We supply the PhotoniQ family of multichannel Data Acquisition Systems (DAQs) from Vertilon Corporation.
Vertilon’s line of charge integrating and photon counting data acquisition products seamlessly interface to a variety of single and multi-element, charge-based sensors such as silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs or MPPCs), vacuum photomultiplier tubes (PMTs), photodiodes and avalanche photodiodes (APDs).
In a typical application the user-supplied sensor is plugged into a Vertilon sensor interface board (SIB) mounted to the user's optical bench. The outputs from the SIB connect using a SIB cable to a Vertilon PhotoniQ multi-channel data acquisition system.
Alternatively, Vertilon's PhotoniQ expandable systems allow the user to connect up to 8 single element devices directly to the front panel of the unit.
Data from optical events is captured and processed by the PhotoniQ which outputs the resulting event data over a USB 2.0 interface to a PC.
Triggering modes include continuous and edge-triggered event capture as well as more sophisticated modes such as event driven and pre-triggering.
Two user-selectable data acquisition modes are optimized for data collection of random events as in particle analysis applications, and continuous events as in scanned imaging applications. User-defined discrimination functions can be employed to reduce the data set to contain only the events of interest.
The standard graphical user interface and USB drivers supplied with the PhotoniQ are used to view events in real time or log them to disk. Alternatively, the GUI can be bypassed entirely such that the event data can be fed directly to a user's custom application.