CCD Spectrometers

The software package for Thorlabs' Compact CCD Spectrometers includes a GUI and instrument drivers. Support for Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA20xC and Redstone OSA305) is available by installing the OSA installer. The following downloads are available:

  1. Software: Software, Drivers, and Utility files for the compact CCD spectrometers. Choose this tab if you are installing new software or upgrading from earlier versions of Thorlabs OSA software (v2.90 and earlier).
  2. Programming Reference: CCD spectrometer application notes for programming in LabVIEW, C++, C#, and Visual Basic. LabVIEW drivers are automatically installed together with the ThorSpectra software.
  3. Archive: Previous version of the OSA and CCD spectrometer software, compatible with Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10.
CCD Spectrometer Software  
DescriptionThis is an installer for our control software for our compact CCD Spectrometers. It includes a "virtual device" mode ideal for evaluating the software. To include support for OSA20xC and OSA305 instruments, please download and install the OSA installer.
Version3.20
Filesize621 MB
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Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:
Windows® 7 SP1, 8, or 10 (64-bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
8 GB RAM

Recommended:
Windows® 10 (64-bit)
Intel Core i9 or AMD Athlon Ryzen
16 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. An installer for .NET framework 4.5 is included in the full installer.
CCD Spectrometer App Notes  
DescriptionThese application notes provide descriptions of programming functionality and sample code for Thorlabs' CCD Spectrometers. The ZIP archive contains two PDF reference documents.
Version1.0
Filesize942 KB
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AdditionalIncludes: CCD Spectrometer C, C++, CVI, C#, Visual Studio, and LabVIEW™ Programming Notes CCD Spectrometer Python Programming Notes
Version 2.90  
DescriptionThis is a full installer for our control software for our OSA and CCD spectrometers. It includes a "virtual device" mode ideal for evaluating the software.
Version2.90
Filesize432 MB
Download
Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:
Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 Bit) USB 2.0 Port Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600 Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+ 2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:
Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64 Bit) Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II 6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. An installer for .NET framework 4.5 is included in the full installer.