High Performance Electrophysiology Recording & Experiment Control

Cheetah 6.4.1 Beta

Please specify your system(s) for possible firmware updates (Digital Lynx SX, FreeLynx, LabLynx).

System Requirements:

  • Digital Lynx SX Firmware version 2.3.0.
  • Digital Lynx SX acquisition systems require Windows 10 64-bit or higher
  • Intel Xeon E5 or Intel i5 processor (2GHz or higher)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive for Windows OS
  • 2TB Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive for data storage
  • 1GB PCIe DirectX 9 compatible graphics card (AMD FirePro W2100 2GB is currently supported with HP Z440/Z840 computer systems)
  • DirectX capable sound card for audio output
  • 1000Mbps (gigabit) Ethernet adapter

Cheetah Quickstart Guide
Version History:
Cheetah 6.4.1 Beta

General Changes:

  • Add support for microsecond accurate timing across all Acquisition devices, including FreeLynx, LabLynx, DigitalSX, and GigE cameras
  • Add ability to support higher frame rates or resolutions for GigE cameras.
  • Add ability to disable writing of all CSC channels via the -SetDiskWriteEnabled "CSC*" command
  • Added improved MP4 encoding for video recording.
  • Change to storing timestamps as UTC.
  • Removed support for non-GigE version 2 cameras (Basler acA1600-60gc and Basler acA640-90gc)
  • Add utility to automatically configure the DomainTime II service.
  • Fixed bugs:
  • Fix issue with event file headers being corrupted.
  • Fix issue with FreeLynx DIO not being recorded in certain circumstances.
  • Fix issue with video frames being dropped when changing the video settings while acquisition is active.
  • Fix issue with the video files not respecting the maximum file interval if a recording had been made with unlimited file length previously in the same session.
  • Clarify UI state when a FreeLynx/LabLynx device is recording to local storage.
  • Digital IO events are now recorded to the events file if no other acquisition device is enabled.
  • Known issues:
  • GigE camera frame rates lower than 30fps are not currently supported.
  • When selecting the color thresholds for video tracking, the user must ensure that the specified colors are enabled in the tracking mode setup.
  • Disabling the writing of CSC files via the -SetDiskWriteEnabled command (or UI) still creates a 16kb file for the CSC.
  • Cheetah 6.4.0

    General Changes:

    • Added support for GigE vision cameras.
    • Added support for Measurement Computing E-DIO24.
    • Added French, German and Norwegian translations of About box.
    Fixed Bugs:
    • The -SetAutoThresholdingSDMultiplier command now works with decimal values.
    • Fixed some command error messages that were not being displayed.
    • Fixed occasional freezing when enabling FreeLynx SD card recording.
    • Fixed nuisance warning when creating AE with FreeLynx and LabLynx.
    • Raw Data files now generate TTL values for SX ports 3/4 during playback.