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Key Features


  • Expandability. Up to 128 channel configurations
  • Online statistics. Spike raster, firing rate, PSTH and evoked potential
  • Intan. The AlphaRS is designed to work with all Intan based HeadStages
  • Integrated Recording and Stimulation in one system. Using one software to control all channel’s modes and enabling closed-loop actions with short latency timing
  • Advanced stimulation capabilities. Allowing a variety of stimulation options, patterns, and amplitudes, allowing manual or automatic control over all channel’s modes
  • Online Recording and Stimulation algorithm. An adaptive algorithm for fast recovery from stimulation artifact, the artifact deducted during stimulation enables online spike segmentation and sorting
  • Simultaneous data streaming of Raw, Spike & LFP
  • Real-time closed loop. DSP programming allowing fast response for closed-loop (>1ms)
  • Powerful DSPs. State-of-the-art Octa-core DSPs
  • SDK tool. Two-way communication using MATLAB or C++ for streaming all data and controlling system functionality
  • Optogenetics. Built-in GUI for controlling various optogenetics systems
Technical Specs


Specifications and Options


4 Selectable software digital filtering per channel (0.02Hz to 10KHz)


Digital selected channel referencing

Spike sorting

Up to 4 spike templates per channel using 8-point template matching, an SSQ algorithm, and optional window discriminators


MATLAB, C++, NeuroExplorer® online link


2 stereo outputs

General purpose digital outputs

8 outputs single-bit digital outputs, Synchronization TTL output

General purpose analog outputs

4 outputs ± 5.0 V, 16-bit analog outputs

General purpose digital Inputs

4 digital input channels (TTLs) , 16-bit digital input port

General purpose analog Input

4 differential analog input channels with 16 bit-resolution and dynamic range of ±5V

PC interface

1 Gbit Ethernet

Power supply

4-pin DC power connector (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz)

HeadStage connectivity

Up to 8 HeadStages with micro HDMI connector

LED Indicators

Indicating general system’s state

System size

26*18*5 cm

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Software Toolkit
  • Complete MATLAB Control & Data Access
  • 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.