multi-channel scaler

see also:

multi-channel detector scaler, MCS, multi-hit TDC, multi-hit converter

A multi-channel scaler (MCS) is a pulse counting instrument that records the number of events that occur during a specified time interval and provides a time-histogram of counts versus time. MCS are commonly used in single-photon counting applications. All cronologic time measurement products can be used as multi-channel scalers.