New in Neuroscience

Plexon’s newsletter from October 30, 2014 discussing the latest news in neuroscience, including Plexon’s newest Digital Headstage Processor for neural data acquisition.


October 30, 2014

Neuroscience 2014 – So Much to Share This Year!

In less than three weeks it all comes together! We spend months preparing the booth, designing materials, building equipment and the staging demonstrations – all for you. This month’s newsletter provides a taste of what is in store from new products to the workshop raffle to job openings.  Plexon will be in a typical, multi-space, island booth #1823.

Workshop Raffle Worth $900

Week of: April 27, 2015
Before jumping into the all of the great products we will have on display, we want to remind you about our Workshop Raffle! Two lucky researchers will win a FREE registration to the 2015 Annual Neurophysiology and Behavioral Research Workshop   worth $900 each!

The Workshop is limited to 40 attendees, ensuring maximum hands-on experience. Each winner receives three days of intense training, 1-on-1 coaching, robust materials and exercises, a certificate of completion, two $150.00 gift certificates for the 2016 Workshop, admission to the Welcome Reception, a ticket to the popular social event, breakfast and lunch for all three days, a Plexon T-shirt and a mug.

Raffle contestants are invited to enter during the conference exhibit hours. Upon the close of the exhibition, two names will be drawn and winners will be contacted immediately. Raffle rules will be available at the booth. Good Luck!

It’s Here – 512 Neural Channels with DHP Subsytem

The OmniPlex® D Neural Data Acquisition System was launched with the DigiAmp™ subsystem comprised of a digitizing amplifier (either the DigiAmp or MiniDigi™) combined with a choice of analog headstages. In addition to many  recording and sorting benefits, researchers can record up to 256 channels of Plexon- quality neural recording.

Plexon now introduces an alternative subsystem enabling an even higher channel count. The newly launched DHP subsystem consisting of the Plexon Digital Headstage Processor (DHP) with new, multiplexing Digital Headstages offer:

  • Up to 512 independent recording channels,
  • Real-time upsampling to 40 KHz and adjustment of multiplexer timing offsets (equivalent to simultaneous sampling) for improved sorting quality, trodal acquisition, and software referencing – unlike other digital headstage based systems,
  • Decreased sensitivity to ambient electrical noise, and
  • Lighter headstage cables with fewer wires for greater freedom of animal movement.

With the DHP subsystem, researchers now have access to Plexon quality at very high channel counts with more affordable prices. Stop by the booth for a demonstration of what a 512 channel OmniPlex System can do!

Don’t Miss NEW Biopotential headstages

Plexon is pleased to announce our NEW full differential, Biopotential headstages! We have engineered one specifically for peripheral nerve (PNS) recordings and a second one for electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG) or electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) recordings. Both are eight channels, DC coupled, low noise headstags that utilize Gecko connectors, measure 1.4 x 0.9 x 0.2 inches and weigh
0.127 ounces.

The PNS biopotential headstage has noise less than 0.5µVrms, a two pole high pass filter at 120Hz and a one pole low pass filter at 12kHz. It also has a gain of 50x. Alternatively, the EDIF biopotential headstage offers a one pole high pass filter at 0.2Hz, a one pole low pass filter at 2kHz and a 10x gain.

More information can be found on the website, in the Headstage Datasheet or in the Headstage Technical Guide.

Hello CineLAB™ Behavioral Research Systems

Many of you have become familiar with the Plexon’s sophisticated, digital video recording and behavior tracking program called the CinePlex® Behavioral Research System. In addition to its flexibility and versatility, it is best known for its seamless synchronization with all of Plexon’s neural recording (OmniPlex and MAP) systems.

Over the past year, Pl