Blackrock - Cerebus System - multichannel data acquisition system for animal neurophysiology experiments

Saturday, 28 de December de 2019

The Cerebus™ System is a multichannel data acquisition system for animal neurophysiology experiments that is highly configurable and easy to use. The Cerebus™ Neural Signal Processor captures, processes and analyzes action potentials (spikes), field potentials and other physiological signals in relation to experiment state events™ in real-time for up to 256 electrodes, 16 auxiliary analog channels, and individual TTL or strobed word experiment events. Multiple systems can be synchronized for higher channel counts. The Cerebus System also can be used in combination with the innovative CerePlex™ family of digital headstages, which digitize and multiplex neural signals at the source, enabling noise-immune transmission and reduction of lead wires

Cerebus™ System features and benefits


  • Ultra-compact design

  • Fiber-optic link for noise immunity

  • 8, 16, 32, 64, 96, 128, 256 and 512 channel configurations

  • High-resolution signal recording (30 kHz at 16 bits)

  • Compatible with low- and high-impedance electrodes

  • Electrode impedance measurement

  • Flexible I/O options for synchronizing with behavior, stimulus and video systems

  • Parallel multi-PC control and operation


  • Per-channel user-defined digital filters

  • Up to three signal streams per channel

  • Real-time 2D/3D spike sorting (including tetrodes)

  • Two-channel oscilloscope (time and frequency modes)

  • User-defined analog outputs

  • Digital noise cancellation

  • Crosstalk calculation

  • Interface to NeuroExplorer, Spike2, MATLAB, C/C++ and other third-party software

  • SDKs for MATLAB and C++ (offline and online)

  • Natively integrates with Blackrock’s Offline Spike Sorting (BOSS) software

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