Differential Pre-Amplifier, 4 channel
The Differential Pre-Amplifier, Model DPA-4 is a miniature 4-channel, high impedance, differential input preamplifier that is designed for low noise recordings from excitable tissue. It is intended for extracellular recording in conjunction with Thomas Tetrodes and Thomas single microelectrodes. It can be used in a number of research or teaching applications requiring extracellular neurophysiological recording from excitable tissue.
- 4 Channel, DC or AC coupled, differential input
- High impedance input
- Adapted to be used with Thomas Tetrodes
- Other electrode adapters on request!
- Battery power supply available to avoid noise pickup from power lines
- Low noise
- Small size, lightweight and low price
|Dimensions and Weight:||Length (mm): 40mm|
|Width (mm): 34mm|
|Height (mm): 7,5mm|
|Weight (gramms): 26g|
|Power Supply:||Supply voltage (V): ±6V DC|
|Supply current (mA): ±5,3mA|
|Amplifier Data:||Gain per channel: 9,9|
|Number of channels: 4|
|Bandwidth per channel: 0...40kHz|
|Input circuit per channel: DC-coupled (AC on request)|
|Common mode rejection ratio/channel (CMRR)|
|Per channel at f=50-60Hz: 100dB|
|Input referred noise voltage per channel: 16 nV/Hz|
|Crosstalk attenuation between channels: 55 - 73dB|
|Environmental condition:||Operating temperature range: +10°C to +40°C|
|Transport temperature range: +10°C to +40°C|
|Humidity: 20% - 80% RH (non-condensing)|
The DPA-4 is connected to metal microelectrodes or tetrodes for providing an initial tenfold amplification stage. Ideally Thomas RECORDING quartz glass insulated platinum/tungsten microelectrodes or tetrodes are used to yield optimal recording results with high signal amplitudes and low noise levels.
The DPA-4 is delivered as a DC-coupled preamplifier to yield optimal common mode rejection ratio (CMRR). An AC-coupled version is available on request. The DPA-4 is equipped with an additional common ground and reference electrode input.
The aluminum case of the DPA-4 provides electrical shielding. Electrode damage is prevented by the very low bias current. The high input impedance ensures stable long-term recordings.
The DPA-4 has a small size and weight and therefore it is easy to integrate this amplifier in many recording setups. Special adapted holders for manual microdrives are available from Thomas RECORDING (see figure 4). Custom-made adaptations are possible
Beside the possibility to use Thomas microelectrodes and tetrodes, adapters for other microelectrodes for acute and chronic recordings are available.
To avoid additional noise pickup from the power supply there is a special designed accumulator power supply and a battery charger available for power supply of the DPA-4 (see figure 5 and 6).