TracQ Basic allows you to acquire spectroscopic measurement data quickly and easily, without requiring any programming knowledge. TracQ Basic is an application integrating Oriel monochromators with detection systems such as the SR810 Lock In Digital Amplifier or various Newport power meters. You can also use the detection system to perform a time interval scan on a light source of your choice, such as a laser.Software prompts guide you through the measurement process. Instruments are controlled and scan parameters are set up through simple, intuitive dialog boxes. The front panel of the software allows you to see instrument status, present wavelength, signal reading and the selected wavelength units. You can choose to display the data in nanometers, micrometers or wavenumber. You can overlay graphs for visual comparison. You can also adjust plot colors, line widths and the background color to suit your needs.
TracQ Basic is true radiometry software, which enables you to acquire basic voltage measurements or use the built-in algorithms for spectroscopic measurements. You can acquire process and display data in real time. TracQ Basic also allows you to enable background subtraction as needed. The following types of scans are can be performed:
TracQ Basic works with your detection system and Oriel monochromator via their USB, RS232 or IEEE-488 (GPIB) interfaces to automate the data acquisition process. The software is able to command the monochromator to switch gratings, filters and output ports at specified wavelengths or adjust motorized slit widths at each port, for instruments equipped with these features. You can control various detection instrument parameters, such as filtering, measurement mode, autorange, time constant and more.
We supply TracQ Basic to you on a CD-ROM. The appropriate communication ports for your instruments must be available or you need to install a GPIB card in the computer. When using IEEE-488 or RS232 instruments on a computer with only USB ports, TracQ Basic supports USB converter cables that are compatible with National Instruments software. Minimum system requirements are as follows:
We will add modules to TracQ Basic to support new instruments, or periodically upgrade the software as needed to continue supporting existing instruments. Contact Newport or your regional sales representative for more information.