The Power1401-3A is our latest high-performance data acquisition interface. It uses advanced processor technology to give you all the power and flexibility you need in a state-of-the-art laboratory interface.

Fast data acquisition and analysis

The Power1401 records waveform data, digital (event) and marker information, and can generate waveform and digital outputs simultaneously for real-time, multi-tasking experiment control. The Power1401 has a 1 GHz Marvell processor (essentially an ARM V5TE core) and up to 2GB of on-board memory, to facilitate high speed data capture, independent waveform sample rates and complex on-line analysis, freeing valuable time for the host computer to perform other tasks, such as data manipulation and further analysis.

  • 16 channels of 16-bit waveform input on base unit

  • 1 Gbyte memory expandable to 2 Gbytes

  • Dynamically programmable amplifier option

  • Software-selectable ±5V or ±10V input and output ranges

  • Synchronisation with other CED 1401s for large numbers of channels, all accurately timed

  • USB 2.0 high-speed connection

  • Firmware upgrades via CED web site

Application Software
  • Single and multi-unit spike processing

  • Dynamic clamping


  • Evoked response, TMS and rTMS

  • In-vivo and in-vitro studies

  • Gastro-intestinal studies

  • Cardiovascular studies

  • Tremor analysis

  • Sports physiology - and more

Dynamic clamp simulating action potentials with model parameter access during sampling

Technical Specifications
    Waveform I/O
  • 16 channels of 16-bit waveform input, software switchable ±5V or ±10V

  • Up to 48 waveform inputs via expansion units 4001-3, 2701 -5 or -9

  • Max sampling rate: 1 MHz multi-channel, up to 3 MHz single channel

  • System accuracy and noise: 0.05% of full scale ±1.5 bits

  • Optional programmable gain x1, x2, x5, x10

  • 4 waveform output channels, 16-bit, software switchable ±5V or ±10V

  • Up to 8 waveform output channels via 2701-5 top box

    Digital I/O
  • 16 digital inputs, 8 with change-of-state detection to µs accuracy

  • 16 digital outputs with handshake lines for byte input and output

    Clocks and Events
  • 5 programmable clocks with 100nS resolution

  • BNC socket for clock inputs and event (clock start) connections

    Processor and memory
  • 32-bit Marvell MV78100 processor

  • 1 Gbyte of read-write memory, expandable to 2 Gbytes

    Case and power supply
  • Size: 428 x 48 x 230mm (16.85 x 1.89 x 9.0 inch) (W x H x D)

  • Rack mount for standard 19 inch laboratory racks

  • Fan cooling for enhanced reliability

  • 12 Volt DC power option for mobile, trolley or remote applications

  • External 110-240V 50-60 Hz auto-sensing power supply, 30W approx.

  • Synchronize (time lock) multiple Micro1401s and Power1401s

    Host interface
  • USB 2.0

Items marked with* are investigational devices and for research use only. CAUTION - Investigational Device. Limited by Federal (or United States) law to investigational use.