ID900 Time Controller


IDQ’s ID900 time controller is an all-in-one device designed for flexibility and it efficiently solves a large number of problems encountered in the laboratory.

Its core consists of 4 high speed (<20ps precision, 100Mcps rate) inputs and 4 high speed outputs, interconnected by reconfigurable logic. The time controller performs the functions of a number of devices; time-to-digital converter, coincidence counter, delay generator, pattern generator, counter and discriminator. This is complemented by a 10Gbps link to the host computer for fast data transfers, by auxiliary analogue and digital input/output for interfacing with external devices.

An advanced synchronization circuit allows for up to 16 devices to be “daisy-chained” for a total of 64 fast input and output channels.


  • 1GHz counter
  • Fast data transfer: 100Mcps
  • Up to 64 channels
  • 4 inputs and outputs interconnected through reconfigurable logic
  • Intuitive graphical user interface
  • Programming languages: LabView, Python, Matlab, C/C
  • High precision discriminator
  • 4 input channels: -3V to 3V in 1mV steps
  • 4 output channels: nuclear instrumentation module (NIM) and low voltage transistor transistor logic (LVTTL)
  • High timing resolution: 20ps full width half maximum (FWHM)
  • External synchronisation



This product could be used for the following applications:

  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum communication
  • Light detection and ranging (LIDAR)
  • Particle physics
  • Time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC)
  • Fluorescence lifetime imaging (FLIM)
  • Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
  • Single photon counting
  • Precision time measurement
  • Correlation measurement
  • Optical measurement


This product is manufactured by id Quantique.

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