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Versatile pulse acquisition platform - analog to digital converter

The Ndigo6G-12 ADC offers a 6,4 Gsps sample rate, 12 bits resolution, and a greatly improved readout rate of 6 GB/s.
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. Using 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.
Streaming architecture

Streaming architecture

The buffers of the Ndigo6G-12 are only limited by the size of your PC's main memory. Data is streamed at a rate of 6 GByte/s concurrently to data acquisition. There is no dead time and latency is minimized.

The Ndigo6G-12 is a hybrid ADC/TDC solution for the acquisition of short pulses. This is correct: The unit combines a four-channel transient recorder with a four-channel time interval analyzer. This combination gives the device a wide range of uses. 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 (TOF systems) like LIDAR, Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry, in time-resolved single photon counting (TCSPC), multispectral time-of-flight imaging, fluorescence livetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) etc. 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 1600 Msps at 12 Bit resolution can be recorded independently or combined to two or one channel(s) with a higher dynamic range of up to 6400 Msps. The Ndigo6G-12 comprises, in addition, four TDC channels with a resolution of 13 ps.

cronologic will support you with drivers for Windows and Linux.

available Q3 2022



(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
10x LEMO 00
Sample rate single channel
6400 Msps
Sample rate multi channel
1600 Msps
12 bits
maximum bandwidth
TDC bin size
12 ps
TDC double pulse resolution
typically 4ns
Dead time between Groups
TDC readout rate
ADC readout rate
approx. 6000 MByte/s
Common start/stop
yes / yes
Number of boards that can
be event-synchronized
Readout interface
PCIe3 x8
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
Currently there are no Downloads available for this product.

Ndigo6G-12 product brief, 12/2020, 1,03MB
Ndigo6G-12_driver_v1.4.0.0.exe for Windows 10 & 11