot (Transient Recording), streaming (FIFO), segmented (Multiple Recording), gated (Gated Sampling) or a combination of segmented and slow chart recorder operation (ABA mode).

Ideal for remote and automated applications
The DN6 digitizerNETBOX features a rugged chassis with integrated cooling, including a replaceable dust filter, and low noise power supplies. LED lights provide a visual indication for the power, trigger and LAN status. Based on the LXI instrumentation standard (following the LXI Device Specification 2011 rev. 1.4), the digitizerNETBOX products are the ideal platform for capture of electronic signals in remote automated testing applications. Full remote control is achieved through the GBit Ethernet port, allowing connection to any PC via a local area network (LAN) interface. For fully remote operation, Spectrum offers an embedded server option, DN6.xxx-Emb,that combines a powerful internal CPU, a freely accessible SSD, additional memory and a remote software development access method. It effectively creates an open platform where you can run your own software, while still staying connected via LAN for remote access. The digitizerNETBOX can operate independently with the boot on power-up option.  Please contact us for more information or visit www.spectrum-instrumentation.com

Spectrum introduces 3U PXIe High-Speed 14 and 16 bit Digitizers

The M4x.44xx series consists of six new products, each packaged in a dual-width 3U module and incorporating a four lane PCI Express Generation 2 interface. The high-performance interface allows data transfer speeds in excess of 1.7 GB/s, making the cards ideal for use in today’s fastest PXIe systems.

The new digitizers include versions with two and four fully synchronous channels and they come with resolutions of either 14 bits, for sampling at rates up to 500 MS/s, or 16 bits, for sampling at rates up to 130 or 250 MS/s. With analog bandwidth up to 250 MHz, the digitizers are designed for use in PXIe ATE systems. Typical applications are found in semiconductor and component testing, radar, wireless communications, ultrasonic imaging, aviation and flightline test, automotive, power electronics, physics, surveillance, aerospace and defense.

Featuring an oscilloscope-style front-end each channel has its own monolithic ADC coupled with low noise signal conditioning circuits. Fully programmable, the cards provide six gain input ranges (±200mV up to ±10V), selectable input impedance of 50Ω or 1MΩ and AC or DC coupling.

The clock can be internally or externally generated (including as a source the 100 MHz PXIe differential clock and the 10 MHz PXI clock).  A fine-resolution sampling mode is also standard that allows clock rates to be selected with 1 Hz resolution.

The M4x.44xx series digitizers come with a standard 4 GByte (2 Giga-Samples) on-board acquisition memory. With their low noise front-ends, these PXIe digitizers deliver outstanding dynamic performance. For example signal-to-noise ratios (SNR) are typically over 70 dB, spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) is better than 90 dB and total harmonic distortion (THD) is less than -70 dB.

The new M4x series cards are available with 4-6 week delivery and come complete with software drivers and a two year manufacturer’s warranty. Technical support, including software and firmware updates, is available free of charge via the Spectrum website. Please contact us for more information or visit www.spectrum-instrumentation.com

DIAS Infrared Corp is Exhibiting at:
AISTech 2016
Booth 3148, May 16-19, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

DIAS PYROSPOT Series 80 portable pyrometers with integrated TFT video display

The new DIAS Portable pyrometers, PYROSPOT Series 80, with integrated color video display are designed for precision non-contact temperature measurements from 200 °C to 2500 °C. The display contains a clear indication of the exact measurement spot area overlaid on the live video image. The series 80 pyrometers include three main products types, all optimized for the highest accuracy, including a two color ratio pyrometer that is ideal for high temperature measurement of metals particularly when emissivity is variable or uncertain. Development of the series 80 products with the integrated display introduces improved ergonomics and a higher level of safety for the operator in industrial environments compared to portable pyrometers with traditional through-lens sighting. 

The PYROSPOT DG 80NV portable measure temperatures from 200 °C to 2000 °C at short wavelengths in the spectral range from 1.5 µm to 1.8 µm. The PYROSPOT DS 80NV portable works at 0.8 µm to 1.1 µm and provides temperature measurement from 550 °C to 2500 °C. The ratio pyrometer PYROSPOT DSR 80NV portable measures temperatures between 600 °C and 1800 °C at a wavelength from 0.8 µm to 1.1 µm and has all the advantages of a two color measurement. The devices have fast response times as low as 10 ms (t95). All series 80 pyrometers have focusable optics with a distance ratio up to 200 : 1. Parameters are set using the four buttons below the display. Integrated data storage on the unit holds up to 999 data records. Permanent archival of these records is achieved via the USB interface.

DIAS Infrared portable IR camera PYROVIEW 480N for high temperature measurements in the steel industry up to 3000 °C

DIAS Infrared, introduces a portable, flexible and robust short-wave infrared camera for high temperature measurement.  This new device features a high dynamic range Si detector array with a wide continuous standard measurement range from 600 to 1500 °C.  Optionally a 1400 to 3,000 °C range is available. The PYROVIEW 480N portable records thermal images with 480 x 360 pixel resolution and a frame rate of 25 Hz.  It’s 0.8 to 1.1 μm spectral sensitivity range ensures high measurement accuracy even for the highest temperature objects within the measurement range. Thermal images and temperature readouts are clearly displayed on the integrated display.  Settings are easily modified via the camera’s intuitive touchscreen interface. Users may also select display of the center point temperature or maximum temperature in the image. The camera’s internal memory enables recording of still images and sequences.  Recorded images and sequences in IRDX format may be transferred to a PC for detailed analysis within the PYROSOFT Compact and PYROSOFT Professional software via a standard RJ-45 Ethernet port.
Additional details and datasheets are available at: 

Spectrum Instrumentation 32 Channel Digital Data Acquisition Card & Logic Analyzer Acquires at up to 720 MBit/s Rates

The Spectrum M4i.77xx series of Digital Data Acquisition cards represent a major performance breakthrough in high-speed digital data logging with multi-channel logic analysis over extended periods of time. Based on Spectrum's proven M4i series PCI Express (PCIe) platform, each card comes equipped with 32 fully synchronous channels, a large 4 GB on-board memory and a fast PCI Express x8 Gen 2 interface offering outstanding data streaming performance.

Five different models are available with two versions offering differential inputs, for LVDS, (LV)PECL, (N)ECL and other differential signals, and three models with single-ended inputs for logic levels of 1.2, 1.5, 1.8, 2.5, 3.3, and 5.0 V. The cards are equipped with two VHDCI connectors for the digital channels as well as for the external trigger, clock input and clock output. For state analysis an external clock can be used to synchronously sample the applied data. In this mode the clock is allowed to have gaps, as long as the minimum required high and low times are satisfied. To simplify the synchronous sampling of the data, the incoming clock signal can also be time shifted or delayed with respect to the data, to ensure correct data capture.

Learn all about the M4i.77xx-x8 series cards at:

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DIAS Infrared Corp is exhibiting at the BIOS Expo 2016 in San Francisco, CA. Come see us February 13 - 14, 2016 in Booth 8414.  We are also available for meetings anytime during Photonics West. Call us to schedule yours.

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Spectrum Instrumentation Corp is exhibiting at the 52nd Annual AOC International Symposium and Convention in Washington DC.  Come see us December 1 - 3, 2015 in Booth 128.

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High-precision 625 MS/s 16-Bit AWG's released by Spectrum with up to 4 channels per PCIe module

Spectrum has announced the release of three new M4i series Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG's) that set new standards in speed and precision. The new models of the M4i.66xx series offer one, two and four channels with each channel capable of outputting electronic signals at rates of up to 625 Megasamples/second (MS/s) with 16 bit vertical resolution. The combination makes these new AWG's ideal for generating high frequency signals up to 200 MHz with the best possible accuracy and fidelity.

Based on Spectrum's proven M4i series PCI Express (PCIe) platform the products are much smaller than conventional instruments and can be used in most modern PC's. Simply install the AWG cards into a vacant PCIe x8 or x16 slot, install the driver, load Spectrum's software and start generating waveforms. The AWG's are fully programmable and work with Spectrum's SBench 6 control software as well as third party software tools such as LabVIEW, LabWindows and MATLAB.

To allow the generation of long and complex waveforms the AWG's include a generous 2 GSamples of on-board memory and a number of operating modes such as Single-Shot, Loop, FIFO, Gating and Sequence Replay. The Sequence Replay mode allows to store different waveform segments in memory and concat and loop them in a sequence. Furthermore one can switch between stored waveforms by software command or overload waveforms in run-time.

In FIFO mode the cards use an ultra-fast PCIe x8 Gen2 interface to stream data continuously from the PC memory to the AWG at speeds in excess of 1.5 GB/s. If two or four channels are used the outputs are fully synchronized and share a common clock to ensure minimal phase error. If more channels are needed then up to 8 cards can be connected together with Spectrum's Star-Hub clock and trigger system. Star-Hub enables instruments with up to 32 fully synchronous channels to be created.

Designed to output signals that simulate those found in the real world the AWG's deliver programmable output levels from ±200 mV to ±5 V into high-impedance (resulting in ±100 mV up to ±2.5 V into 50 Ω termination). Using 16 bit digital to analog conversion the AWG's also allow fine signal details to be generated. They deliver outstanding dynamic performance both in signal-to-noise (SNR) and spurious free dynamic range (SFDR).

May 2015

For applications where fast electronic signals in the GHz range must be remotely acquired and analyzed, Spectrum has extended its popular digitizerNETBOX series of LXI based instruments by releasing eight new models. Available with two, four or eight fully synchronous channels the new units feature sampling rates up to 5 GS/s, bandwidth in excess of 1.5 GHz and on-board acquisition memory up to 8 GSamples. The unique combination makes these digitizers ideal for capturing long complex high-frequency signals and for characterizing fast timing events into the nano- and sub-nanosecond ranges.

Fully LXI compliant, the digitizerNETBOX products allow remote control and data transfer over GBit Ethernet. Connect them directly to a Notebook or PC, or anywhere on a corporate LAN. The digitizerNETBOX greatly simplifies remote automated data acquisition. Offering significant advantages in measurement speed, flexibility, size and channel density, the products can be used to replace conventional bench instruments such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, multi-meters, counters, timers and older generation digitizer products.

The digitizerNETBOX instruments include Spectrum’s powerful SBench 6 software enabling full instrument control, graphical displays, data storage and analysis functions. The program offers both oscilloscope and transient recording modes, including continuous data streaming. A special feature of SBench 6 is the segmented acquisition view which is ideal for capturing burst type signals together with all the associated trigger time stamping information. SBench 6 can be used to measure parameters, perform FFT’s and run a variety of different math and processing functions including filtering, averaging and histograms. Data can be exported into a number of formats such as ASCII, Wave and MATLAB, making it easy to use the digitizerNETBOX with a variety of third party software.

Customers who want to control the digitizerNETBOX units with their own software can use the proven Spectrum drivers (available for Windows and Linux) that are included with the product. A set of standard programming examples illustrates the main signal capture functions and support is provided for Visual C++, Borland C++, Gnu C++, LabVIEW, Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, J#, Python and Delphi code.

With eight different models to choose from, you can select a digitizerNETBOX that best matches your application requirements. The DN2.225-08 offers top of the range performance with eight fully synchronized channels each with over 1.5 GHz bandwidth and a separate ADC per channel capable of running at 1.25 GS/s. If you require faster sampling, the DN2.225-08 can combine channels to have four running at 2.5 GS/s or two at 5 GS/s. Models are also available with 500 MHz bandwidth and lower maximum sampling rates for the most cost sensitive applications.

All the digitizers are equipped with fully calibrated front-end signal conditioning circuits that offer input ranges from ±200 mV up to ±2.5 V full scale. Further signal conditioning is also possible with a wide range of optional amplifiers. Signal conditioning allows signals to be scaled correctly so that they use the full 8-bit dynamic range of the digitizer, optimizing measurement accuracy and resolution. The digitizerNETBOX DN2.22x series instruments are available with immediate delivery and are shipped factory tested with SBench6-Pro software, support drivers and a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

May 2015

DIAS Infrared Corp is Exhibiting at the following conferences
Come see us at:

The Iron and Steel Technology Conference
AISTech 2015
May 4-7, 2015, Cleveland, OH

ACS Glass and Optical Materials Division Glass Conference
GOMD DGG Conference
May 17-21, 2015, Miami, FL

April 2015

High Resolution Infrared Camera for temperature measurement up to 3000 °C


DIAS Infrared expands its market leadership with fixed-mount infrared cameras for non-contact high temperature measurements in the iron and steel industry.  The wide temperature measurement range and high accuracy of the DIAS cameras make them ideal for precise process control in a variety of metal manufacturing applications.

DIAS Infrared's latest camera, the PYROVIEW 768N, incorporates a high resolution 768 x 576 pixel detector recording up to 50 images per second with a measurement range from 600 °C to 1500 °C. The PYROVIEW 768N camera operates in the near infrared range (NIR) at 0.8 - 1.1 µm in order to minimize the influence of emissivity variations on high temperature targets.  A further innovation is availability of an optional continuous high-temperature measurement range from 1400 °C to 3000 °C.

Depending on environmental requirements of the application, cameras are available either in an aluminum compact housing (IP54) or robust stainless steel industry housing (IP65) with integrated water cooling, air purge and a protection window.  The PYROVIEW 768N cameras are ideal in a variety of process monitoring and control applications, especially when combined with the DIAS PYROSOFT Automation software and a WAGO system.

PYROVIEW 768N – Technical details
·         High dynamic Si-NIR array
·         Resolution: 768 x 576 pixels
·         Measurement frequency: up to 50 images per second
·         Temperature measurement range: 600 °C to 1500 °C
·         Optional measurement range: 1400 °C to 3000 °C
·         Measurement spectrum (spectral range): 0.8 µm to 1.1 µm
·         Housing: aluminum compact housing or
          stainless steel industry housing

More information about the DIAS PYROVIEW 768N may be found at: http://www.dias-infrared.com/products/infrared-cameras 

Detailed technical specifications are available at:

Spectrum is pleased to announce that it is boosting its sales and support services in the US with the opening of Spectrum Instrumentation Corp. Spectrum, headquartered in Grosshansdorf, Germany, is a pioneer in design and manufacturing of PC based test and measurement instrumentation that is used for electronic signal capture, generation and analysis. The company specializes in high-speed digitizer and generator technology and has available over 400 modular products in the popular industry standards; PCIe, LXI and PXI.

During the last 2 years Spectrum has released a number of high-speed PCIe digitizers like the M4i.445x series with 500 MS/s and 14 bit resolution or the M4i.223x series with up to 5 GS/s and 8 bit resolution. These products offer extremely fast continuous data streaming speeds and fit well into applications in radar, ultrasound, ATE, astronomy, communications and aerospace. The digitizerNETBOX is a new type of product that is LXI/Ethernet based and offers 2 to 16 high-resolution channels with sampling speed up to 500 MS/s. The digitizerNETBOX is well suited to applications in automotive and mobile data acquisition, physics, shock testing, and other more general purpose instrumentation tasks. The complete data acquisition solution can be connected directly to a Laptop or desktop PC or anywhere on a corporate LAN.

Reach us by phone at (845) 544-7055. More information about Spectrum is found at www.spectrum-instrumentation.com

Spectrum offers a new solution to engineers, scientists and OEM's requiring capture and analysis of fast electronic signals in the DC to 1 GHz frequency range. The company has extended the performance of its PCIe based instruments by adding nine new models to its proven high speed 14-bit and 16-bit M4i series digitizers with real-time sampling rates up to 5 GS/s at 8-bit with up to 1 GHz analog  bandwidth.

The M4i series cards have optional real-time FPGA-based processing, including signal averaging and bi-polar peak detection. Available with one, two or four channels, the new M4i.22xx cards will replace conventional test instruments (such as digital oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers) whenever measurement speed, fidelity, flexibility, size or channel density are important.

Based on the Gen 2.0 PCIe bus, the products are designed to allow fast data transfer to the host PC at rates up to 3.4 GB/s. All Spectrum digitizers support transient recording and data streaming modes. Streaming allows the continuous capture of extremely long signals that are passed directly into the PC, where they can be stored or analyzed, without the loss of vital information.

With a fully calibrated front-end for gain adjustment and an array of flexible trigger modes the M4i series can capture the most complex and rare events. Acquisition modes include memory segmentation with very fast trigger time stamping. The rearm time between triggers can be as low as 16 ns (80 samples @ 5 GS/s).  This makes it possible to capture and time stamp pulses and signal bursts without missing a single event, even when the events are extremely close together.

For applications requiring more than four channels it’s possible to run up to eight M4i cards in one system. The cards can be connected together using Spectrum’s Star-Hub option that distributes the clock and trigger signals between each card. By using Star-Hub it’s possible to make systems that have from 8 to 32 fully synchronous channels.

To control and operate an M4i series digitizer you can use Spectrum’s powerful SBench 6 program (available for Windows and Linux). SBench 6 supports all the key functions of the digitizer as well as providing flexible display, storage and analysis features.

Customers and OEM’s who want to program their own application, can use the proven Spectrum drivers. A set of programming examples is provided to illustrate the cards main signal capture functions for both Windows and Linux environments.

The market leading DIAS Infrared fixed pyrometers PYROSPOT series 54 and 56 provide precise and fast response temperature measurements in the near infrared range from 200 °C to 3000 °C. Now introduced are two new pyrometer types in the middle infrared range around 5 µm wavelength, in the temperature range from 100 °C to 2500 °C, for application in the glass industry as well as in the long-wave range from 8 µm to 14 µm for measurements on non-metals and coated materials between –40 °C and 1000 °C.

The devices have a fast response time of 10 ms and have small measurement field diameters from 2.6 mm. A double laser is used as an aiming aid. These units have a 0/4 to 20 mA temperature linear output, a galvanically isolated RS-485 interface with Modbus RTU protocol, a maximum/minimum value storage and a switching output to provide easy implementation in process measurement and process control. The pyrometers of series 56 have an integrated temperature display and parameter adjustment keys at the back of the instrument. The series PYROSPOT series 54 and 56, as with all DIAS pyrometers, have an extensive range of accessories and very attractive price / performance ratios.

New generation of industrial infrared cameras from DIAS Infrared for non-contact temperature measurements to 1500 °C in quality assurance and process control applications

DIAS Infrared introduces a new generation of infrared cameras for non-contact temperature measurement at temperatures up to 1500 °C. The new PYROVIEW 512N is made for high temperature applications, particularly in the metal industry, for induction heating, hardening, casting and forging.

DIAS Infrared is a market leader for industrial fixed-mount infrared cameras measuring in the near infrared (NIR) spectral range. Benefits of the PYROVIEW 512N include a single wide continuous measurement range from 600 °C to 1500 °C, thereby enabling the full range of object temperatures of interest to be measured in a single image. Additionally, its high measurement frequency of 60 frames per second enables rapid temperature changes to be tracked accurately in time. A spectral range from 0.8 to 1.1 µm ensures that the best measurement accuracy is maintained over a wider range of emissivity variation on high temperature targets.

The cameras Gigabit Ethernet connection enables real time recording of all data up to the full 60 Hz frame rate using the standard PYROSOFT Software, or your customized software using the DIAS DAQ interface.  The camera has two built-in digital outputs for use with user-defined measurement zones and alarm threshold settings.  Systems may optionally be configured with additional digital and analog outputs for measurement-based process control.

Intended for industrial process monitoring and control, the DIAS PYROVIEW 512N is offered in several different housings to match a wide range of environmental conditions. The standard housing is a compact IP54 aluminum housing. Optionally, the IP65 protection housing with integrated water cooling and lens air-purge is available. More information about the DIAS PYROVIEW 512N may be found at:

Detailed Technical Specifications are available at:

See us at the SPIE DSS Exhibition and Conference
May 6-8, 2014, Booth 216
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

May 2013

Pyroelectric sensor arrays are easily evaluated with new evaluation kit
DIAS Infrared GmbH produces highly sensitive infrared detectors with one to four spectral channels in TO can housings and linear arrays up to 510 pixels. For spectrometry applications, DIAS developed the 128LTx SP0.5, 128LTx SP1.0, 256LTI SP0.5 and 510LTI SP0.5 arrays having longer sensitive elements. Narrow and wide bandpass filters can be integrated on the detectors, as well as linear variable filters according to the application requirements. The new evaluation kit contains everything needed for easy operation of the linear arrays. It contains a small circuit board with complete electronics and control software for Windows-based evaluations via a USB connection. A Trigger pulse is provided for synchronization with external radiation modulators. The read-out rate is adjustable between 1 and 80 lines/s.

October 2012

DIAS Infrared Corp is exhibiting at the 73rd Conference on Glass Problems
October 1 -3, 2012
Come see us in Booth E9
For additional information see:

August 2012

DIAS Infrared Corp. founded.

DIAS Infrared Corp. is now open with a principal office in New York State. The company, formed August 1, 2012, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DIAS Infrared GmbH. The subsidiary and new office is designed to better serve our North American customers with expert local sales and application support services. Recent growth in DIAS industrial non-contact temperature measurement systems has made now the right time to concentrate efforts in North America through creation of the subsidiary. DIAS Infrared Corp. now serves as the focal point to manage all North American operations for DIAS IR cameras, pyrometers, and system solutions.

For general inquiries within North America contact Phil Gregor:
Call 774-261-8699, or e-mail sales@dias-infrared.com

DIAS Infrared Corp is exhibiting at the AISTech 2019 Exposition
May 6-8, 2019
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA
See us in Booth 348

DIAS Infrared Corp is exhibiting
SPIE Photonics West
February 2 -7, 2019
Moscone Center
San Francosco, CA
Booth 4280