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Timing/Time coding 

High precision timing is crucial in military weapons development and test ranges, where a precise time reference is required at many points on the range to coordinate firings, tracking and targeting at accuracies in the sub 1 microsecond range. CBIL has been instrumental in integrating this system with a new range management system at one of the world’s largest test ranges

Precision timing is also imperative for labelling data blocks to ensure correct correlation of data at all times. This is relevant for measurement data in research as well as data blocks in big computer networks transporting security or time dependent data, such as banks or insurances, where the time tag of transactions may strongly influence the revenues. Overlaying video signals with the time and date also falls into this category.

In addition, we provide precision frequency reference oscillators and international time synchronisation GNSS receivers for the transfer of time reference around the world.

CBIL offers bespoke precision timing systems though our partnership with Lange Electronic of Munich. Lange has many years’ experience in the timing industry and has a highly innovative development laboratory for telemetry and data acquisition systems. Our partnership gives us access to a great depth of experience for solutions tailored to the needs of our customers in the automotive, air and space industries, and the armed forces.

After more than 30 years in business Lange has extended the range of timing and frequency sources such as the IRIG standards, time distribution and time monitoring system products. The company also distributes products for manufacturers from the UK, USA and Australia.

Precise Timing Systems

  • Central Timing Systems
  • Timing distribution
  • Range instrumentation systems
  • Time display systems
  • Network precision timing for financial applications

Technology and time codes

  • Rubidium
  • Caesium
  • GNSS timing sources

Time codes produced include

  • IRIG A,B,D,E,G,H
  • HaveQuick
  • Pulse signals