ZIF-Clip® headstage adapters are available for use with a variety of chronic and acute implantable neural electrode styles. When using adapters, keep in mind that standard operation (differential vs single ended) varies for acute and chronic preparations and headstages are designed accordingly. When adapting across preparations, carefully note and understand the use of the ground and reference connections provided on each adapter.
Standard operation for ZIF-Clip® headstages is differential. Headstage adapters designed for chronic electrodes can be configured for single-ended operation by tying ground and reference connections together on the adapter.
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When Dr. Steven Laviolette first contacted TDT he had just moved to the University Of Western Ontario In London and was setting up a new lab for his research on addictive behaviors in humans and animals. After contacting TDT and several other manufacturers, Dr. Laviolette quickly came to the conclusion that System 3’s unique combination of flexibility, configurability, and elegant engineering was the best long term solution for his lab.
Dr. Laviolette, an avid user of our ZIF-Clip® Based microwire arrays, has found that our professionally manufactured probes provide more consistency without sacrificing the ability to customize. Each of his arrays are custom configured to follow the contours of the nucleus he is targeting and uses a reference wire very close to the recording site which minimizes the biological noise of muscle activity in his recordings.
Dr. Laviolette has now expanded his research and lab to include awake, behaving experiments and video tracking and his use of standard condition paradigms along with protocols for looking at neural circuits has generated ground breaking papers on the neurobiology of addiction and the role of Dopamine and GABA in addictive behaviors. As his research evolves we continue to work with him to support the complex behavioral and neurophysiological paradigms necessary for his ongoing research.
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Adapters for Headstage
|Channels||Part #||Preparations||Probe Connector|
|Utah Array Adapters||96||ZCA-CK96||Chronic||36-pin female micro socket header x 3 (1.27mm pins)|
|Omnetics Based Arrays||96||ZCA-OMN96||Chronic||36-pin female Omnetics dual row header x 3|
|NeuroNexus Acute Probes||64||ZCA-NN64||Acute||40-pin Samtec FOLC high density socket strip x 2 (1.27mm pins)|
|Mill-Max Based Probes||32||ZCA-MIL32||Chronic||40-pin Mill-Max dual row header 0.050" pitch (1.27mm)|
|NeuroNexus Acute Probes||32||ZCA-NN32||Acute||40-pin Samtec FOLC high density socket strip (1.27mm pins)|
|Electrode Interface Board||32||ZCA‐EIB32|
|Electrode Interface Board||128||ZCA‐EIB128|
|Omnetics Based Arrays||32||ZCA-OMN32||Chronic||36-pin female Omnetics dual row header|
|Omnetics Based Arrays||64||ZCA64-FLEX-OMN||Chronic||36-pin female Omnetics dual row header x 2|
|Plextrode® U-Probes||24||ZCA-UP24||Acute||36-pin female Omnetics dual row header (0.025" pins)|
|Plextrode® U-Probes||16||ZCA-UP16||Acute||10-pin female Omnetics single row header (0.050" pins) x 2|
|Mill-Max Based Probes||16||ZCA-MIL16||Chronic||18-pin Mill-Max dual row header 0.050" pitch (1.27mm)|
|NeuroNexus Acute Probes||16||ZCA-DIP16||Acute||18-pin female DIP socket header (0.5mm pins)|
|Omnetics Based Arrays||16||ZCA-OMN16||Chronic||18-pin female Omnetics dual row header|
A wide variety of adapters are available, allowing you to take advantage of ZIF-Clip® technology when using common probes, including probes from NeuroNexus, Plexon, Gray Matter, and CyberKinetics.