Time To Digital Convertor
Effective Time Measurement with Time to Digital Converters
Right now there are only two types of methods are available for measuring the time based on computer systems. These two types of solution help to provide precise results. The solution which is considered ideal for this is known as time to digital converter which is technically known as HPTDC8-PCI.
Time to digital converter HPTDC8-PCI is useful in such applications where high single shot resolution is required. This digital time converter is useful for reading out the delay line detectors. It can be used to get the results in digital form so that you can easily understand it in the numerical form.
Another measurement is known as Ndigo5G which works with very high speed. It is an ADC digitizer which is compatible with hardware preprocessing. It generates the pulse signals that are further used in the process. Here, ADC stands for Analog to Digital Converter. The signals are sampled with the help of this technique which works at 10 bit resolution at 5 Gsps.
When data is processed through ADC, then it gives higher time resolution than any other method. Along with the time stamps, it also provides amplitude information. Thus, this method is more reliable than the previous one.
Ndigo5G is designed for calculating the time in flight mass spectrometers. It can also be used for measuring the time in LIDAR or some other TOF applications where channel count is low. So, it depends on the type of device which is being used for the precise time measurement. However, it is also important to check the technical specifications.
These digital time converters can be used in frequency counter, time interval analyzer and single photon counting. The additional advantage of using time to digital converter HPTDC is that it comes with on board calibration data storage. You can also adjust the trigger windows in this digital time converter.
In HPTDC, overlapping of events may possible occur. This is easy to use in Windows C++ API. It helps to update the system firmware. The advantage of using Ndigo5G digital time converter is that it also provides on board calibration data storage.
Besides calibration data storage, it has also adjustable settings to trigger windows and overlapping of events is also possible in this digital time converter. Similar to HPTDC digital converter it is also easy to use in Windows C++ API. It also comes with system firmware update feature. The number of event-synchronized boards available in both the digital time converters is three.