Innovations in Electrophysiology


Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
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MEA workstation with small footprint for recording and analyzing data from four 120-electrode MEAs (microelectrode array). With integrated data acquisition for recording from four 120 MEA electrodes and 8 additional analog channels. Integrated filter amplifier and 2-channel current or voltage stimulus generator per MEA. Headstages can be operated in a humid incubator. Complete with four MEA2100-Mini-headstages, signal collector unit (SCU), MCS-interface board 3.0 multiboot, data acquisition and analysis software, power supply, and accessories. USB High Speed data transfer with a sampling rate of up to 50 kHz/channel.

  • Data acquisition and analysis software Multi Channel Suite
      - Including a 2 years maintenance package (software updates and support)

  • 4x MEA2100-Mini headstage (MEA2100-Mini-HS120):
      Pre- and filter amplifier with integrated data acquisition and analog-digital converter. Can be operated in a humid incubator.
      - Dimensions: 186 mm x 80 mm x 12 mm
      - Bandwidth adjustable via software
      - Direct access to each electrode for stimulation via internal stimulus generator
      - Control of stimulator via the included data acquisition software
      - Integrated blanking circuit for stimulus artifact suppression
      - 2 independent stimulus generators
      - Current stimulation at max. +/-1 mA
      - Voltage stimulation at max. +/-10 V
      - Power consumption 1.5 W
      - Sampling rate max. 50 kHz per channel
      - Integrated heating element with PT 100 sensor

  • MCS signal collector unit (MCS-SCU in vitro):
      - Four programmable outputs for optical stimulation (optogenetics)
      - Up to four MEA2100-Mini headstages can be operated with one MCS-SCU
      - Up to two signal collector units can be connected to one MCS-IFB

  • MCS interface board 3.0 multiboot (MCS-IFB 3.0 Multiboot):
      Interface board with signal processor for real-time signal detection and feedback
      Includes various in-/outputs:
      - 4x Digital Out: Interface for output bit 0 -3 of the 16-bit digital input / output channels (Lemo connector)
      - 4x Digital In for synchronization with other instruments (bit 0 - 3) (Lemo connector)
      - Digital IN / OUT: Interface for 16-bit digital input / output channels. Generates or accepts TTL-pulses
      - 1x Stereo Out: Possibility to export 2 channels (e.g on an oscilloscope or headphones making the signals audible)
      - 2x Analog IN: Interface for 2 additional analog inputs (channel 1 and 2) (Lemo connector)
      - Analog IN: 8-channel Analog input (channel 1-8)
      - 1x Ground
      - 1x Universal Serial Bus High Speed for transferring digitally converted data to any data acquisition computer with a sampling rate of up to 50 kHz (USB High Speed cable)
      - 1x USB Serial Bus High Speed for programing the integrated signal processor
      - External power supply: 100-240 V input voltage range

  • Accessories:
      - Signal generator
      - Spare parts
      - USB memory stick with user manuals and software

Technical specifications as specified in the data sheet unless noted otherwise in the order.