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Neural Probes

How to Configure a Neural Probe

A complete NeuroNexus neural probe assembly consists of two parts: a microelectrode array, and a package. Both must be specified.

Step 1:

Browse the Electrode Array Design section in the back of the catalog to find a microelectrode array that meets your needs.

Step 2:

Determine the connector type on your headstage, and find a package that will connect to it. Browse the Headstage Interface section to view all our available connectors. Custom packages are available upon request.


Example 1

A user specifies an A1x32-6mm-50-177 microelectrode array. The lab uses a Plexon HST/16V-G20 headstage, which has an 18-pin Omnetics Nano strip connector. The user can specify either a CM16LP or an H16 package, both of which have 18-pin Omnetics Nano strip connectors. The user desires connector standoff from the implant site, so the H16 package is selected. Because the A1x32-6mm-50-177 microelectrode comes in two thicknesses, that must be specified as well.

This is the resulting part number for this probe:

A1x32-6mm-50-177-H16-50


Example 2

A user wants to combine optical stimulation with neuronal recording using an A4x4-3mm-125-703 microelectrode array. The lab uses a TDT recording system with a 16 channel Zif Clip™ headstage. Because the user wants to specify an optoelectrode, the OZ16 package is selected. Also, because the microelectrode array has more than one shank, the user must co-ordinate fiber placement with the sales co-ordinator. Because the A4x4-3mm-125-703 microelectrode only comes in one thickness, that value can be omitted from the part number.

This is the resulting part number for this probe:

A4x4-3mm-125-703-OZ16

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