Jena, Germany - MAZeT offers the color sensor board ’Colorimeter 2’ which delivers the MTCS-ICs from MAZeT in a board level product. Colorimeter 2 is designed as a new hardware solution for the measurement of active light sources such as LED mixed color control. These boards are targeted at OEM customer solutions for colour measurement and control. MTCS-C2 is a True Color Sensor Board, which, in addition to the color sensor IC also integrates the complete signal amplification and processing, including the interface and measurement control. Adaptation is possible during a design-in project. The board’s optical channel is provided with a mechanical aperture to comply with measuring geometry requirements. Calibration of the board as a measuring system is performed at the factory, the sensor can be used immediately for measuring functions after connection to a PC and installation of the software. The user can set up his own light source or as an alternative he can use the modEVA from MAZet. The supply voltage for the board is provided via the USB interface. Included with the MTCS-C2 delivery are the following items: MTCS-C2, documentation, optional USB cable, optional PC software (for sensor calibration, measured value representation and output, e.g. in the CIELAB colour space), optional macro function library (API Application Programming Interface with test software) as well as an optional 2° optic aperture. MAZeT GmbH, Jena, Germany. www.MAZeT.de
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