The counter/timer is one of the most used elements in Sardana. A counter/timer represents an experimental channel which acquisition result is a scalar value. As indicates its name it is foreseen to interface hardware couters or timers but it also fits well with other hardware like ADC or electrometer.
The acquisition operation on a counter/timer is executed over the integration time specified by the user. Counter/timer can be controlled by either software or hardware synchronization (Trigger/Gate) and multiple repetitions, also specified by the user are, are possible within the same acquisition operation.