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USB-controlled, Timer/Counter/Analyzer
  • 2.8 ns resolution, 6 ns minimum Pulse Width, 100 MHz fMax
  • Two independent input channels
  • External reference and trigger channels
  • Jitter, Frequency, Time Interval, Pulse-width Measurements
  • Two channel start/stop measurements
  • Repetitive measurements: Single-Stop Histogram, Multi-Stop Histogram

    The TIC-8420 is a novel Timer/Counter/Analyzer based on digitization of time intervals in pulse trains with 2.8 ns resolution.

    Digitizes Time Intervals
    USB controlled instrument
    TTL/CMOS logic inputs/outputs
    Flexible Arming/Triggering

    Edge Counter, Time Stamping
    Pulse-Width, Pulse, Semi-Period, Frequency, Period, Position Measurement
    Simple Pulse, Pulse Train, Frequency Generation
    Time-to-digital conversion (TDC)
    Time-of-flight (TOF) measurements

    MDEL Measurement Mode - Delay
    MPWI Measurement Mode - Pulse Width
    MPUL Measurement Mode - Pulse Length
    MTOT Measurement Mode - Total Time Of Capture/Duty Cycle
    MFAV Measurement Mode - Average Frequency

    Time Base
    Stability (vs. ambient temperature): 3.0 ppm
    Aging (first year): 2.0 ppm

    Electrical Data
    Overvoltage Protection (permanent, all inputs): -5.0V +8.7V
    Overvoltage Protection (peak, max. 10 ms, 2% duty cycle): 20V
    Input Characteristics (Pull-down 33kΩ at each input):
    Logic L ≤ 0.8V, Logic H ≥ 2.0V
    Supply Voltage (USB): 5V 5%
    Supply Current (USB): 150 mar max.

    Environmental and Physical
    Size (excluding connectors): 111 mm L x 76 mm W x 29 mm H
    Weight: 160 g
    Operating ambient temperature: 0 50C
    Storage temperature: -20 80C
    Relative humidity: 5 95%, noncondensing
    USB connector: Extraction force ≥ 15N, Mating force ≤ 35N

    TIC-8420 - Instrument, USB cable (1m), Software Download Card

Program / Software Information
    Windows 10, Linux, 32/64 bit

    The Getting Started manual, hardware manual, software manual, and data sheet are available at:

Ordering Information
    Product Number Title Price Qty
    TIC-8420 USB-controlled, Timer/Counter/Analyzer $ 895.00