Fast Flight-2 Digital Signal Averager

With its ability to process up to 100 averaged spectra per second, while responding proportionally to multiple ions in each detector pulse, the FASTFLIGHT-2 is a superior solution for data acquisition in LC/TOF-MS and GC/TOF-MS applications.

Chromatograph technology is advancing towards shorter retention times, and this pushes the time-of-flight mass spectrometer (TOF-MS) to acquire averaged spectra much more rapidly. FASTFLIGHT-2 improves the TOF spectra processing rate by a factor of 10 compared to first-generation digital signal averagers, thus enabling much faster chromatographs.

Because it employs a sampling ADC and a hardware digital signal averager, FASTFLIGHT-2 can handle the high ion rates encountered in LC/TOF-MS, GC/TOF-MS, Ion-Trap/TOF-MS and MALDI I TOF-MS without suffering the dead-time distortions inherent in a time-to-digital converter (TDC). Compared to transient digitizers and digital sampling oscilloscopes, which suffer from slow software averaging, FASTFLIGHT-2 delivers averaged spectra many orders of magnitude faster.

The innovative, automatic correlated noise subtraction feature means FASTFLIGHT-2 can also be a productive solution for the lower ion rates encountered in quadrupole/quadrupolefTOF mass spectrometers (QqTOF-MS), previously considered to be the exclusive domain of TDCs and time digitizers.


  • 250 ps interleaved and 500 ps real-time sampling intervals 
  • TOF-MS rates up to 100 averaged spectra/s 
  • USB-2 port connection 
  • Automatic data compression 
  • Automatic correlated noise suppression



This product could be used for the following applications:

  •  Dielectric studies
  •  Time-of-flight measurements
  •  Fundamental particle


This product is manufactured by SIGNAL RECOVERY.

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