Halo-5 Microdrive

Provides up to 5 independently drivable shuttles to position up to 4 tetrodes with 6mm shuttle travel. 1 additional shuttle available for fiber optics or reference electrodes.

Halo-5 Exit Tips interface into the craniotomy and dictate electrode insertion pattern. Custom “half moon” drive screw head and calibrated Turn Tool provide positive, accurate 16 micron depth adjustment. Halo-5 Microdrives seamlessly integrate with Neuralynx’s wired and wireless data acquisition systems for signal recording, and Fiber Mounted LEDs (FLEDs) for optogenetic stimulus.

To determine which Exit Tip pattern best meets your needs, please contact Sales@neuralynx.com for Exit Tip guide or more details.

  • 1 Standard Exit Tip pattern (see user manual)

  • Customizable Exit Tip patterns with design guide

  • Lightweight, solid and durable with short profile reducing head torque

  • Less expensive and easier to build

  • ​QuickClip, Omnetics, or Mill-Max included EIB options

  • Omnetics and QuickClip EIB options are compatible with Fiber Mounted LEDs (FLEDs)

  • All necessary components and hardware to build 5 single-use microdrives.
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Halo-5 Microdrive
For use with HS-16/18 series headstages
5 units2.0 grams
Halo-5 Microdrive QC
For use with HS-16-QC headstages
5 units1.8 grams
Halo-5 Microdrive MM
For use with HS-18-MM series headstages
5 units2.0 grams


Tetrode Drives 4
Reference Drives 1
Grounds 1
Travel 6 mm
Pitch 250 microns
Drive Resolution 16 microns (1/16 turn)
Mass 2.0 grams
*Neuralynx is not a distributor of Omnetics parts