Neuroscience Solutions

Incept has been designed to support the constantly evolving research in neuroscience. Accompanying you in your journey in the lab.

The portable electrophysiology neural data acquisition system has the ability to reach 256 recording channels. It has full experimental control through multiple languages (MATLAB, Python, C# & C++), including an I/O panel for interface for syncing with external devices.

Use Alpha Omega’s SDK to customize the user interface based on your needs and your unique experimental setup. In order to easily integrate, and synchronize offline RAW data coming from external sensors, or other third-party devices.

Choose Incept if you’re:

  • Starting a new Ephys setup
  • Ephys set up with neural recordings only
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Up to 256 channels. Compact & portable data acquisition system with expandable channels

Experiment Control: Embedded digital and analog input that allows connection to external sensors;

SDK enables access and control of sensors and actuators.

Headstage Ports: Four (4) ports.

Digitized Headstages. Ultra-small and lightweight headstage suitable for all types of setups and subjects.

Plug & Play System.  System ready to be used with a variety of headstages (ex. Intan, Neuronexus, OpenEphys) and probes.

Built-in GUI. Modern, integrated, and User-friendly software, with a customizable workspace with the ability to control 3rd party systems.

Closed Loop. Use only one type of software to control all channel modes and enable closed-loop actions with short latency timing.

Powerful DSPs. State-of-the-art Octa-core DSPs

Software Development Kit Tool. SDK for two-way communication using MATLAB, Phyton, C# or C++ for streaming all data and control system functionality.

Electrical Safety and EMC design: The system was designed according to medical and electrical EMC testing to ensure medical compliance for the system of the future.


Complete Control & Data Access with Alpha Omega's SDK

  • Data streaming. All data collected by the AlphaRS can be accessed online in MATLAB.
  • Full system control. From within MATLAB, commands can be sent to adjust almost all system parameters or trigger unique stimulation paradigms.
  • Closed-loop functionality. Data can be analyzed online, and results can directly trigger digital outputs or stimulation
  • Easy programming. Specially designed MATLAB toolbox and instructions make accessing data in MATLAB simple and easy.
  • Endless possibilities. Online access to data means each user can code paradigms specifically for their unique needs.
  • Integrate with third-party software systems
  • Customize the User-Interface according to your preferences
  • Flexible scope to use the software for writing new functions in one of the programming languages: MATLAB, Python, #C, C++
  • Adaptability. Editing functionality of specific features that is tailored to your needs


We offer a variety of digitizing Headstages with ultra-small sizes and weights suitable for a wide range of subjects and setups.
Out headstages can record all types of signals, and have integrated stimulation sources and sensors

  • Incepto System can support up to 4 headstages
  • Supporting all types of brain signals: MER / EEG / EMG / ECOG / AKG
  • Various headstage configurations:
  • 16 channel headstages with 18pin Omnetics connector
  • 32 channel headstages with 36pin Omnetics connector
  • 64 channel headstages with 2x 36pimn Omnetics connector
  • Low noise 2.4µV RMS
  • integrated 3-axis accelerometer sensor
  • Built-in impedance check
  • Flexible cable length

HeadStage compatible electrodes

Our headstages are compatible with numerous commercially-available electrodes, for information contact us.

The headstage connector can be customized per order


Headstage Specification



Number of Electrode Physiological Inputs

From 1 to 256

Headstage Configurations

Incept system connects to different types of headstages:

1.      16CH recording

2.      16CH recording with accelerometer

3.      16CH EMG recording

4.      16CH EMG recording with accelerometer

5.      32CH recording

6.      32CH recording with accelerometer

7.      64CH recording

8.      64CH recording with accelerometer


Input Connector

18-pin Omnetics (16 channels HS)

36-pin Omnetics (32 channels HS)

2x 36pin Omnetics (64 channels HS)

Hardware High Pass Filter

1 Hz is the default and it is controllable by the SW

Hardware Low Pass Filter

10 kHz is the default and it is controllable by the SW

Total Gain


Dynamic Input range

± 5mV

Input Type

Unipolar input (1 analog reference and 1 ground)


EMG HS has bipolar input; each channel has its own reference contact

A/D Resolution

16 bits

Input Bit Resolution

152 nV

Sampling Rate at HS*

30,000 Samples per second

Input Referred Noise (RMS)

< 2.4μV @ ground

Voltage compliance

± 9V

Impedance Check

Measured, calculated, and reported – Possible to check with different frequencies and different amplitudes

Headstage interface cable

The default is 1 meter; it can be customizable up to 2 meters and can potentially be 6 meters.

Note: Extensive environmental noise might limit the cable length to 2 meters. In most cases cables up to 6 meters would work well.