The Ndigo6G-12 is a hybrid ADC/TDC solution for the acquisition of short pulses. It builds on the established platform of the Ndigo5G-10, but takes it to the next level in both, performance and flexibility.
The Ndigo6G-12 is particularly well-suited for time of flight applications like LIDAR or TOF mass spectrometry. Pulse arrival times can be measured with an accuracy down to 5 ps in combination with information on pulse shape such as area or amplitude.
Four channels at 1,6 Gsps with 12 Bits resolution can be recorded independently or combined to two or one channel(s) with a higher dynamic range of up to 6,4 Gsps. The Ndigo6G-12 comprises, in addition, four TDC channels with a resolution of 13 ps.
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.