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BrightSpec on the way to offer FT-MRR spectrometers for trace level gas sensing with help of Agilent

Our team likes to collaborate with companies such as BrightSpec Inc to push the limits of what is possible and see new technology being developed. Check this press release which was published by BrightSpec Inc. during the Pittcon conference back in March 14. 

BrightSpec teams up with Agilent Technologies’ High-Speed Data Acquisition team to offer Broadband and Targeted MRR spectrometers for trace level gas sensing.

 Pittcon Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL, March 2, 2014 – BrightSpec, Inc. today announced that it has teamed with the high-speed data acquisition team of Agilent Technologies Inc. to offer high speed Fourier transform molecular rotational resonance (FT-MRR) spectrometers.  Agilent PCIe high-speed digitizers equipped with deep memory and real-time signal accumulation enable the high sensitivity of BrightSpec spectrometers used in manufacturing process control, environmental monitoring and defense applications.   BrightSpec FT-MRR spectrometers, available in Broadband, Targeted and Dedicated configurations, rely on the digitization of broadband signals in microsecond time scales.  The spectrometers are controlled by a PC equipped with a high-speed digitizer for accumulating 100 microseconds of data at 720 MHz of bandwidth in real-time.  Operating at nearly 100% duty cycle, FT-MRR spectrometers are 10,000 times faster than competing techniques.

 For trace level analysis of volatile organic compounds, BrightSpec offers a benchtop spectrometer, which determines the composition of gas mixtures from the pure rotational spectrum at millimeter wavelengths.   FT-MRR is a high-resolution spectroscopy with absolute recognition capability for direct analysis of complex gas mixtures.  The software-controlled instruments are automated and re-programmable.  The BrightSpec One FT-MRR broadband product is on display at the BrightSpec booth at the Pittcon 2014 conference.

“The collaboration with Agilent Technologies allows us to offer new FT-MRR technology at a performance level that gives a significant edge over existing techniques for gas sensing”, says Brent Harris, Director of Analytical Services of BrightSpec. “With high-speed real-time digital electronics, BrightSpec is realizing the full potential of a new fundamental way to broadly analyze gas composition at trace levels.  Under software control, the instruments are adaptable to a wide range of customer applications,” says Brent. 

“It’s key to Agilent’s High-Speed Data Acquisition team to be able to collaborate with companies like BrightSpec that are pushing capabilities of what is possible”, says Didier Lavanchy, operations manager for Agilent’s high-speed digitizers group. “Using our high resolution PCIe card equipped with FPGA-based, deep memory signal accumulation, BrightSpec will be able to offer high dynamic range, high-speed analytical chemistry instruments. We are looking forward to serving the needs of the gas sensing market.”


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About Benedetta Viti

Benedetta is a PR & Web Editor. She is the key player behind the blog High-Speed ADC, willing to know more about the people behind the products. She holds a Bachelor in Languages and a Master in International Marketing.

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