High Performance, Expandable Recording System with Closed Loop Processing
Digital Lynx SX is highly configurable and upgradeable to fit your immediate research needs and budget: increase channel counts through the addition of Combo Boards and integrate peripherals through a versatile array of interfaces.
With the Digital Lynx SX, you can record neural signals as:
Flat frequency response accurately records both low-frequency Alpha / Theta oscillations and high-frequency Single Unit Action Potentials.
Each new Digital Lynx SX now includes the Hardware Processing Platform (HPP) for real-time, closed loop, data processing and response for neuromodulation and other advanced experiment designs.
|High Density||up to 512 channels, in increments of 32|
|High Definition||40 kHz simultaneous sampling|
|High Fidelity||24-bit A/D converters|
|Full Bandwidth||DC to 8 kHz|
|Wide Input Range||±132 mV (AC), ±1 V (DC)|
Real-time Closed Loop Feedback
Digital Lynx SX includes our Hardware Processing Platform (HPP), a built-in user-programmable processor for low-latency signal analysis and response (less than 1 millisecond). HPP can execute experiment stimuli with precise control of Digital Lynx SX analog and digital I/O: Combo Board inputs from buffered tethered headstages, digital multiplexing (MUX) headstages, FreeLynx wireless headstages, and TTL I/O.
To upgrade your current Digital Lynx SX with HPP, contact sales.
Digital Lynx SX is a full bandwidth, DC-coupled recording system, preventing post-stimulus artifact signal clipping, ending the need for gain adjustments and switches - enabling continuous accurate recording during stimulus delivery with no recovery time even when inputs are saturated. This allows investigation of after-discharge signals and shows long-term DC electrode potential shifts without clipping (Brinkmann, 2009).
Referencing is the key to improving your signal-to-noise ratio! The Digital Lynx SX provides extremely flexible reference selection with up to 8 references for each 32-channel Combo Board and 8 global references shared across the system. All references are software controlled, eliminating the need to physically change connections at the animal interface. Connections can also be changed on-the-fly to optimize signal quality during recording.
Digital Lynx SX Chassis Options
Digital Lynx SX amplifier chassis is available with either 4 or 16 Combo Board slots. The Combo Board's MDR50 input connector receives signals from a vast array of analog interfaces and commutators to meet your implant type, mass, channels count and stimulus requirements. Each Combo Board digitizes up to 32 analog input channels at 24-bit resolution, with an additional 8 software-selectable references, 8 global references and 2 differential stimulus channels.
Digital Lynx SX may also be configured to input 16-bit digitized data from our lower cost multiplexing (MUX) headstages with the SX-M chassis option, or from FreeLynxTM telemetry modules with a WiFi router connection.
Additional configurations for optogenetics experiments, user-programmable low-latency processing and feedback, and external devices are available.
|Channels||32 recording, 8 software-selectable references, 2 stim pairs|
|Global References||8 via MDR26 connector|
|A/D Converter Resolution||24-bit|
|Sample Rates||16 - 40 kHz in 2 kHz steps|
|Signal Input Configurations||DC and Hybrid DC coupled|
|AC Input Range||±132 mV (> 1 Hz)|
|DC Input Range||> ±1 V|
|CMMR||> 105 dB at 60 Hz|
|Input Referred Noise||≤ 1.3 µVRMS|
|Channels||up to 128|
|References||1 (fixed) per 32-channel bank|
|Noise||≤ 2.5 µVRMS|
|Dynamic Input Range||±5 mV|
|Sample Rates||16 - 30 kHz in 2 kHz steps|
|Signal Inputs||AC coupled (0.1 Hz to 8 kHz)|
|Headstage Connectors||µDB25 (2)|
|TTL I/O Ports||32-bits, configurable for port size & direction|
|Front Panel D/A Outputs||Two 1/8" stereo jacks (±1V output range), 4 channels total|
|Power Supply||+15 V|
|Data Links||2 x Gigabit Ethernet over Fiber|
|HPP Connectors||USB 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial UART, JTAG|
|HPP Programming||MATLAB®, C/C++ (RTOS), VHDL (FPGA)|
required for use with Digital Lynx SX
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