High Frequency (low pass) Filter Settings: 0.1, 0.3, 1.0, 3.0, 10 & 50 kHz
DC offset of ± 600 millivolt at output BNC operates in both AC or DC modes.
A front panel test push button applies 1mV pulse to the amplifier input to check intermediate gains and support equipment.
High Input Z, High CMR
High common mode rejection is very important in minimizing electrical interference. The high input resistance of the DP-304A (1012 ohm typical) ensures that the instrument's high CMR will not be degraded by differences in source impedance at the input. This is important in extracellular recording, where the difference in resistance of the recording and indifferent electrode is often large.
High DC Tolerance
Extracellular action potentials are typically measured in microvolts but are usually accompanied by much larger DC electrode voltages. The DP-304A is designed to amplify these microvolt level events with as much as ± 2 VDC at the input.
High Gain, Low Noise and Bandwidth Limiting
With gain selections at x10, x100, x1000 and x10,000, even microvolt signals are sufficiently amplified for computer and recorder inputs. Noise is very low, typically 8 µV p-p at 1 Hz to 10 kHz bandwidth. Reducing the bandwidth with the low pass and high pass filters further lowers noise.
The internal Cal signal provides a convenient check of amplifier gain and operation.
The DP-304A is shipped with rack mount hardware and is line powered.
The DP-304A includes IC-2S input cables (2 per channel) which are not terminated at the outboard end.
The DP-304AIC includes IC-4M input cables (2 per channel) having a 2 mm pin and alligator clip at the outboard end.