SpectraWiz Setup Menu

  • Detector integration time:
Sets new detector integration period
  • Number of scans to average:
Y axis smoothing improving S/N ratio
  • Spectral smoothing controls:
X axis smoothing improving S/N ratio
  • Temperature compensation:
Periodic baseline shift compensation
  • XTiming resolution control:
Selects modes for Standard/Extended
  • Episodic Data capture:
Collect spectral data over time
  • Optical Trigger:
Select wavelength and trigger level
  • Spectrometer channel:
Enable drift correct or mapping
  • Actions for peak icon:
Auto find and continuous mode
  • Display Refresh rate: 
Scan request speed
  • Channel display trace:
Color selections
  • Graph Print Info Prompts:
Allows customization of title line
  • Interface Port and detector:
Hardware setup for instrument
  • Unit cal coefficients:
Setup for wavelength readout


Detector integration time

Warning message Enable: Disable/enable new dark save needed

This should be adjusted for each experiment to maximize the detector output and signal to noise ratio. The integration time is reported in the status bar message at the bottom of the graph (as Time: xx milliseconds). The toolbar slide bar can be used to dynamically set the appropriate level without


Number of scans to average (1…999)

Saturating at the graph top.
Sets the number of spectra to signal average. Please note that the real-time display is updated AFTER these numbers of spectra have been acquired. This option provides a smoothing in the Y-axis, effectively increasing the system signal to noise by the square root of the number of scans being averaged. Set the averaging to the highest number tolerable when there is sufficient light signal and the detector integration time is short. Even when you have a moderate level of signal, it is best to wait a few seconds to improve the measurement quality.


Integration Time Sample Average
1-100 ms 10
100-500 ms 5
500+ ms 3