Neuropixels Headstage

The Neuropixels headstage optimizes the power and density of Imec’s Neuropixels 1.0 probes by enabling multiprobe and untethered (wireless) recording. The Neuropixels headstage records neural signals from up to three Neuropixels 1.0 probes simultaneously for both tethered and untethered recording experiments.

  • Record up to 400 selected channels of neural data in untethered (wireless) data logging mode, or livestream and record up to 1152 selected channels in tethered mode via the MCU.
  • Light enough for rats and larger animals; just 19g for headstage + cone
  • Optimized for high throughput and social experiments
  • Integrated accelerometer, gyroscope and radio receiver
  • HDMI cable
  • Number of Neuropixels ProbesUp to 3
    Channel count
    Total # Selectable Channels2880 (across 3 probes)
    Tethered recording1152 (across 3 probes) or 384/probe
    Wireless data logging400 (across 3 probes)
    Headstage + Cone19.2g
    Headstage + Cone + 400mAh battery31g
    Other specifications
    Intended experimental applicationsfreely-moving, data logging
    Power consumption (1 probe)160mAh
    Dimensions for tethered streaming (headstage + cone)35x25x45mm
    Dimensions for data logging (headstage + cone+ 400mAh battery)45x25x55mm
    Sampling rate30kHz
    Bit depth10-bit
    Connection to commutatormicroHDMI
    SensorsAccelerometer, gyro