Multichannel Electrophysiology Acquisition Board

Founding developers Josh Siegle and Jakob Voigts

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Founding developers Josh Siegle and Jakob Voigts

Josh Siegle is a staff scientist at the Allen Institute. Jakob Voigts is at the MIT department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Both are co-founders of  Open Ephys dedicated to open source methods development across the electrophysiology community.

Package contents:  Fully assembled acquisition board in a case with fan, and Opal Kelly XEM6310-LX45 FPGA (for USB 3.0), DC power supply and a USB 3.0 cable

The Acquisition Board is part of a complete platform for conducting multichannel electrophysiology experiments. It works automatically with the powerful Open Ephys GUI available free of charge. This GUI has all the features needed to acquire and visualize your data in real time. It allows the user to configure processing pipelines by mixing and matching modules. There is a Tutorial for new users.

If you wish to purchase only the main Acquisition Board PCB assembly unit for US$890, please click here.

Industry-standard data quality
Stream 512 channels via USB 3.0, powered by industry standard Intan Technologies chips.

Standard interfaces
Use your system with a wide array of headstages, adapters & breakout-boards designed by you and other labs with the guarantee that things will fit together seamlessly.

Key Features
  • Plug and play (Mac & Win & Linux)
  • Industry standard Intan amplifier & A/D chips
  • 1–30 kHz sampling rate
  • Low noise 2.4 µV rms
  • Large input range ± 5 mV
  • True real-time audio monitoring
  • 8 indicator LEDs
  • Up to 8 headstages on 4 tethers (or up to four 128-channel headstages)
  • Standardized digital headstage cables
  • USB 3.0 data transmission
  • 8 TTL inputs 8 TTL outputs (requires additioinal IO-boards, not included)
  • 8 analog inputs (±5V or 0–5V)
  • 8 analog outputs (±5V)
  • Standardized I/O cables


Fulfillment will be done in 6-8 weeks after receiving the order.


Siegle JH, López AC, Patel YA, Abramov K, Ohayon S, Voigts J. 2017. Open Ephys: an open-source, plugin-based platform for multichannel electrophysiology. J Neural Eng. 14:045003.
Siegle J. et al. (2015) Open-source approaches to electrophysiology. Curr Opinion Neurobiology.
Black C, Voigts J, Agrawal U, Ladow M, Santoyo J, Moore C, Jones S. 2017. Open Ephys electroencephalography (Open Ephys+EEG): a modular, low-cost, open-source solution to human neural recording. J Neural Eng.:035002.

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