TracQ Basic allows you to quickly and easily acquire spectroscopic measurement data without the knowing how to program. TracQ is a LabVIEW based application integrating Oriel monochromators / spectrographs control with detection systems like our SRS Radiometric Lock-In Digital Amplifier or Newport Power Meters. TracQ contains some simple basic spectral math functions which enables users to acquire spectral absorption, transmission, reflection, and radiometric emission. TracQ contains algorithms that can enable users to make simple EQE measurements. With TracQ Basic you may acquire, process and display data in real time. Simple mathematical operations can be performed on your data; add, subtract, multiply or divide scans with each other or with your own reference data. TracQ Basic is powerful but easy to use and intuitive. Simple dialog boxes and prompt windows guide you through the programming of instrument parameters and setup of a scan.
TracQ Basic works under Windows 7 and communicates with your Oriel instruments via their RS-232, USB, or IEEE-488 interfaces. If you are integrating various GPIB based instruments into your experiment, then you will also need a National Instruments GPIB card in your PC.
TracQ Basic is true radiometry software. Data may be collected as sample or reference; ratios for irradiance, detector response, % transmittance, % reflectance, and absorbance may be calculated. Simple arithmetic operations can be performed on your data, and higher level integration for % radiation, is also supported. Linear or logarithmic scales may be selected for display, and overlaid plots are supported.
TracQ works with your Oriel monochromator or spectrometer spectrograph via their USB, RS-232, or IEEE-488 interfaces
Simply program the instrument's parameters, and walk away while TracQ Basic acquires and processes your data.Grating changeover points (on multiple grating instruments), filter wheel position changes, motorized slit control and detector changeover points (on multiple output port instruments) are just some of the operations that can be placed under TracQ Basic control.
The Spectrum Calculator lets you perform a number of post processing functions on your data. In addition to the mathematical operations described earlier, you can retrieve previously saved data for comparison or ratioing against new data or against your own reference data (such as Oriels standard lamp data) which can be imported into TracQ Basic as an ASCII file.
We will continue to add new modules to TracQ Basic to support new instruments, or upgrade the software as needed with periodic updates available. Please contact an Applications Engineer for update information.
We supply TracQ Basic on a CD-ROM. Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit operating system is required. An RS232 communications port, USB port and/or IEEE-488 interface for each instrument to be connected to the PC. You can use two different interfaces if you desire, for example: a IEEE-488 for the Merlin, USB for the Cornerstone 260i and a, RS232 port for an MS257.