For example in Mass Spectrometry stop event pulses generated by ions arriving at the detector (typically a MCP) need to be precisely counted in the exact relation to their arrival time (TOF). FAST ComTec has specialised in the design and manufacturing of instruments for ultra-fast pulse counting that meets this criterion.
The new USB 3.0 based models MCS8A and MCS8 with time resolutions from 80 ps up to 800 ps are able to record a burst count rate of 12.5 GHz, a permanent total 300 MHz count rate until the large 4GB FIFO is full, 240 MB/s is the data transfer rate.
Furthermore they can also be used to analyze the width of the arriving pulses with an accuracy of 80 pico seconds. FAST ComTec Time-of-Flight Analyzers are available with a number of options ranging from software DLL's for LabVIEW, C and Visual Basic to oven controlled oscillators.
The MCCD is a start trigger / master clock source with eight outputs that can be used to synchronize up to 8 MCS8As for recording up to 64 input channels, but is also a very good general purpose test generator for fast jitter-free signals.
For measurements requiring very high time precision over a larger time range an optional Rubidium Frequency Standard is available.
Our 2-Year Warranty covers all types of FAST ComTec Multiscalers.
|Model||Resolution||Inputs||Burst countrate||Contin. Throughput||Interface||Datasheet|
|MCS8A||80 ps||2-8||12.5 GHz||240 MB/s||USB 3.0 (Super Speed)||mcs8a.pdf|
|MCS8||80 ps||2-7(8)||12.5 GHz||240 MB/s||USB 3.0 (Super Speed)||mcs8.pdf|
|MCS8A-1||80 ps||1(2)||12.5 GHz||240 MB/s||USB 3.0 (Super Speed)||mcs8a1.pdf|
|MPA4T||100 ps||1-5/(6)||10 GHz||35 MB/s||USB (High Speed, 480Mbps)||mpa4t.pdf|
|MCS4||30/50 ns||2 or 1||400 MHz||400 MHz||USB (High Speed, 480Mbps)||mcs4.pdf|
|P7882||100/200 ns||2 or 1||400 MHz||400 MHz||PCIbus||p7882.pdf|
|MCCD||Eight output START trigger master clock source||mccd.pdf|
|MCS8DLL||DLL for LabVIEW / "C" / Visual Basic (XP,Vista,7) for MCS8||dllmcs8.pdf|
|MCS6DLL||DLL for LabVIEW / "C" / Visual Basic (XP,Vista,7) for MCS6||dllmcs6.pdf|
|MCS6LINUX||LINUX Driver for MCS6||mcs6linux.pdf|
|MCA4DLL||DLL for LabVIEW / "C" / Visual Basic (XP,Vista,7) for MCA4/MCS4||dllmca4.pdf|
|P788xDLL32||DLL for LabVIEW / "C" / Visual Basic (XP,Vista,7) for P788x||dll-mcd.pdf|