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MEA2100-Mini-System The MEA2100-Mini-System is a miniaturized in vitro recording system. The state of the art power saving electronics enable the option to operate the system continuously in an incubator while maintaining most of the MEA2100 platform advantages. The system consists of a 60- or 120-channel headstage, featuring a sampling rate of 50kHz per channel at a 24bit resolution, as well as a 2-channel stimulator with user customizable patterns. The digitized data is transfered from the headstage to a signal collector unit for up to four headstages. The signal collector unit is connected via an eSATA cable to the interface board. MEA2100-Mini-System-8-fold With a multifold MEA2100-Mini-System up to two signal collectors can be connected to one interface board, thereby creating a system with 8 headstages for parallel recordings.

MCS-InterfaceBoard-3.0-Multiboot IFB-C

As part of the system, the IFB-C multiboot is a new interface board generation which is able to receive data from a MEA2100(-Mini)-Headstage, a Multiwell-MEA-Headstage, a CMOS-MEA5000-Headstage, a MEA2100-Beta-Screen-Headstage, a ME2100-Headstage, or a W2100-Receiver. This makes cost-effective combinations with only one interface board and multiple recording systems possible. You can establish for example your experiments on 60, 120, or 256 electrodes with the MEA2100-System, then add the Multiwell-MEA-Headstage and start high-throughput screening. It's also possible to use the same interface board for in vitro MEA experiments and tethered / wireless in vivo recordings. This leaves you with even more flexibility in switching between possible configurations for your specific research needs.

Key features:

  • Real-time signal detection and feedback*
  • Freely programmable DSP*
  • Multiple inputs/outputs, including digital, analog, and audio
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports

* applicable for MEA2100(-Mini), ME2100, and W2100

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