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Biocam X Microelectrode Array

MANUFACTURER 3 Brain (manufacturer's website)
CONTACT 1 Mel Leitch
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We have combined high technology, materials and functional design to achieve an outstanding compact device that has no parallel in the market.

4096 recording electrodes, sampled simultaneously at 18kHz, provide orders of magnitude more data points compared to conventional passive Multielectrode Arrays (MEAs),

thus leading to the recording, over a large bandwidth, of electrophysiological signals ranging from slow large-population field potentials to fast single-cell spiking activity.

The BioCAM X platform delivers unique insights into several in-vitro electrophysiological models, such as neuronal cell cultures, brain slices, retina preparations and cardiac cultures.


Amplifier bandwidth 0.1 Hz - 20 kHz noise 11 µVrms (0.1 Hz - 20 kHz) maximum input-referred signal amplitude 4 mV

Main Controller data resolution 12 bit

  • of simultaneous recording sites 4096 full-array (4096) maximum sampling rate 18 kHz / electrode region-of-interests recording 1 up to 4 independent subsets of electrodes up to 64 kHz temperature control active heating and cooling between 34°C and 40°C inputs two analog inputs (-3.3 V to 3.3 V) or triggers (LV-TTL) control interface Camera Link (mini SDR)

Stimulation Module optional stimulation mode constant current internal stimulation sites 16 on-chip (only for HD-MEA Stimulo) external stimulation sites 4 differential channels accessible on the rear connector maximum current +/- 1 mA stimulation patterns up to 4 independent stimulation patterns stimulus generator programmable patterns (mono/biphasic, burst, jittering,...) time resolution 10 μs amplitude resolution 10 μA maximum pulse rate 50 kHz extended inputs three LV-TTL GPIOs

Software OS Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 64 bit data processing fully parallelized; AVX2 instruction set file type BRW (raw data) and BXR (results file) with plain HDF5 format online recording modes BRW: plain raw, lossless zipped raw, lossy raw. BXR: events’ timestamps data export MAT (Matlab); NEX (Neuroexplorer)

Physical Specs body material anodized aluminum and stainless steel dimensions (WxDxH) 160 x 205 x 38 mm / 6.3 x 8.07 x 1.5 inches weight approx. 1350 g / 2.98 lb

Item ID #1630.

Last Updated: 15th December, 2017