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ID900 Time Controller

Time-tagging, delay and pattern generation

  • Timestamping and histogramming
  • Delay generation with multi-hit ability
  • Pattern generation
  • 1 GHz counters

IDQ’s ID900 Time Controller is designed for flexibility and it aims to efficiently and reliably solve a large number of problems encountered in the modern laboratory. It performs the functions of a number of devices: Time-tagger, delay generator, pattern generator, counter and discriminator. Its hardware consists of 4 inputs and 4 outputs that are interconnected internally via a fast FPGA. It offers two modes. The high speed mode allows fast count rates up to 100 Mcps on each channel and a binning of 100 ps while the high resolution mode has a binning of 13 ps and allows a maximum count rate of 25 Mcps on each of the four channels.

The ID900 Time Controller is delivered with a unique user-friendly interface to control and monitor the parameters for histogram generation, timestamping and delay generation. The data is directly displayed and analyzed using a clear and simple interface. Furthermore, a configuration editor allows the user to re-program and build its own configuration and to create customized features like coincidence filtering or even conditional outputs.

The ID 900 Time Controller is available in 3 versions offering different add-on functionalities which can all be remotely implemented upon customer request. Several Time Controller can also easily be daisy-chained to deliver a solution with a large number of channels, especially of importance for multi-photon experiments.

At the heart of the lab, the ID900 Time Controller is the central device of an experimental set up. It performs measurements, data processing and synchronization with all instrumentation.

All in one ultra-fast, scalable device.

ID900 Features

  • Time-tagging and histogramming
  • Internal timestamps processing (coincidence, filters,etc…)
  • Delay generation with multi-hit ability
  • Pattern generation
  • High-speed counter
  • High precision discriminator (-2 V to +2 V in 1 mV steps)
  • 4 input channels
  • 4 output channels (NIM + LVTTL)
  • High resolution mode: 8 ps RMS (20 ps FWHM) jitter and 13 ps bin width
  • 1 GHz counters
  • Time correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC)
  • Fluorescence lifetime imaging
  • LIDAR
  • OTDR
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum computing
  • Material science
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