SmartBox Pro Data Acquisition System

SmartBox Pro is an extremely powerful, budget-friendly, easy to use, and portable data acquisition system designed for research labs with high throughput needs. This low-noise, high-performance, and plug-and-play signal processing system provides seamless integration and flexibility with the variety of microelectrode types and includes all components necessary for intuitive signal acquisition and processing for up to 1024 electrode contacts. SmartBox Pro is a multifunctional and a complete all-in-one solution system built for experiment control, and electrode diagnostics. This powerful data acquisition system supports a variety of experiment types and empowers you to monitor the electrical activity of any type of electrical cell (e.g. neuron, cardiomyocytes) in real-time for in vivo and in vitro applications and the integrated digital and analog I/O boards allows you to synchronize your recorded data with external stimuli, behavioral, closed-loop, and video markers.

  • Low noise and powerful performance – Fully digital, independently isolated connection to front end enables noise-free recording simultaneously of both high-frequency and low-frequency signals with a sampling rate of up to 30 kHz
  • Investigate large-scale networks – Monitoring of up to 1024 channels of simultaneous electrical activity in real-time across a wide range of cells types, including neural, cardiac, and skeletal muscle functional modules
  • Plug-and-Play configuration –Easy installation on Windows/Mac/Linux, securing the high-speed connection between SmartBox Pro and Laptop/PC using USB 3.0 cable, andease of use by auto-detection of SmartLink headstages
  • IFlexible and easy interface with peripherals – Integrated multiple digital/analog inputs and output ports allow the pairing with third party instruments for closed-loop applications including behavioral, stimulation, and optogenetic assays
  • Probe-centric user interface – SmartBox Pro utilizes Allego software that includes electrode array mapping and visualization tools to make real-time analysis quick, painless, and intuitive
  • Precisely control –Real-time processing of electrophysiological signals and decoding of spike waveforms
  • Impedance measurement – Monitor the electrode site impedance of your devices at 1 kHz frequency to confirm electrode viability
  • Flexible off-line analysis – The binary formatof raw data is easily convertible toMatlab file formats or other conventional formats commonly used for data analysis

"The SmartBox has been a huge accelerant for our research."

Dr. Murray BlackmoreMarquette University


Acquisition Channel Count Up to 1024 recording sites
A/D Resolution 16-bit, 0.15 μV
Sampling Rates From 1 k to 30 kSamples/second
Equipment Interface Integrated analog and digital I/O
Peripheral Output 2 Analog, BNC (± 3.3 V)
2 Digital, BNC (5 V TTL)
Peripheral Input 2 Analog, BNC (0 – 3.3 V)
2 Digital, BNC (3.3 V)
Data Communication with PC USB 3.0 plug and play
Audio Monitoring 1 stereo line out (3.5 mm), user selectable
Cutoff Frequency Adjustable; Lower: 0.1 – 500 Hz, Upper: 100 Hz – 20 kHz
Low Input-referred Noise 2.4 µVrms typical
Potentiostat/Galvanostat Range ± 8 V, ± 1 – 25 mA
Smallest Detectable Signal ≅ 15 µV
Sold Separately SmartLink headstages (16, 32, 64, 128, 256 channel capability available)

SmartLink HDMI headstage cable

Laptop (upon request)

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