The Optical Spectroscopy Div. of Horiba Jobin Yvon Inc. has released Sygnature, an ultracompact linear CCD detection system that the company says performs at a high acquisition speed with high sensitivity. The CCD features a 3648-pixel format with 8 × 200-µm pixels over a 29-mm focal plane. The system is available with SynerJY software and is compatible with LabView VIs. Via USB 2.0, it interfaces to proprietary spectrographs and monochromators. With wavelengths ranging from 250 to 1100 nm, it is suitable for UV-VIS-NIR absorption as well as for colorimetric, emission and fluorescence applications.