The FMC TDC 1ns 5cha Time to Digital Converter mezzanine board houses 5 input channels. It can calculate time differences between pulses arriving to the channels with a precision of ±700 ps.
It can be carried by the SPEC.
|Input Channels td>|| 5 channels TTL with software selectable 50 Ohm termination.|
Inputs need to be protected against +15V pulses with a pulse width of at least 10us at 50Hz td>
|Channels enable td>|| Software controlled switch that enables/ disables all 5 channels td>|
|Timestamps buffer td>|| Circular buffer that keeps the last 128 pulses (256 rising and falling edges);|
programmable interrupts implemented based on the number of accumulated timestamps or the amount of elapsed time td>
|Timestamps precision (deviation) td>|| ± 700 ps td>|
|Timebase accuracy td>|| With White Rabbit: < 1ns |
Without White Rabbit: ± 4 ppm from a local TCXO on the FMC card td>
|Maximum input pulse rate td>|| 31.25 MHz from all 5 channels td>|
|Timestamps td>|| Timestamps apply to both rising and falling edges of incoming pulses; |
on the software level the falling edges are only used for the calculation of the pulse width, ignoring pulses < 100 ns;
With White Rabbit, the TDC offers absolute timestamping and timestamps from different boards in the same White Rabbit network can be correlated.
Without White Rabbit the timestamps from one board need to be always subtracted between them, to calculate time differences td>
|Minimum input pulse width td>|| 100 ns, narrower pulses are ignored on software level by subtracting a falling edge from the previous rising one td>|
|ACAM mode td>|| I-mode, 81ps resolution, +/- 500ps precision (6σ) td>|
|Connectors td>|| <LEMO 00 td>|
|FMC connector td>|| Low Pin Count td>|
|PCB td>||6 layers|
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