NEWARK, Del., May 1, 2012 — B&W Tek Inc.’s Exemplar miniature spectrometer includes an embedded processor to allow for effortless onboard data processing, including averaging, smoothing and automatic dark subtraction. “SuperSpeed” USB 3.0 communication provides data transfer of 900 spectra per second, and multichannel capabilities deliver an ultralow trigger delay of 14 ns and a gate jitter of ±1 ns. The ability to control the CCD exposure time to within 1 ms allows the user to have control over the spectra’s signal-to-noise ratio. Applications include high-speed binning and sorting, reaction kinetics and process monitoring. Supporting up to 16 simultaneous channels, the Exemplar is suitable for simultaneous multichannel analysis, such as multipoint sampling and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. The compact and smart multichannel platform can be configured for flexible, high-speed spectral processing. End user and OEM customers can use the onboard data processing and scalable, multichannel configurations to achieve simultaneous analysis at nanosecond accuracies. The Exemplar is equipped with temperature compensation, a 2048-element detector and a built-in 16-bit digitizer with a >2-MHz readout speed. It is suitable for most UV, VIS and NIR applications with spectral configurations from 200 to 1050 nm and resolutions between 0.5 and 4 nm. Custom configurations are available for OEM applications.