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Pulse acquisition platform - analog to digital converter

The Ndigo5G-10 is a PCIe-based 4 channel flash-ADC with sample rates up to 5Gs/s and a resolution of 10bits.
Zero suppression

Zero suppression

Detect pulses above a certain threshold and only acquire the relevant data to massively reduce the amount of data that needs to be copied and analysed.
Configurable DC offset

Configurable DC offset

When acquiring unipolar pulses, shift the baseline to the edge of the ADC range to double your dynamic range.
Flexible utility functions

Flexible utility functions

A multitude of useful details help you to create a highly integrated setup with a minimum of external components. The integrated TiGer timing pattern generator can provide digital pulse patterns to control your experiment or internal triggers. Use gate and veto functions with our gating logic. This also works across channels or from the additional digital input with a flexible trigger matrix.

The Ndigo5G is a flash-ADC board for the acquisition of short pulses. It was specifically designed for time-of-flight applications like LIDAR or TOF mass-spectrometry. Pulse arrival times can be measured with an accuracy down to 5 ps together with information on pulse shape such as area or amplitude.

Extracted pulse data is streamed directly to main memory at 800MB/s for lowest latency and largest buffer size.

Four channels with 1,25 Gsps can be acquired independently or combined to two channels or one channel with higher dynamic range or up to 5 Gsps sample rate.

The Ndigo5G-10 offers 10 bits of vertical resolution. The Ndigo5G-8 provides a resolution of 8 bits at lower cost. Analog bandwidth and sample rate are identical to that of the Ndigo5G-10.

Please note: Consider the Ndigo6G-12 for new designs. It provides even higher performance at similar cost.



fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy
The decay time of an electronically excited fluorophore is typically in the range a few nanoseconds. In fluorescence lifetime imaging the exponential decay of a sample is determined requiring a timing resolution in the picosecond regime. Our sophisticated TDC and ADC solutions master this job with excellence.


also known as: LIDAR, LiDAR, and LADAR, "light detection and ranging", "laser imaging, detection, and ranging", "3-D laser scanning"
LIDAR Systems emit ultraviolet, visible, or near infrared light to image objects and measuring the time-of-flight (TOF) of reflected photons. Such systems are used for object detection and tracking in many different fields, ranging from archaeology to agriculture, autonomous vehicles and robots etc. The high timing resolution of cronologic ADCs and TDCs is a key to reaching highest ranging accuracy and our devices’ high data throughput allows for targeting even complex measurement scenarios.

detectors for mass spectrometry

TOF- & MASS- spectroscopy detectors, TOFMS
In many TOFMS units cronologic TDCs are used to measure precisely the arrival of single ions. From the arrival time, the ion’s time-of-flight is deduced, from which the mass-to-charge ratio of the detected particle can be determined. A crucial factor for a successful measurment is the extremely low cycle-to-cycle jitter of our TDCs and their very low multiple hit detection deadtime.


- Data

Optimized for
TDC channels
Gating channels
6x Lemo 00
Sample rate single channel
5,0 Gsps
Sample rate multi channel
1,25 Gsps
10 bits
Double pulse resolution
<1 ns
Maximum bandwith
950 Mhz
TDC bin Size
40 ps
Dead time between groups
TDC readout rate
20 MHits/s
ADC readout rate
800 MBytes/s
106 d
Common start/stop
yes / yes
Number of boards that can
be event-synchronized
Readout interface
PCIe x4
Time base
50 ppb on board or external 10 MHz clock
On-board calibration data storage
Adjustable trigger windows
Overlapping events possible
Easy to use Windows C API
In-system firmware update
ADC channels
TOF applications
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Product Brief Ndigo5G-10
User Manual Ndigo5G-10
driver v1.3.0.exe for Windows XP/7/8
ndigo driver v1.4.3.exe for Windows 10