The SPECTANO 100 including the standard cables & accessories listed on this page have been discontinued on December 31st, 2022.

Please check out the planned product life cycle information and support timeline below:

  • Technical support for software and hardware until 2027-12-31
  • Calibration and repair service will be provided until 2032-12-31 

SPECTANO 100 - Dielectric Material Analyzer

The SPECTANO 100 combines the PDC and the FDS method in one device with a wide frequency range from 5 µHz to 5 kHz.  It allows the measurement of important dielectric material parameters such as permittivity ε, dielectric loss tanδ, capacitance and impedance. The SPECTANO 100's maximum output voltage is 200 Vpeak.  

Together with the Dielectric Sample Holder DSH 100, the Material Analyzer SPECTANO 100, is suitable to determine all important dielectric parameters for solid dielectrical materials. Any other dielectric sample holder/test cell can be used with the SPECTANO 100 as well.

Application Notes, Articles and Videos related to the SPECTANO 100 can still be found here.

Spectano Analyzer Suite

The SPECTANO 100 is PC-controlled via USB and requires the Spectano Analyzer Suite to be installed on the control computer. Please download the Spectano Analyzer Suite below:

By downloading and installing the software from OMICRON Lab, you agree to the download terms and conditions as well as the End User License Agreement (EULA). Please read the respective documents before downloading and installing OMICRON Lab software.

If you do not agree with these agreements and conditions, do not download the software.  

SPECTANO 100 Analyzer Suite

SPECTANO 100 Analyzer Suite
V1.60 Full Version - 64 Bit

(90 MB)


SPECTANO 100 Analyzer Suite
V1.60 Full Version - 32 Bit

(90 MB)


Analysis Template -
pre-pared analysis macro for Microsoft Excel

(520 KB)


System requirements

Operating systems:Windows 10
32-bit and 64-bit
CPU:Current Intel or Intel compatible CPU
RAM:min. 2 GB
Interface:USB 2.0 or higher

Automate your measurements

SPECTANO 100 can be controlled via an automation interface (API). Use .NET or COM compatible systems like:

  • Visual Basic
  • C#
  • Excel® with VBA
  • C++
  • Python®

to solve your specific topics. An analysis of curing processes at single or multi frequencies, influences of different voltages can now easily be performed using the automated Continous Wave Recorder.

Find out more about the SPECTANO Automation Interface by having a look at the Automation Interface Reference.

The Automation Interface is included in the SPECTANO Analyzer Suite installer. 

V1.6 (2020-07-30)

SPECTANO Analyzer Suite

  • DSH 100 Dielectric Sample Holder template selectable under Test cell settings
  • DSH 100 Demo file selectable under Recent files
  • Updated and improved Test cell settings
  • Support of latest international standards. (More information can be found in chapter 13 of the SPECTANO 100 user manual)
  • Custom frequency list adaptions: generate and customize custom frequency list from automated frequency list
  • CSV export: Configure decimal and field separator
  • Graph view improvement
    • Graph view optimizing on selected (single) measurement
    • Deactivation of primary and secondary axis measurement series separately.
  • Unlock Settings function: Settings can be changed after performing a measurement.
  • Updated USB driver to latest version from manufacturer
  • Minor bug fixes

Automation Interface

  •  All new functions and parameters available in the SPECTANO 100 Analyzer Suite are also available in the Automation Interface AI.
  • Minor bug fixes

V1.5 (2018-05-29)

Automation Interface

The SAS V1.5 comes with an Automation Interface (API) that allows you to easily integrate the SPECTANO 100 into automated setups or customized software tools. You can access the SPECTANO 100 from MATLAB, LabVIEW, C# or Excel and more. Use the Automation Interface to create your specific software for any kind of research and measurement application. With the Automation Interface, you can combine the SPECTANO 100 with third party devices such as temperature sensors, pressure sensors or humidity sensors for environmental dependent measurements.

All functions and parameters that are available in the Spectano Analyzer Suite (SAS) are also available in the automation interface (AI). In addition, the AI offers a continuous wave recorder and a polarization current recorder for advanced analysis.

GUI Improvements and new Features

  1. Additional DC method to analyze electrical insulation material according to IEC 62631-3-1
    • Specific conductivity σ(t)
    • Specific resistance ρ(t)
    • Electrical conductivity G(t)
    • Electrical resistance R(t)
  2. Possibility to generate customized frequency test points
  3. Improved chart display and zooming functions

V1.0 (2016-10)

The historic initial version of the SPECTANO Analyzer Suite.

User Manual

SPECTANO 100 User Manual

(4 MB)


Quick Start Guide

SPECTANO 100 QuickStartGuide

(5 MB)


Technical data

SPECTANO 100 Accessories / Cables

Note: This cable is included in the SPECTANO 100 standard package.

Technical data 

Operating voltage:100 mV to 600 V
Length:1.5 m
Material:PTFE, 50 Ω, low noise triaxial cable
Connectors:Lemo male plug FFA.1S.650.CTAC42Z

Note: This cable is optional and not included in the SPECTANO 100 standard package.

Technical Data

Operating voltage:100 mV to 600 V
Length:20 cm
Material:PTFE, 50 Ω, low noise triaxial cable
Connectors:Lemo female plug PCA.1S.650.CTLC42
BNC male plug J01000A0608 Telegärtner

Note: This cable is optional and not included in the SPECTANO 100 standard package.

Technical data

Operating voltage:100 mV to 1000 V
Operating temperature:-40 °C to +80 °C
Length:60 cm
Material:PTFE, 50 Ω, coaxial cable
Connectors:Lemo female plug PCA.1S.650.CTLC42
4 mm male plug MC.SLS425.SE.Q

Note: This accessory is already included in the SPECTANO 100 standard package.

The DTS1 box is especially designed to test the functionality of SPECTANO 100 device and cables without the need of a sample cell. Two measurement objects are available for verification:

  • 1nF capacitor
  •  RC circuit

Technical Data

Operating voltage:max. ± 200Vpeak
Operating temperature:-10 °C to +65 °C
Dimension:30 x 65 x 115 mm