AS726X NIR/VIS Spectral Sensor Hookup Guide
The AS726X Spectral Sensors from AMS brings a field of study to consumers that was previously unavailable, spectroscopy! It’s now easier than ever to measure and characterize how different materials absorb and reflect different wavelengths of light. Don’t know what part of the spectrum you want to look at? You’re in luck! Sparkfun carries two different flavors of spectrometer. The AS7262 detects wavelengths in the visible range while the AS7263 detects wavelengths just below the visible range, in the Near Infrared (NIR) range.
To follow along with this hookup guide, you will need one of the following Qwiic shields to match your preference of microcontroller:
You will also need a Qwiic cable to connect the shield to your AS726X, choose a length that suits your needs.
If you aren’t familiar with our new Qwiic system, we recommend reading here for an overview. We would also recommend taking a look at the following tutorials if you aren’t familiar with them.