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Electronic Devices for Time Measurement Down to the Picosecond Range: Compact, Fast and User-Friendly.

Standard Time-to-Digital-Converters (TDC)

SC-TDC-1000/02 D

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Model SC-TDC-1000/02 Time to Digital Converter

  • 1 GPX chipset
  • 2 stops, 1 start (NIM, diff. PECL optional)
  • 2 BNC I/O control terminals for synchronization
  • 27.4/41.1 ps time bin in R/G mode
  • 40 MHz internal readout rate, data transfer rate up to 35MB/s
  • DLL compatible with Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows 7® 32 bit operating systems, plugin for LabVIEW™ available

SC-TDC-1000/04 D

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SC-TDC-1000/04D Time to Digital Converter
  • 2 GPX chipsets
  • 4 stops, 1 start (NIM, diff. PECL optional)
  • 2 BNC I/O control terminals for synchronization
  • 27.4/41.1 ps time bin in R/G mode
  • 80 MHz internal readout rate, data transfer rate up to 35MB/s
  • DLL compatible with Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows 7® 32 bit operating systems, plugin for LabVIEW™ available

SC-TDC-1000/08 S

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SC-TDC-1000/08 S Time to Digital Converter
  • 1 GPX chipset
  • 8 stops (LVTTL), 1 start (LVTTL)
  • 2 BNC I/O control terminals for synchronization
  • 82.2 ps time bin in I mode
  • 40 MHz internal readout rate, data transfer rate up to 35MB/s
  • DLL compatible with Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows 7® 32 bit operating systems, plugin for LabVIEW™ available

SC-TDC-1000/16 S

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SC-TDC-1000/16 S Time to Digital Converter
  • 2 GPX chipsets
  • 16 stops (LVTTL), 1 start (LVTTL)
  • 2 BNC I/O control terminals for synchronization
  • 82.2 ps time bin in I mode
  • 80 MHz internal readout rate, data transferrate up to 35MB/s
  • DLL compatible with Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows 7® 32 bit operating systems, plugin for LabVIEW™ available

Multichannel TDC optimized for multihit-measurements

SC-TDC-1000/16 D Fourfold Quad Channel USB2.0-TDC

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SC-TDC-1000/16 D Multichannel Time to Digital Converter
  • 4 SC-TDC-1000/04 D units in one device with independent TDC / FPGA units
  • digital TDC bin size of 27.4 ps
  • event memory space for up to 30 million events (128 MByte memory)
  • permanent event streaming of 8 million counts per second (optional FPGA-assisted data compression possible)
  • improved burst length capabilities for long pulse durations in the ms-range (currently achieved: 30 Mcps for 30 ms burst length)

NIM Electronics

Wide Range, Single and Multihit Time-to-Digital Converter (TDC)

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Wide Range, Single and Multihit Time to Digital Converter
  • NIM, LVPECL (low voltage PECL) or LVTTL (low voltage TTL) inputs
  • 8 stop channels at a time bin resolution of 82 ps, measurement range 0 ns - 10.6 µs in start-stop operation (double TDC option: 16 stop channels, 1 or 2 start channels)
  • 2 stop channels at a time bin resolution of 27 ps, measurement range 0 ns - 40 µs in start-stop operation (double TDC option: 4 stop channels, common start input)
  • measurement range extendable on request
  • min. time between start and stop 0 ns, pulse pair resolution 5.5 ns, min. 32 hits / channel
  • multi-hit capability extendable by FPGA options (e.g. hit tagging, see PLU-option)
  • no minimum time limit for hits at different channels
  • transfer rate up to 8 million results per second via USB 2.0 readout (interface available for Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista and Windows® 7 32 bit operating systems)
  • LabVIEW™ VI interface
  • DLL for user programming