Advanced Bionics Neptune User manual

Advanced Bionics Neptune User manual
Technical Specifications
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1. Holtkamp V. Cochlear Implants Under Impact Loading. Evaluation of Accident Scenarios,
Determination of Load Limits, and Development of a Standardizable Test Procedure.
Dissertation accepted by the Senate of Hannover Medical School, May 19, 2004.
AB Sucursal Colombia T: +571.691.5900 [email protected]
2. Cochlear Nucleus CI512 Cochlear Implant Technical Specifications. N33741F Iss1 Jun09.
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The Difference is in the Details
Advanced Bionics technical specifications detail how the world’s cochlear implant technology leader
truly stands apart. AB’s breakthrough innovations include
impact-resistant implants
unmatched programming flexibility, superior sound processors with
waterproof technology, and efficient fitting software with streamlined features
that help recipients hear the world as they’ve never heard it before.
Electronic Technical Specifications
Information Update Rate
Stimulation Rate
Independent Output Circuits
Spectral Bands
IntelliLink™ Diagnostics
ADC Resolution Sampling Rate
The Most Advanced Cochlear
Implant Technology
The HiRes 90K Advantage implant features the HiFocus electrode family and the
most advanced sound
processing circuitry in the world. Its sophisticated design provides unsurpassed programming flexibility,
nearly unlimited ways to deliver sound, the industry’s highest case impact resistance1,2, and full upgradeability for
access to tomorrow’s innovations without surgery.
HiRes 90K ADVANTAGE Implant
HiFocus Helix
HiFocus 1j
HiFocus Mid-Scala
90 kHz
Up to 83,000 pps (software limited)
Up to 120 sites of stimulation (software limited)
Bi-directional communication link
Forward: 49 MHz (AM)
Backward: 10.7 MHz (FM)
Implant and processor association
Neural response imaging, impedance measurements, ESRT, Integrity Testing
Resolution: 9 bits
Sampling Rate: 25 KHz
Stimulation Delivery Specifications
HiRes-P with Fidelity 120™ (paired), HiRes-S with Fidelity 120™ (sequential)
HiRes-P (paired) and HiRes-S (sequential)
CIS and MPS Modes
Implant Materials and Dimensions
Titanium Case
Telemetry Coil
Impact Resistance Value
5.5 mm total profile, 2.5 mm above bone profile with 3 mm bone depth
28 mm x 56 mm flexible silicon
12 grams
Removable for 0.3T and 1.5T MRI scans*
Gold-braided wire and Platinum-shielded wire in flexible silicon
2 – Case ground and ring electrode ground
6 joules1
Electrode Technical Specifications
HiFocus™ Electrode Family
HiFocus™ 1j lateral wall electrode
HiFocus Helix™ peri-modiolar electrode
HiFocus Mid-Scala electrode
16 platinum contacts
Plantinum–iridium wires
Flexible silicon carrier
Integrated ground
Contact Spacing
HiFocus 1j 1.1 mm
HiFocus Helix 0.85 mm
HiFocus Mid-Scala 1 mm
Active Length
HiFocus 1j 17 mm
HiFocus Helix 13.25 mm
HiFocus Mid-Scala 15 mm
Insertion Tool
Recommended Insertion
HiFocus 1j and HiFocus Helix: cochleostomy
HiFocus Mid-Scala: round window and cochleostomy
*Center must contact AB prior to MRI procedure
Mechanical Properties
The World’s First Swimmable Processor
Neptune™ changes the cochlear implant industry with waterproof technology designed to help recipients hear while
swimming, bathing and showering. A sleek, discreet processor styled after popular consumer electronics
with an award-winning design, Neptune is fashionable, submergible, and compatible with strategies designed to help
patients hear speech clearly, enjoy music, and listen effortlessly.
Processor Size HxWxD
Weight without Battery
Weight with Battery
Neptune Connect HxWxD
Neptune Connect Weight
Auxiliary Input/Output Port
Four-Position Program Switch
Power Button
Processor Tri-Color Status LED (programmable)
Neptune Connect Dual-Color Sync LED
Processor Audible Alarms (programmable)
Volume Dial Sensitivity Dial
Moisture Resistance Operating Temperature and Humidity Range
Storage Temperature and Humidity Range
26 x 18 x 60 mm (1.01 x 0.72 x 2.4”)
20 g (0.7 oz)
32 g (1.045 oz) (average weight of AAA\LR03 battery 12 g [0.4 oz])
17 x 18 x 58 mm (0.69 x 0.70 x 2.27”)
11 g (0.4 oz)
3 pin DAI/Euro socket compatible with Phonak Dynamic FM micro receivers.
3.5 mm socket with:
–Stereo input for battery-powered auxiliary devices
–Stereo output for listening check with headphones
–Mono input with phantom power for auxiliary microphone
3 program slots and 1 monitor slot
On/Off button located on processor (built-in LED)
Green, orange, and red. Indicators for battery status, microphone status, program position, IntelliLink™ and error status categories
Green and red to indicate Neptune and Neptune Connect communication
Low battery, depleted battery, loss of lock, error condition, and IntelliLink
Present with Neptune Connect attached
Present with Neptune Connect attached
IP68 with processor (without Neptune Connect) and AquaMic Configuration
0˚C to 45˚C and 95% non-condensing humidity
-20˚C to 55˚C and 95% non-condensing humidity
Headpiece and Microphone Specifications
NEPTUNE™ Sound Processor
Headpiece Type
Frequency Range
Headpiece Magnets Headpiece Cable Lengths
Universal Headpiece omni-directional headpiece microphone (3g) AquaMic omni-directional submersible headpiece microphone (5g)
Range of 100 Hz to10 kHz
Adjustable, up to 5
Cable lengths ranging from 152 mm to 1067 mm [6” to 42”]
Up to four cable colors available: white, black, beige, brown. Multiple interchangeable
headpiece color caps
Power Specifications
AAA Battery Operating Time (Hrs.)
Operates with 1 AAA\03 battery (rechargeable/disposable)
Lithium AAA\03 life: average 19, up to 30
Alkaline AAA\03 life: average 12, up to 21
Ni-MH AAA\03 (rechargeable): average 13, up to 21
Processing Specifications
Audio Sound Capture
Input Dynamic Range (Instantaneous)
Effective Audio Samping Rate
Automatic Gain Control (AGC II) (Enabled–default)
Automatic Gain Control (Disabled) (programmable)
Volume Control Sensitivity Control
Stimulation Rate
Spectral Bands
Supported Strategies
Speech Enhancement Algorithm
16 bits resolution (Dynamic Range of 96 dB)
20 dB to 80 dB programmable (60 dB default)
17.4 kHz
Cambridge dual loop AGC
Functions as linear peak clipping for signal above the maximum specified system limit
+/- 100% electrical dynamic range
Programmable: +/- 10 dB
Up to 83,000 pps
Up to 120 Bands (software limited)
HiRes-S, HiRes-P, HiRes-S with Fidelity 120™, HiRes-P with Fidelity 120™, CIS, MPS
1.0 Mbps bandwidth continuous bi-directional
HiRes 90K™ Advantage Implant Family and CII Bionic Ear
UHP and AquaMic
Audio interface cable, removeable color covers and caps, Listening Check™ earbuds, clothing clip, pouches for harness, armband, headband, swim cap, carrying case, Neptune Connect wallet, Travel Case and lanyard use.
Neptune Connect
Neptune Sound Processor
Universal Headpiece (UHP)
Mechanical Properties
High-Performance Hearing with Harmony
A comfortable, behind-the-ear wearing option, Harmony delivers technology that optimizes hearing
in the real-
world settings that patients encounter every day. Featuring AB’s patented T-Mic™, the industry’s only microphone
placed naturally at the opening of the ear, Harmony is designed to provide
highly focused hearing while
providing easy wireless connectivity to cell phones, MP3 players, and more.
Size HxWxD
Internal Memory
Microphone Frequency Range
Tri-Color Status LED
Volume Dial
Moisture Resistance
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Earhooks Available in standard and small sizes
T-Mic™ Microphone
Direct Connect™ and Cable
Standard Earhook
5 g [0.17 oz] (without battery) 14 g [0.49 oz] (220 mAh battery) 17 g [0.6 oz] (410 mAh battery)
54 x 21 x 13 mm [2.13 x 0.8 x 0.5”]
3 program slots, 512 Kb flash memory
100 Hz – 10 kHz
Integrated T-Coil
Bandwidth: 150 +/-15 Hz to above 4500 Hz
Green, orange, and red. Indicators for battery status, microphone status, IntelliLink™, and error conditions.
Programmable +/-100% electrical dynamic range
Normal operation at 95% relative humidity (non-condensing)
0° to 45°C
-20° to 55°C
100 Hz to 10 kHz +/- 3 dB @ 1 kHz
3-pin euro socket and internal battery compartment
Resistor: 100 Ohm
3.5 mm stereo jack
Input load impedance
Retention accessory
Power Specifications PowerCel™ Slim
PowerCel Plus
PowerCel Operating Time (hours) for CII/HiRes 90K Implant
Off-the-Ear Power Options
220 mAh Rechargeable Li-ion battery
410 mAh Rechargeable Li-ion battery
PowerCel Slim: Average 14, range 8 to 19 (high power off)
PowerCel Plus: Average 24, range 14 to 41 (high power off)
Enables the PowerCel to be worn off-the-ear. Unilateral and bilateral possible configurations
Processing Specifications
HARMONY™ Sound Processor
Skinit® is a registered trademark of Skinit, Inc.
Audio Sound Capture
Input Dynamic Range
Frequency range
Effective Audio Sampling Rate
Automatic Gain Control (AGC II) (Enabled, default)
Automatic Gain Control (Disabled)
Volume Control
Stimulation Rate
Spectral Bands
Supported Strategies
Speech Enhancement Algorithm
16 bits resolution (Dynamic Range of 96 dB)
20 dB to 80 dB programmable (60 dB default)
250 Hz to 8700 Hz
17.4 kHz
Cambridge dual loop AGC
Functions as linear peak clipping for signal above the maximum specified system limit
+/-10 dB, 0 dB default
+/- 100% electrical dynamic range (programmable)
Up to 83,000 pps
Up to 120 bands
HiRes-S with Fidelity 120™, HiRes-P with Fidelity 120, HiRes™-S, HiRes-P, CIS, MPS
1.0 Mbps bandwidth
Forward: 1.1 Mbps @ 49MHz (AM)
Backward: 120 Kbps @ 10.7 MHz (FM)
Equipment Minimum Requirements
Improved Workflow, Enhanced Productivity
SoundWave™ 2.1 delivers all the efficiencies professionals have come to expect from SoundWave 2.0 — AB’s signature
fitting software, plus Neptune™ compatibility. By working directly with clinicians, AB developed SoundWave to help
improve clinics’ workflow and enhance productivity.
Operating System
Hard Drive
Graphical Resolution
Communication Port
Windows XP Home & Pro with SP3
512 MB RAM
Intel Pentium 3 / 600 MHz
1 GB
1024x768 16 bit color (65535 colors)
COM port / 115200 bauds
Windows VISTA, Windows 7
1028 MB RAM
P4/800MHz (32-bit) or any 64-bit processor
1 GB
1024x768 16 bit color (65535 colors)
COM port / 115200 bauds
Fitting Platform Specifications
Database Structure
SQL through Microsoft SQL Express/SQL Server 2005, 2008 and 2008 R2
Patient File Management
Database Options
Back up
Selectable patient filtering options
Advanced sorting and filtering capability
Reference implant registration capabilities for easy access to self-learning protocols
Patient File Options
Import from versions 1.4.077, 1.4.098, 1.6.8, 1.6.9, and 2.x
Delete (with automated export capability of the deleted patient file)
Program Options
Upload programs from processors (compatible with previous versions of SoundWave)
Programming Features
Automated Routines
Psychophysical Measurement Features/Options
Available Coding Strategies
Electrode impedance measurements
Implant association (IntelliLink™)
RF management (PoEM) with selectable target voltages
Stimulation pulse width calculation (APW 1 & APW 2)
Default automated T measurements (T = M / 10)
Access to HiRes Fidelity 120™, ClearVoice™
Stimulation of individual, groups or all electrodes
Speech Burst™, tone burst and live stimulation
Selectable interpolation option
Sweep and balance options
CII/HiRes 90K™ Advantage Implant Family
HiRes-S with Fidelity 120™, HiRes-P with Fidelity 120™, HiRes™-S, HiRes-P,
CIS (emulation), MPS (emulation)
C1 (only with Harmony Processor)
Fast, Efficient, Innovative
Processor Support
CII/HiRes 90K™ Advantage Implant Family
Neptune™, Harmony™, Auria™, PSP, CII BTE, PBTE
Speech Enhancement Algorithm
ClearVoice™ (with Harmony and Neptune through HiRes with Fidelity 120™)
Program Features/Options
M adjustments (with/without stimulation)
T adjustments (with/without stimulation)
Sweep and balance
Gain (+/- 10 dB and pre-configured settings)
Mixing ratios
Display input
IDR (from 20 to 80 dB)
Frequency range (150 Hz to 7.8 kHz)
Volume range (up to +/- 100%)
Sensitivity (+/- 10 dB)
Manual pulse width setting including later pulse intervals
Selectable manual RF
Extended low frequency capabilities
Selectable multi-color LED functionality for Neptune and Harmony
Multi-color LED functionality for PSP (2 color) and Neptune and Harmony (3 color) processors
Selectable audible alarm (Neptune and PSP)
T-Coil enabling option (for Harmony only), Sensitivity disabling option (Neptune only)
Bilateral Capabilities
Bilateral fitting window with access to all parameters in fitting window listed above
Simultaneously download programs to processors
Simultaneously run impedances and conditioning
Ability to adjust M & T levels while stimulating
Bilateral balance/sweep
Other Measurement Specifications
Electrode Conditioning Neural Response Imaging
Stabilizes electrode impedances showing progress
Standard sets of impedance measurements alternating with 4-second bursts of conditioning
Single channel eCAP
Biphasic stimulation (36 µs/phase)
30 Hz stimulation rate
Artifact cancellation using alternate stimulation phases
Default number of samples: 128
tNRI display on fitting windows
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