Optical Spectrum Analyzers and Compact CCD Spectrometers

The software package for Thorlabs' Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA) and Compact CCD Spectrometers includes a GUI and instrument drivers. The following downloads are available:

  1. Software: Software, Drivers, and Utility files for the OSA20xC instruments and compact CCD spectrometers. Choose this tab if you are installing new software or upgrading from earlier than version 2.0.
  2. Software Updater: Software, Drivers, and Utility files for the OSA20xC instruments and compact CCD spectrometers. Choose this tab to upgrade from version 2.0 or later to version 2.90.
  3. Libraries: A package that installs the necessary drivers for controlling the OSA20xC instruments through LabVIEW™.
  4. Programming Reference: OSA20xC instrument and CCD spectrometer application notes for programming in LabVIEW, C++, C#, and Visual Basic.
  5. Archive: Previous versions of the OSA and CCD spectrometer software, including a version compatible with Windows® XP.

Installer for OSA20xC and CCD Spectrometers

Installer for OSA20xC and CCD Spectrometers  
DescriptionThis is a full installer for our control software for our OSA20xC instruments and CCD spectrometers. It includes a "virtual device" mode ideal for evaluating the software. Customers who already have version 2.0 or later may download a version 2.90 updater in the Software Updater tab above.
Version2.90
Filesize432 MB
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Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:

Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 Bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+
2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:

Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64 Bit)
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. An installer for .NET framework 4.5 is included in the full installer.

Installer for OSA20xC Only

Installer for OSA20xC Only  
DescriptionThis is a small installer for our control software for our OSA20xC instruments, designed for reduced download time. It does not include CCD spectrometer support or HITRAN line-by-line references. HITRAN data can be downloaded from the HITRAN website.
Version2.90
Filesize78.1 MB
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Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:

Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 Bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+
2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:

Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64 Bit)
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. An installer for .NET framework 4.5 is included in the full installer.
Software Updater (OSA20xC, CCD Spectrometers)  
DescriptionThis is an updater for our control software for our OSA20xC instruments and CCD spectrometers. The updater is compatible with version 2.0 and later. Customers with versions older than 2.0 should download an installer from the Software tab above.
Version2.90
Filesize103 MB
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Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:

Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 Bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+
2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:

Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64 Bit)
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. This updater requires an existing installation of version 2.0 or later.
OSA LabVIEW Drivers (OSA20xC Only)  
DescriptionThe installer below contains the necessary drivers for controlling the OSA20xC instruments through LabVIEW™.

CCD LabVIEW drivers are included with the installer on the Software tab. See the Programming Reference tab for information on custom controls for the CCD Spectrom
 
Version2.85.6780.4971
Filesize12.2 MB
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System RequirementsLabVIEW 2010 or Higher

OSA20xC App Notes

OSA20xC App Notes  
DescriptionThese application notes provide descriptions of programming functionality and sample code for Thorlabs' Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA20xC only). The ZIP archive contains four PDF reference documents.
Version1.0
Filesize4.6 MB
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AdditionalIncludes:
OSA201 LabVIEW™ Programming Notes
OSA201 Visual C++ Programming Notes
OSA201 Visual C# Programming Notes
OSA201 Visual Basic Programming Notes

CCD Spectrometer App Notes

CCD Spectrometer App Notes  
DescriptionThese application notes provide descriptions of programming functionality and sample code for Thorlabs' CCD Spectrometers. The ZIP archive contains two PDF reference documents.
Version1.0
Filesize818 KB
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AdditionalIncludes:
CCD Spectrometer C, C++, CVI, C#, Visual Studio, and LabVIEW™ Programming Notes
CCD Spectrometer Python Programming Notes

Version 2.85

Version 2.85  
DescriptionThis is a full installer for our control software for our OSA and CCD spectrometers. It includes a "virtual device" mode ideal for evaluating the software.
Version2.85
Filesize438 MB
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Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:

Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 Bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+
2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:

Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64 Bit)
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. An installer for .NET framework 4.5 is included in the full installer.

Version 2.80

Version 2.80  
DescriptionThis is a full installer for our control software for our OSA and CCD spectrometers. It includes a "virtual device" mode ideal for evaluating the software.
Version2.80
Filesize409 MB
Download
Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:

Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 Bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+
2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:

Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64 Bit)
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. An installer for .NET framework 4.5 is included in the full installer.

Version 2.75

Version 2.75  
DescriptionThis is a full installer for our control software for our OSA and CCD spectrometers. It includes a "virtual device" mode ideal for evaluating the software.
Version2.75
Filesize427 MB
Download
Change Log
AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:

Windows® Vista, 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 Bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+
2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:

Windows 7, 8, or 10 (64 Bit)
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 4.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required. An installer for .NET framework 4.5 is included in the full installer.

Version 1.8 - for Windows® XP

Version 1.8 - for Windows® XP  
DescriptionThis software includes a GUI for control of the OSA, as well as a "virtual device" mode for evaluating the software prior to purchase. This software package is not compatible with our CCD spectrometers; contact techsupport@thorlabs.com for XP-compatible software.
Version1.8
Filesize320 MB
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AdditionalPlease note: The 'Minimum System Requirements' listed below are sufficient for operating the software with a virtual device for evaluation purposes. The 'Recommended System Requirements' are strongly suggested for actual measurements.
System RequirementsMinimum:

Windows® XP or Newer (32 or 64 Bit)
USB 2.0 Port
Monitor Resolution: 800 x 600
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD 64 3000+
2.0 GB RAM

Recommended:

Windows 7 (64 Bit)
Intel Core i5 or AMD Athlon II
6.0 GB RAM
Additional Software.NET framework 3.5 or higher and Java Runtime 1.6 or higher are both required.