C12666MA / C12880MA

The C12666MA / C12880MA is an ultra-compact(Finger-tip size) spectrometer head developed based on MEMS and image sensor technologies. The adoption of a newly designed optical system has achieved a remarkably small size. In addition, the employment of hermetic packaging has improved humidity resistance. This product is suitable for integration into a variety of devices, such as integration into printers and hand-held color monitoring devices that require color management. It is also suitable for applications that collaborate with portable devices, such as smartphones and tablets.


-Finger-tip size: 20.1 × 12.5 × 10.1 mm

-Weight: 5 g

-Harmetic package: High reliability against humidity

-Installation into mobile measurement equipment

-Wavelength conversion factor is listed on test result sheet.


-Spectral response range: 340 to 780 nm

-Spectral resolution: 15 nm max.

-256 channels

-1.28mS minimum integration time




-288 channels

-11 uS minimum integration time

-Electronic shutter function



Getting Started

Some code is posted on github for capturing an image using an Arduino is posted here:


also check out this great code by Peter Jansen


Lastly, we have created and are supporting a Google Groups page to answer questions, post ideas, and supporting the breakout board. Check it out here:


I want one!

The Sensor with the breakout board can be bought at Tindie.com

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Sample Data

Data collected from a Arduino UNO of a White LED.