USB-MEA-Systems
System Suggestions
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The USB-MEA-Systems from Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
USB based MEA Systems
The new USB-MEA product line from Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH has essential
advantages: Up to 256 recording channels, USB 2.0 High Speed data transfer, flexibility
in data processing, and independency from a specific computer.
The USB-MEA-Systems are a new generation of universal recording systems that realize data
transfer to any computer via USB. The USB 2.0 High Speed cable provides data transfer with
a sampling rate of up to 50 kHz per channel (40 kHz in case of 256 channels).
The standard MEA product line is based on a data acquisition card, the MC_Card, which is
installed in the data acquisition computer. The USB-MEA-Systems are independent from the
MC_Card. They use an external data acquisition device with 64, 128 or 256 channels, and can
be connected to any computer via USB 2.0. Thus the USB-MEA-Systems are more flexible and
easier to transport. It is possible to connect one, two or four MEA amplifiers to one USB-MEA
data acquisition device, and each amplifier can be operated independently.
USB-MEA60-, 120- and 240-Systems
The USB-MEA devices can replace the MC_Card as data acquisition for MEA recording systems.
The system is high flexible: It is possible to connect via 68-pin MCS standard connector up to
four MEA1060 amplifiers to the USB-MEA240-System, or two MEA120-Systems. In dependency
which amplifiers are used up to 240 electrode channels can be recorded. The analog raw data
are digitized and transferred to the computer via USB 2.0 High Speed cable.
The USB-MEA devices have 60, 120 or 240 electrode channels, 4 additional analog channels,
16 digital IN / OUT channels and one real time audio channel.
Parallel to the MEA60- and MEA120-Systems, the USB-MEA60-, 120- and 240-Systems are
available with MEA1060 or MEA1060 BC amplifier(s). Temperature controller(s) TC01 or TC02
are always included. Perfusion cannula(s) PH01 (E) are optional.
USB-MEA256-System
The USB-MEA256-System is a very compact stand alone solution. The 256-channel recording
system with integrated data acquisition and integrated MEA amplifier for MEAs with 252
recording and 4 reference electrodes and heating element (PT100 sensor) transfers amplified
and digitized raw data via USB 2.0 High Speed cable with a sampling rate of up to 40 kHz
per channel. The small sized device has 252 recording channels, 4 additional analog channels,
16 digital IN / OUT channels and one real time audio channel.
The amplifier can be used together with upright or inverse microscopes. The microelectrode
array MEA chip for this amplifier is equipped with 252 electrodes and 4 reference electrodes.
Not integrated in the USB-MEA256-System is a temperature controller TC01 for regulation of
the PT100 sensor of the heating element in the ground plate of the amplifier. If you like to use
also a perfusion cannula PH01, you need the TC02 temperature controller with two channels.
USB-MEA-Systems with external data acquisition device USB-ME and data transfer via USB 2.0 connection to any computer
MEA
Microelec
trode
array
Data
Acquisi
tion
device
FA
Amplifier
TC01/02
1- or 2channel
temperature
controller
USB-ME240-Inv/Up-4-System
5x
USBME256
2 x TC02
USB-ME240-Inv/Up-4-System-E
5x
USBME256
4 x TC02
USB-ME240-Inv/Up-4-BC-System
5x
USBME256
4 x FA60
2 x TC02
USB-ME240-Inv/Up-4-BC-System-E
5x
USBME256
4 x FA60
4 x TC02
USB-ME120-Inv/Up-2-System
5x
USBME128
1 x TC02
USB-ME120-Inv/Up-2-System-E
5x
USBME128
2 x TC02
USB-ME120-Inv/Up-2-BC-System
5x
USBME128
2 x FA60
1 x TC02
USB-ME120-Inv/Up-2-BC-System-E
5x
USBME128
2 x FA60
2 x TC02
USB-ME60-Inv/Up-System
5x
USB-ME64
1 x TC01
USB-ME60-Inv/Up-System-E
5x
USB-ME64
1 x TC02
USB-ME60-Inv/Up-BC-System
5x
USB-ME64
1 x FA60
1 x TC01
USB-ME60-Inv/Up-BC-System-E
5x
USB-ME64
1 x FA60
1 x TC02
USB-MEA256-System
5x
integrated
integrated
*1 x TC01/02
* = Not included in the USB-MEA256-System, has to be ordered separately.
PH01
Perfusion
cannula with
programmable
temperature
4 x PH01
MEA1060Inv/Up
60-Channel
Amplifier with
integrated FA
240
4x
240
1 x PH01
4x
240
4x
240
2x
120
2x
120
2 x PH01
1 x PH01
Number of
Electrode
Channels
4x
4 x PH01
2 x PH01
MEA1060-Inv/Up-BC
60-Channel Amplifier
Stimulus artifact
Suppression
2x
120
2x
120
1x
60
1x
60
1x
60
1x
60
252
USB-MEA240-Inv/Up-System
240 channel MEA recording system with four independent recording modules, external power supply PS40W and USB based
data acquisition USB-ME256 (Stimulator not shown). Each module consists of one recording unit with MEA1060 amplifier and
temperature controller TC01/02. Each module is connected to the USB-ME256.
MEA1060
Computer
Software:
MC_Rack
analog raw data
Module 2
USB-ME256
Data acquisition
Module 3
Module 4
PS40W
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
© 2010 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
TC01/02
Module 1
USB-MEA240-Inv/Up-System-E
240 channel MEA recording system with four independent recording modules, external power supply PS40W and USB based
data acquisition USB-ME256 (Stimulator not shown). Each module consists of one recording unit with MEA1060 amplifier,
temperature controller TC02 and perfusion heating PH01. Each module is connected to the USB-ME256.
Computer
PH01
MEA1060
Software:
MC_Rack
analog raw data
Module 2
USB-ME256
Data acquisition
Module 3
Module 4
PS40W
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
TC02
Module 1
USB-MEA240-Inv/Up-BC-System
240 channel MEA recording system with four independent recording modules, external power supply PS40W and USB based
data acquisition USB-ME256 (Stimulator not shown). Each module consists of one recording unit with MEA1060 BC headstage,
FA60 filter amplifier and temperature controller TC01/02. Each module is connected to the USB-ME256 and to the computer.
MEA1060 BC
FA60
Computer
Software:
MC_Rack
MEA_Select
analog raw data
Module 2
USB-ME256
Data acquisition
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
Module 3
Module 4
Serial to USB Hub
4 Serial cables
4 Serial ports
PS40W
USB port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
TC01/02
Module 1
USB-MEA240-Inv/Up-BC-System-E
240 channel MEA recording system with four independent recording modules, external power supply PS40W and USB based
data acquisition USB-ME256 (Stimulator not shown). Each module consists of one recording unit with MEA1060 BC headstage,
FA60 filter amplifier, temperature controller TC02 and perfusion heating PH01. Each module is connected to the USB-ME256
and to the computer.
Computer
PH01
MEA1060 BC
FA60
Software:
MC_Rack
MEA_Select
analog raw data
Module 2
USB-ME256
Data acquisition
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
Module 3
Module 4
Serial to USB Hub
4 Serial cables
4 Serial ports
PS40W
USB port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
TC02
Module 1
USB-MEA120-Inv/Up-System
120 channel MEA recording system with two MEA1060 amplifiers, two temperature controllers TC01/02,
external power supply PS40W and USB based data acquisition USB-ME128 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC01/02
analog raw data
USB-ME128
Data acquisition
TC01/02
MEA1060
analog raw data
PS40W
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
MEA1060
Software:
MC_Rack
USB-MEA120-Inv/Up-System-E
120 channel MEA recording system with two MEA1060 amplifiers, two temperature controllers TC02, two perfusion heatings PH01,
external power supply PS40W and USB based data acquisition USB-ME128 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC02
PH01
analog raw data
MEA1060
USB-ME128
Data acquisition
TC02
PH01
MEA1060
analog raw data
PS40W
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
Software:
MC_Rack
USB-MEA120-Inv/Up-BC-System
120 channel MEA recording system with two MEA1060 BC headstages, two filter amplifiers FA60, two temperature controllers TC01/02,
external power supply PS40W and USB based data acquisition USB-ME128 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC01/02
FA60
analog raw data
USB-ME128
Data acquisition
TC01/02
MEA1060 BC
FA60
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
analog raw data
PS40W
Serial ports
Serial cables
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
MEA1060 BC
Software:
MC_Rack
MEA_Select
USB-MEA120-Inv/Up-BC-System-E
120 channel MEA recording system with two MEA1060 BC headstages, two filter amplifiers FA60, two temperature controllers TC01/02,
perfusion heatings PH01, external power supply PS40W and USB based data acquisition USB-ME128 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC02
PH01
FA60
analog raw data
USB-ME128
Data acquisition
TC02
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
PH01
MEA1060 BC
FA60
analog raw data
PS40W
Serial ports
Serial cables
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
MEA1060 BC
Software:
MC_Rack
MEA_Select
USB-MEA60-Inv/Up-System
60 channel MEA recording system with temperature controller TC01/02, external power supply PS20W
and USB based data acquisition USB-ME64 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC01/02
Software:
MC_Rack
analog raw data
USB-ME64
Data acquisition
PS20W
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
MEA1060
USB-MEA60-Inv/Up-System-E
60 channel MEA recording system with temperature controller TC02, perfusion heating PH01, external power supply PS20W
and USB based data acquisition USB-ME64 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC02
PH01
analog raw data
USB-ME64
Data acquisition
PS20W
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
MEA1060
Software:
MC_Rack
USB-MEA60-Inv/Up-BC-System
60 channel MEA recording system with MEA1060 BC headstage, filter amplifier FA60, temperature controller TC01/02,
external power supply PS20W and USB based data acquisition USB-ME64 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC01/02
Software:
MC_Rack
MEA_Select
FA60
analog raw data
USB-ME64
Data acquisition
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
PS20W
Serial cable
Serial port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
MEA1060 BC
USB-MEA60-Inv/Up-BC-System-E
60 channel MEA recording system with MEA1060 BC headstage, filter amplifier FA60, temperature controller TC01/02,
perfusion heating PH01, external power supply PS20W and USB based data acquisition USB-ME64 (Stimulator not shown).
Computer
TC02
PH01
FA60
analog raw data
USB-ME64
Data acquisition
USB 2.0 High Speed cable
digitized data
USB port
PS20W
Serial cable
Serial port
© 2009 Multi Channel Systems MCS GmbH
MEA1060 BC
Software:
MC_Rack
MEA_Select