Advantest Launches TAS7400 Terahertz Spectroscopy System

  Advantest Launches TAS7400 Terahertz Spectroscopy System

 Superior Measurement Accuracy & Ease of Operation at an Affordable Price New
TAS7400 Augurs Era of Accessible, Widespread Terahertz Spectroscopic Analysis

Business Wire

TOKYO -- January 30, 2014

Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:
6857, NYSE: ATE) has announced the launch of its new low-cost, multi-purpose
terahertz spectroscopy system, the TAS7400 Series.

Based on Advantest’s flagship terahertz product, the TAS7500 high-end
terahertz spectroscopic system, the TAS7400 utilizes terahertz waves to
deliver non-destructive spectroscopic analysis within a desktop form factor.
It offers comparable measurement accuracy to the TAS7500, at a lower price
range. The more affordable pricing makes terahertz spectroscopic analysis more
accessible to R&D users in a broad range of sectors, and is expected to
accelerate adoption of this technology.

The TAS7400 is offered in three configurations, covering different bandwidths,
and will be available from February 2014.

The terahertz range of frequencies spans 0.1 ~ 10 THz on the electromagnetic
spectrum. When terahertz waves pass through specimens, they produce absorption
spectra that can be detected and analyzed, making terahertz spectroscopy a
valuable complement to ultrasound and infrared for non-destructive analysis of
internal structures and constituent substances.

Advantest has led the development of terahertz systems since 2010, pioneering
a new market for terahertz analysis solutions. The TAS7500 Series, launched in
September 2011, widely acclaimed for its compact size, superior measurement
performance, and ease of operation, has been adopted by users in the
pharmaceutical industry and other diverse markets. Now, the TAS7400 Series
meets widespread demand for a more accessible terahertz analysis system,
bringing these capabilities within reach of academic users at universities and
research institutes, and R&D departments in sectors ranging from
pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to new materials and high-speed

Product Features

・Priced for Widespread Adoption

Methodological improvements and more efficient system configuration enable
Advantest to offer the TAS7400 Series at the accessible price of ¥16 million -
¥19 million, without compromising dynamic range or frequency coverage.

・New Temperature Control Accessory

A new temperature control accessory is now available as an option for the
transmittance accessory. In contrast to previous systems, which could only
perform measurement on specimens at room temperature, this enables the TAS7400
to handle specimen temperatures of -10℃~+80℃(Type A configuration) or room
temperature ~+300℃ (Type B configuration). Additionally, Advantest’s terahertz
spectroscopy systems feature a dry air purge function for superior
condensation management when operating under low-temperature conditions.

・Superior Measurement Accuracy & Ease of Operation

Like the TAS7500, the new TAS7400 utilizes a proprietary fiber laser that
delivers industry-best dynamic range and terahertz power stability. It also
inherits the TAS7500’s resistance to environmental factors such as temperature
and humidity, and user-friendly features such as an easily exchangeable

・Three Configurations Cover Diverse Measurement Applications

Also like the TAS7500, the new TAS7400 is available in three configurations
with varying bandwidth coverage: the TAS7400SU(0.5~7THz), the
TAS7400SP(0.1~4THz), and the TAS7400SL(0.03~2THz). From new materials analysis
to sub-terahertz communications R&D, the new system meets the needs of a
diverse range of spectroscopic analysis customers.

Key Specifications
Analytical targets:    Chemical materials, construction materials,
                         organisms, medicines, and dielectric materials
                         Transmittance, reflectance (TAS7400SP, SU, SL), ATR
Measurement modes:       (TAS7400SP, SU), transmission polarization
Frequency range:         0.1~4THz(TAS7400SP), 0.5~7THz(TAS7400SU),
Throughput:              200ms / scan (vs. TAS7500 scan speed of 8ms/scan)
                         Measurement unit: 500(W) × 490 (D) × 410 (H) mm,
Specimen dimensions:     <40kg Analysis unit: 430(W) × 540 (D) × 330 (H) mm,

Further Enquiries
TAS Project, New Concept Product Initiative
Tel:             +81-3-3214-7500

About Advantest Corporation

A world-class technology company, Advantest is the leading producer of
automatic test equipment (ATE) for the semiconductor industry and a premier
manufacturer of measuring instruments used in the design and production of
electronic instruments and systems. Its leading-edge systems and products are
integrated into the most advanced semiconductor production lines in the world.
The company also focuses on R&D for emerging markets that benefit from
advancements in nanotech and terahertz technologies, and has introduced
multi-vision metrology scanning electron microscopes essential to photomask
manufacturing, as well as a groundbreaking 3D imaging and analysis tool.
Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its first subsidiary in 1982,
in the USA, and now has subsidiaries worldwide. More information is available


Advantest Corporation
PR/IR Department
Hiroki Yanagita, 03-3214-7500
Further Enquiries
TAS Project, New Concept Product Initiative
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