BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 28, 2011 — For time-resolved imaging applications, Andor Technology plc has launched the latest addition to its iStar range of scientific-grade intensified CCDs. The iStar 312T imaging platform provides acquisition rates of >15 fps, rendering it suited to combustion analysis and plasma studies. Crop mode and fast kinetic mode enable acquisition rates in excess of 5500 spectrums per second, continuous, and 55,500 Hz, burst, respectively. Features include a −40 °C thermoelectric cooling interface, low-noise electronics and high-quantum-efficiency photocathodes for high sensitivity, ultraprecise timing control via low-jitter electronics and a comprehensive software control interface, and gating of better than 2 ns. The fully integrated digital delay generator delivers ultralow insertion delay and timing accuracy down to a few tens of picoseconds, allowing precise synchronization of complex experiments through a comprehensive range of input/output triggering options. Solis software provides an intuitive interface to accurately set all delays, gating and CCD parameters, while offering a real-time control graphical user interface for on-the-fly acquisition and timing optimization. Applications include laser-induced fluorescence and planar laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy.