Broadcom Qwave AFBR-S20W1x Spectrometers

Broadcom Qwave AFBR-S20W1x Spectrometers are compact USB spectrometers with high resolution and wavelengths from 220nm to 1040nm. With a 75mm focal length, the Qwave spectrometers offer technical specifications that would normally be found in much larger spectrometers. Additional features include high optical resolution and sensitivity, dynamic range, and thermal stability. Broadcom Qwave AFBR-S20W1x Spectrometers are available in 0.2nm, 0.4nm, and 0.5nm spectral resolutions. The series is ideally used in all applications that require high performance in a compact design.


  • Compact USB spectrometer
  • High optical resolution and sensitivity
  • 75mm focal length
  • Dynamic range
  • Thermal stability
  • Wavelengths range
    • Qwave UV 220nm to 400nm
    • Qwave VIS 350nm to 880nm
    • Qwave NIR 700nm to 1040nm
  • 0.2nm, 0.4nm, and 0.5nm spectral resolutions


  • Agricultural measurements
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical research
  • Color measurements
  • Counterfeit detection
  • Environmental analysis
  • Forensic analysis
  • Health and life science
  • Light measurements
  • Process control and monitoring
  • Quality control 
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Water quality analysis

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Schematic - Broadcom Qwave AFBR-S20W1x Spectrometers
Published: 2019-03-25 | Updated: 2023-07-05