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Zif Adapters Tech Notes

Spatial organization of electrode sites are altered with the use of a ZIF-Clip adapter

TN0863

Product: Zif Adapters
Version: All
Date Added: 2009-09-14

Issue

When switching from the older versions of the TDT headstages (RA16AC, RA16CH, LP16CH, NN32, and NN64) to the ZIF-Clip headstage and corresponding adapter, electrode sites may not match the preamplifier channels.

Probe manufacturers often change the pinout configuration of their probes or the probe site map simply does not match up to the adapter. This results in data not being recorded on the expected channel.

Solution

If using Synapse, use the Channel Mapper gizmo to automatically remap to the correct site configuration. If using OpenEx/SpikePac, use the SiteMap power macro to remap. If you wish to manually remap the channel orientation, see MCMap in the RPvdsEx Manual.