Active Noise Cancellation is an integral feature of the SynAmps RT design, providing unparalleled noise immunity. This ensures an accurate representation of the neurophysiological activity even in the most hostile electromagnetic environments.
Using the latest technology has not only allowed us to make the SynAmps RT our most capable amplifier ever, it has also allowed us to put it into a small, cost effective package.
SynAmps RT Consists of Three Components:
- Headbox - Each Headbox consists of 70 channels, and multiple Headboxes can be linked together to build high-density systems. Our modular approach to amplifiers provides a simple and flexible upgrade path.
- System Unit - Serving as a hub for multiple Headboxes, the system unit is the distribution center, assuring absolute synchronization of sampling and triggers between all of the Headboxes. The System Unit is also the communication center with the host computer. Using a USB2 connection, the system unit ensures accurate transmission of data and trigger timing information.
- Power Unit - Isolation of the subject from the power mains is a critical safety aspect of a complete system.
The Power Unit houses a medical grade transformer, allowing you to connect those devices that contact the subject to one reference point. This assures that leakage currents and proper grounding meet world wide certification safety requirements for patient connected devices.
SynAmps RT Highlights
Headbox-Based Amplification - Analog signals, whether buffered or not, are susceptible to noise. With the SynAmps RT, signals are amplified and digitized right at the patient side, providing a digital signal transmission path and providing the very best signal integrity.
70 Channel Headbox Units - Allows you to use ALL of your channels. The SynAmps RT offers two external auxiliary and four bipolar inputs in addition to the standard 64 channels per headbox. You don't have to convert bipolar channels to monopolar to get your full montage.
Check Electrode Impedances Right at the Headbox - Electrode impedances are checked against a user-selectable threshold and the results are instantly available at the headbox.
Compact System Design - Each system consists of one or more headboxes, weighing in at less than 5 lbs, a system unit and a power unit. System and power units will handle multiple headboxes for high-density recordings.
Up to 256 EEG Channels on a Single Small System Unit - A single system unit will handle up to four head boxes, creating a 256 channel system in about one quarter the space of the original SynAmps unit. Combine two system units to create a super-high density system.
Standard Windows Computer and USB 2.0 Interface - Plug and play operation makes connection and setup easy and fast. No proprietary analog to digital, PCI or data interface cards need to be installed, complicating the system. The industry standard USB 2.0 interface will allow you to move to another PC easily.
Quik-Caps from Neuromedical Supplies Connect Directly - Conversion (EBA) cables are no longer required for cap connection. Neuromedical Supplies Quik-Caps connect directly to the quick-disconnect high-density connector on each headbox for no-problem patient setup. Touch Proof connections for each channel are also provided.
24-Bit Data Conversion - Even within all the excellent high-bit count analog to digital (A/D) converters currently on the market
Active Noise Cancellation - Provides unparallel noise immunity. This ensures an accurate representation of the neurophysiological activity even in the most hostile electromagnetic environments
1 G Ohm Input Impedance - The very best in instrumentation amplifier technology is used to ensure that your signals are faithfully recorded.
External (auxiliary) Sensors can be Connected With Ease - Two external inputs per headbox come standard. Both are isolated from patient and computer connections with a+/-5 volt input range. Data is time locked with the EEG data.
External (auxiliary) Sensors Require No External Power - Sensors can be powered from the headbox. up to +/-10V at 100mA. This enables use of strain gauges and a wide range of input devices where the output is time locked to the acquired data.
Bandwidth/Acquisition Rates for the Studies You Want to Run - You want the capability to go from GSR to ABR in one instrument. If you need extra bandwidth and higher acquisition rates, SynAmps RT should be your device of choice.
Advanced Impedance Technology - Enables the use of advanced impedance modeling techniques and allows you to obtain impedance of the reference electrode in addition to the typical recording channels.
System Integration Features
Built-In Compatibility With Other Neuroscan Products - The seamless system integration that you've come to expect from Neuroscan continues with SynAmps RT.
A totally integrated system including amplifier, data acquisition, stimulus generation, data analysis, and source analysis means that you spend your time doing research, not putting systems together.
Backwards Compatibility With Your Existing STIM or Other Stimulus Generation Programs - SynAmps RT uses the same trigger connector that the original SynAmps and NuAmps use, so there is no need to modify your existing stimulus protocols.
MagLink Compatibility - SynAmps RT was designed with the difficulties of recording in the MRI in mind. Specific engineering considerations were built in to the system to provide the best possible recordings in the MRI.
Advanced De-blocking Circuitry - Allows for recording of TMS and other high intensity stimuli, maximizing the data integrity without affecting the amplifier.
Extended Cabling Systems - Allows your headbox to be positioned up to 10m away from the system unit for maximum flexibility. Cabling and filters for shielded room patch panels will also be available.
Head box Mounting Options - Multiple mounting options, including wall, tripod and table mount, ensure that head box can be secured in your recording environment.
Integrated Power Supply - In addition to powering the SynAmps RT, the power unit will allow you to power up to 4 additional devices, ensuring a common ground is used in all of your patient connected equipment.