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 the main memory at 800MB/s for the 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 a 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 a 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 a similar cost.
The decay time of an electronically excited fluorophore is typically in the range of 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.
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 the highest ranging accuracy and our devices’ high data throughput allows for targeting even complex measurement scenarios.
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 measurement is the extremely low cycle-to-cycle jitter of our TDCs and their very low multiple hit detection dead time.