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Digidata/pClamp Data Acquisition from Molecular Devices

Product Summary

A high speed, high-resolution, low-noise digitizer specifically designed for electrophysiological applications.

  • Complete data acquisition system
  • Low noise
  • Fast sampling rate
  • 8 independent analog outputs
  • USB 2.0 communication supports laptop computers
  • North American Sales Only

Warner Instruments is pleased to include the following information detailing a compatible acquisition system from Molecular Devices. We provide this information and product as a service to our customers and make it available as an optional component of the Warner Instruments Planar Lipid Bilayer Workstation*.

To facilitate a convenient purchasing experience, Warner can include these products as part of a Workstation purchase.** We can also install and configure the acquisition system if you desire.

* All product warranty and support rights for this acquisition package are retained by Molecular Devices. Please contact the manufacturer directly if you require additional information.

** Digidata/pClamp system only available in North America.

The following information is taken with permission from Molecular Devices.


The Digidata® 1550 Data Acquisition System from Molecular Devices is a next generation low-noise digitizer.

It is a high-resolution, low-noise digitizer intended for precision scientific applications and is particularly designed for electrophysiology experiments. It can send and receive signals from microelectrode amplifiers and interact with peripheral instruments such as solution exchangers.

Lower noise
Low digitization noise is a strong feature of this digitizer and analog input channel cross-talk is prevented by the use of a separate analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for each analog input channel. Additionally, the use of the latest manufacturing processes and precision components contribute to an extremely low-noise 16-bit signal.

Superior features
Eight independent analog output channels can stimulate eight cells at once for higher throughput or for synaptic network experiments. All eight analog input channels can be simultaneously digitized at the highest sampling rate of 500 kHz. Multiple triggering options are available via hardware and software.

Easy setup
Simply load the software and plug into a USB 2.0 port to connect to desktop or laptop computers. Connect the power cord to the wall socket and then to the rear panel AC power input connector. All signal connections are conveniently accessible on the front panel.

pClamp 10 Analysis Software

The pCLAMP 10 software suite fulfills many different experimental needs, such as synchronized stimulation, event detection, and online analysis. It is the most widely-used data acquisition and analysis program for the control and recording of voltage-clamp, current-clamp, and patch-clamp experiments. Three separate programs are included: Clampex 10, AxoScope 10, Clampfit 10.

Clampex 10 expands the range and quality of your data acquisition experiments. These improvements should prove useful for a wide variety of applications, allowing more flexibility in your experimental protocols.

AxoScope 10 provides a convenient way to produce background recordings with the included MiniDigi 2-channel digitizer. You can monitor cells during intra-sweep periods, or create an overview of the entire day's activities including voice tags.

Clampfit 10 is a powerful solution for analyzing, graphing and layout of all of your Clampex and AxoScope data. Clampfit includes an extensive array of filtering and fitting routines. Functionality includes I-V graphs, power spectrums, and special "linked data views" for threshold (AP), template (minis) and single-channel modes of event detection and analysis.

Digidata/pClamp Package from Molecular Devices2
Analog outputs 8 channels, 8 DACs, ±10 V range, 16-bit resolution, 1 Hz.500 kHz sampling rates.
Analog inputs 8 channels, 8 ADCs, ±10 V range, 16-bit resolution, 1 Hz.500 kHz sampling rates.
Digital outputs 8 bits, BNC and DB-25F connections
Digital triggers Start input, tag input, scope output
Telegraphs 4 BNC input channels or via internal Windows messaging for supported software
Analog output impedance < 0.5Ω
Analog input resistance > 1 MΩ
Digital output current ±4 mA source
Analog crosstalk < 1 mV Avgp-p
Digitization noise < 1 mV Avgp-p
Dimensions (in.) 4.3 (H) x 19 (W) x 14.3 (D)
Dimensions (cm) 10.9 (H) x 48.3 (W) x 36.3 (D)
Weight 8 lbs. (3.6 kg)
Communications USB 2.0
Rack use Standard 19" rack-mount (2U) with handles
Power 100.240 Vac 50.60 Hz, 115 watts (max.)
Safety CE marking (Conformite European)
Computer PC with 2 GHz CPU (or faster), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), 2 GB RAM (or more), 1024 x 768 display, CD-ROM drive, 3 high-speed built-in USB 2.0 ports
Software Axon AxoScope 10.4 Software (included)
Now compatible with Windows 10

Order No. Model No. Product Description USA Price Order
98-5692 1550B1 DigiData 1550B digitizer, HumSilencer capability on 1 channel Login Login
98-6131 pClamp pClamp 11 Standard software, required for use with DigiData Login Login

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