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RZ5L Processor

Lux Integrated Fiber Photometry Processor

The TDT Fiber Photometry platform has been upgraded! Our next-generation RZ5L Fiber Photometry Processor features new integrated Lux LEDs and Photosensors that plug directly into its front panel. The RZ5L can drive up to six LED light sources and collect fiber photometry data from up to four photosensors simultaneously. This allows for independent control of two-color imaging from up to three sites or subjects.

TDT’s Lux Integrated Fiber Photometry Processor is available in two models:

  • RZ5L: Base model with 3 LED outputs and 2 sensor inputs
  • RZ5Lx: Deluxe model with 6 LED outputs and 4 sensor inputs

LUX Led and Photosensors   TDT’s new Lux platform brings a whole family of neuroscience products for calcium imaging and optogenetics.

Research Uses

Product Specs

Resources

  • Fiber Photometry
  • Calcium Imaging
  • In Vivo Fluorescence Experiments
  • Optogenetic Stimulation
  • Neural Behavioral Studies
  • 3 (RZ5L) or 6 (RZ5Lx) LED outputs
  • 2 (RZ5L) or 4 (RZ5Lx) Photosensor inputs
  • Real-time, lock-in amplification and signal demodulation
  • 24 channels of digital I/O and additional analog I/O
  • Optical ports for synchronized electrophysiology and imaging
  • Synapse software and PO5e PC interface card included

Enhanced fiber photometry control that now supports:

  • Direct integration of TDT Lux LEDs and Photosensors
  • Current output to modulate standalone LEDs directly
  • Signifcantly reduced cabling and setup complexity

 

The RZ5L is the best real-time acquisition processor for multi-subject and multi-site fiber photometry recordings. Record multiple demodulated fluorophore responses with TDT’s real-time lock-in amplification to boost the signal-to-noise ratio of your fluorescent signal. The improved signal quality increases the chances of response detection and lowers the number of trials and test subjects required to obtain convincing results.

Read more about TDT’s Fiber Photometry real-time acquisition and recording capabilities.

Swappable LEDs and Photosensors

LEDs and Photosensors that fit directly into the front panel of the RZ5L. You select the combination of Lux LED colors and photosensors that best fit your current research needs, then swap them out for a different set of LED wavelengths later.

TDT’s Lux platform: modular plug-in light sources and photosensors

Hassle-free setup for many Fluorescent colors

TDT has every option to meet your fiber photometry and optogenetic experiment needs. Pick and choose which LED wavelengths to integrate into your experiment with the TDT Lux platform or interface with standalone external LEDs, LED drivers, and photosensors.

TDT’s Lux Platform

Easy experimental setup and execution with Synapse

One Device to house it all

Synapse autodetects all optical hardware connections on the RZ5L to ensure each combination of LED colors and fluorescent responses is correctly matched. The RZ5L integrated LED drivers can deliver high-precision current over a wide dynamic range to drive light power at the microwatt level for fiber photometry or the milliwatt level for optogenetics.

The Synapse drag-and-drop fiber photometry gizmo provides runtime control of all light driver parameters, which includes modulation frequency, waveform amplitude, and DC offset.

Synapse Suite Software

A Single System for all Your Experiments

 

Electrophysiology can make an excellent complement to fiber photometry for the study of neural circuit mechanisms that underly various animal behaviors.  The RZ5L allows for easy integration of fiber photometry and optogenetic stimulation with synchronous electrophysiology and operant box behavioral data all within our easy-to-use Synapse platform. You can also add multiple USB cameras for real-time monitoring of subjects and post hoc behavioral event marking.

The experiment of your dreams is just a few clicks away!

Have a question or would like to see a live demo?  Contact TDT today