Use the power of a lab in your smartphone

trinamiX’s solution is the unique combination of a miniaturized spectrometer and consumer applications. Our hardware module is small enough to fit into current consumer electronics while providing a full spectroscopic design. Performing a measurement will be as easy as pointing the smartphone to the skin. Based on these individual analyses, a user app provides real-time insights and tailored advice on how to improve the personal health and fitness condition.

Transform your smartphone into a hub of health insights with our NIR spectrometer

With our near-infrared spectroscopy solutions we empower consumers to reveal previously invisible health indicators with their smartphone and take control of their well-being anywhere, anytime. We make this possible with the development of the world's first NIR Spectrometer integratable into a smartphone, which runs on Qualcomm Technologies' latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 reference design and was first unveiled at the 2023 Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit.

Learn more:

Our miniaturized NIR module covers a wavelength range from 1-3µm and enables the comfortable, easy and non-invasive measurement of vital biomarkers. Instead of waiting for laboratory tests, our NIR module for mobile device provides valuable data on the moisture level of the skin and hair, the type of fabric used in textiles, or the state of our food instantly by placement of the phone. Together with smart apps, this innovative technology can provide consumers with well-founded, personalized recommendations and reliable insights in the fields of skin care, nutrition, and textiles, among many others.

Tailor-made solutions can be realized for different, even highly specialized applications: ideal for wearables, IoT devices and other household and consumer electronics.


Module specifications

  • Spectroscopy module
    Turnkey spectrometer with trinamiX patented IR sensor, ASIC, integrated light filters, light source, internal power management
  • Wide spectral coverage
    Measurement in wavelength range between 1-3 µm, covering all relevant molecular vibrations for health, fitness and well-being applications
  • Calibration
  • Smartphone form factor
    Size of reference design is 10 x 10 x 6.5 mm
  • Made for mass production
    Spectroscopy is available in consumer electronics production volumes

Exemplary application:

Measuring skin moisture and body hydration

  • Learn more about our our approach to the cosmetics industry

Partnerships with industry-leading market players

This groundbreaking technology will present opportunities for innovation across a variety of additional categories and industries. Thanks to an open API, OEMs, consumer brands, and developers around the world can leverage Consumer Spectroscopy for the first time. Potential for creative and emergent applications are only limited by the imagination, and future innovations could fundamentally change the way consumers use mobile devices.

To push the boundaries of what is technically feasable, trinamiX joins forces with leading industry partners.

Collaboration with Qualcomm

We work with Qualcomm Technologies to introduce our near-infrared spectroscopy module for smartphone integration to the market. trinamiX Consumer Spectroscopy solution is running on the latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 3 Reference Design, making our solution world’s first NIR spectrometer integrated in a smartphone reference design, covering the wavelength range from 1-3µm.

Read more about the milestones in our collaboration.

“Our longstanding collaboration with trinamiX aligns strongly with our company’s commitment to delivering top-notch technology and innovative user experiences for our customers. We’re thrilled to work with trinamiX to help deliver this never-before-seen innovation. The potential applications of this technology are significant, and we’re excited to be on the forefront of this new age of innovation in mobile computing.”

Judd Heape,Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Collaboration with LUMILEDS

With LUMILEDS, leading manufacturer of LED light sources, we found valuable partner whose LEDs meet the demanding requirements of smartphone manufacturers in terms of size, energy consumption, lifetime, and stability.

“The close co-operation between trinamiX and Lumileds has made the never before possible a reality, a miniaturized spectrometer integrated in a smartphone. The many applications this innovation enables in consumer medical applications are truly impactful. We are excited to be part of this innovative team.”
Noman Rangwala, Head of LED product marketing and management at Lumileds

Collaboration with VIAVI

VIAVI Solutions is a world leader in the manufacture of optical filters who make a significant contriobution to our NIR-spectrospopy module for smartphones by providing filters which enable the precise determination of relevant wavelengths to extract biomarker information from the spectrum.

“VIAVI is proud to be part of a team of industry-leading ecosystem partners working collaboratively to put spectroscopy into consumers hands. Over the past decade, we have developed unique capabilities to develop and manufacture optical filters with superior performance characteristics at smartphone scale leveraging our proprietary magnetron sputter coating platforms. We are looking forward to seeing all the consumer spectroscopy applications that the trinamiX solution can enable.”
Adam Scheer, Vice President, Product Management of the Optical Security and Performance Products group of VIAVI Solutions.




Florian Pröll
Florian Pröll
+49 1520 9374246

Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) and Snapdragon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.