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 Power1401 is faster, and has more instrumentation ports than the Micro1401. The Micro has the facilities and the speed that most users need, most of the time.

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.

The Micro1401 is physically smaller, and somewhat lower in cost than the Power1401.

Read more information about Micro1401; more information about Power1401.



  Power1401-3A Micro1401-3
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




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and Analysis Interface (CED)

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How to choose
between a Micro1401
and a Power1401



Low-cost Data Acquisition Unit

CED Software


for Data Acquisition and Analysis:
Signal and Spike2

Options for CED Power1401

Options and Expansions

for CED Power1401

Options for CED Micro3 and Micro1401 mk 2

Options and Expansions

for CED Micro1401-3
and Micro1401 mk 2

Accessories of CED Data Acquisition Interfaces


of CED Data Acquisition Interfaces
in general

CED Talkers

CED Talkers
and the
Talker Interface Box