The 1401 is available in two forms: the Power and the Micro. The Micro1401 is smaller and has all the ports that most users need. It is expandable by adding top boxes. For more demanding applications, we recommend the Power1401. All types of 1401 run the same high level software.
The Power processor is faster, up to 14× faster and the base memory is 256× larger, enabling more complex on-line analysis, seen for example in spike shape recognition, where both the number of channels and the number of templates can be increased, with much faster shape matching. The Power can manage 32 spike shape channels, the Micro 16.
The number of ports on both models can be considerably expanded, and for very large numbers of signals, several 1401s can be synchronised to each other, or to an external source.
Waveform capture is fast on both. The Micro, multi-channel, can run at 500 kHz, the Power at 1 MHz.
The Power1401 has 16 waveform input ports, compared with 4 waveform inputs on an un-expanded Micro. There is an option of programmable gain on all 16 Power inputs. There are 4 waveform outputs at 16 bit resolution on the Power 1401 and 2 at 16 bits on the Micro. The Power waveform outputs may be increased to 8 with an optional expansion unit.
|Waveform input channels||16, expandable to 48||4, expandable to 128|
|Waveform resolution||16 bit||16 bit|
|Waveform output||16 bit, 4 channelsexpandable to 8||16 bit, 2 channels|
|Maximum sampling rate||1 MHz (3 MHz single-channel)||500 kHz|
|±5 V or ±10 V operation||software-switchable||software-switchable|
|Event inputs||8 channels, expandable||8 channels, expandable|
|Digital inputs and outputs||16 bits in each direction||16 bits in each direction|
|Processor||32-bit, 1 GHz||32-bit, 90 MHz|
|Memory||1 GB expandable to 2 GB||4MB|
|Synchronisation option||fitted as standard||fitted as standard|
|FFT time for 4096 points||0.96 ms||13.5 ms|
|USB2 transfer rate||to 1401: 45 MB/s||to 1401: 7.8 MB/s|
|to PC: 47 MB/s||to PC: 14.5 MB/s|
Fast Data Acquisition
Low-cost Data Acquisition Unit
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