Hamamatsu Corp.’s (Bridgewater, NJ) C10082MD is a compact spectrometer unit that is designed for spectral evaluation of light sources, industrial color measurement, and other applications. Its CMOS linear image sensor covers a wide spectral response range from 200 nm to 800 nm. Light is directed into the unit through a SMA optical fiber connector. Inside the unit, high throughput is achieved due to a high-quality quartz transmission grating. There are no moving parts inside the C10082MD, which contributes to measurement stability. To ensure ease of installation, the C10082MD is designed with a USB port, which means that a single cable connection to a computer will handle both data transfer and power supply.