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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. With this transient recorder, pulse arrival times can be measured with an accuracy of up to 5 ps together with information about pulse shapes 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.

cronologic will support you with drivers for Windows and Linux.



(fluorescence-lifetime imaging microscopy)
The decay time of an 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.


also known as: LIDAR, LiDAR, and LADAR, "light detection and ranging", "laser imaging, detection, and ranging", "3-D laser scanning", "LIDAR mapping", "airborne laser scanning", ALS
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.


optical time-domain reflectometry, optical time-domain reflectometer, remote fiber testing
In optical time-domain reflectometry the time of the reflections is determined from the reflection loss by measuring from the same end of the fiber how much light returns via the Rayleigh backscatter or is being reflected from individual locations along the fiber.

TOF 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.

Time Domain Reflectometry

TDR, distance-to-fault, DTF
TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry) is an electronic measurement method that measures reflections along a conductor. It belongs to the category of Distance-to-Fault (DTF) measurements. TDR measurements provide meaningful information about the broadband behavior of transmission systems.


- 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
maximum bandwidth
950 Mhz
TDC bin size
40 ps
TDC double pulse resolution
typically 4ns
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
Linux support available
ADC channels
TOF applications
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Product Brief Ndigo5G-10
User Manual Ndigo5G-10
driver v1.3.0.exe for Windows 7/8
ndigo driver v1.4.3.exe for Windows 10 & 11
get support for your Linux distribution