Meinberg TCR167PCI IRIG-B Timecode Input/Output Receiver Interface PCI Card [Used]
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Tested/Guaranteed • Fully Working • IRIG-B Timecode Input/Output • PCI Card • Windows 10 64 Bit Compatible • DDS Frequency Synthesizer • Trigger Inputs • IRIG-A & AFNOR Timecodes
Item is used and in very good condition and has been tested under Windows 10 (64 Bit) to confirm correct operation. The memory back up battery is not warrantied and should probably be replaced before deployment.
The TCR167PCI receives IRIG-A/B or AFNOR time codes and can
be used for synchronizing the system time of its host PC. The
IRIG output of this card can generate an IRIG signal for other
IRIG time code readers. The output format is independent from
the incoming IRIG signal - a perfect solution to your IRIG
The User Manual may be
Drivers may be downloaded from https://www.meinbergglobal.com/english/sw/mbg-devman.htm
- Generation of IRIG-B or AFNOR time codes
- 2 time-trigger-inputs
- 2 TTL inputs for status information
- PCI LOCAL BUS interface, 3.3V or 5V, 33MHz or 66MHz, PCI-X compatible
- Plug and play
- Pulses per second and per minute
- RS-232 interface
- Status LEDs
- eception of time code formats IRIG A/B or AFNOR
- Configurable time zone
- Driver software for all popular operating systems
- Optional optical input and/or output for time codes
- Optional DDS frequency synthesizer
The board TCR167PCI has been designed to receive and to generate IRIG and AFNOR time codes. It is used in applications like data aquisition, standalone computer time synchronization (for systems without a network connection or higher accuracy requirements) or as an IRIG converter device.
Receiver: the module provides two input channels for decoding
of modulated and unmodulated time codes in IRIG-A/B or AFNOR
format. The receiver's automatic gain control (AGC) allows the
reception of modulated IRIG signals within an amplitude range
from 600 mVpp to 8 Vpp. In addition, the TCR167PCI provides an
optocoupler input for decoding
unmodulated codes with TTL- or RS-422 level for example. The board can be delivered with an optical input for unmodulated codes optionally. The decoded date and time can be read via the PCI/PCI-X bus interface and is also transmitted via the board's RS-232 port. A buffered real time clock keeps time and date after power down.
Generator: the board TCR167PCI can generate time codes in IRIG-B or AFNOR format. These signals are provided as modulated (3 Vpp/1 Vpp into 50 ohm) and unmodulated (TTL into 50 ohm and RS-422) time codes. An optical output for unmodulated codes is available on request. The independent configuration of the time code and its offset to UTC of the receiver and the generator allows the use of TCR167PCI for time code conversion applications.
The drivers package for Windows contains a time adjustment
service which runs in the background and adjusts the Windows
system time continuously and smoothly. A monitor program is
also included which lets the user check the status of the
device and the time adjustment service, and can be used to
modify configurable parameters, if run with
The driver packages for Linux and FreeBSD contain a kernel
driver which allows the board to be used as a reference time
source for the NTP daemon which is shipped with most Unix-like
operating systems. This also turns the computer into an NTP
time server which can also provide accurate time to NTP
clients on the network. Some command line tools
can be used to setup configurable parameters and monitor the status of the board.
The device's serial port is not required for operation but
can be used to update the card's firmware, or provide another
computer with the current time via a serial time string.