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ZIF-Clip® Analog Headstage

Groundbreaking, Patented Design

TDT’s low insertion-force set of headstages support electrode arrays of up to 128 channels.  The patented ZIF-Clip® system features an innovative, hinged headstage design that ensures quick, easy connection with almost no insertion force applied to the subject. Choose between our 16, 32, 64, 96 and 128 channel versions.  An aluminum finish protects the sensitive electronics contained within the headstage and provides increased durability.  Also available as passive headstages for stimulation or with LEDs for video tracking applications.

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Research Applications

  •       Auditory neuroscience
  •       Awake behaving animals
  •       Electrophysiology
  •       EEG, EMG & ECoG
  •       High and low count neurophysiology

ACO32 Commutator

A 32 channel active commutator with built-in support for neural recording and optogenetic stimulation.

ZIF‐Clip® Based Microwire Electrodes

Patented ZIF-Clip® easy and secure microwire connection made to user specifications.

PZ5 NeuroDigitizer

Capture any potential and artifact without clipping with TDT's multi-modal PZ5.

FB128 Neural Simulator

Real-time neural simulator essential tool for testing of your equipment and recording configuration

ZIF-Clip® Analog Headstage

Solid Structure for Flexible Research

ZIF-Clip® headstages are designed for zero insertion-force transition when connecting to electrodes or adapters. The form-factor automatically aligns the high density connectors on the headstage and probe. The miniature electronics contained within the headstage allow for high channel densities while maintaining an extremely compact structure.



ZIF-Clip® headstages are designed for TDT preamplifiers; however, adapters for other

amplifiers are available on request.

Ease of Connection with the ZIF-Clip® Headstage Holder

The ZIF-Clip® holder simplifies electrode insertion by securing your ZIF-Clip® headstage firmly, enabling use with most micromanipulators. Each holder uses a 3/32" diameter, 3" length rod and is designed for use with the specified ZIF-Clip® headstage dimension.

Good practice for behavioral studies

Test your protocol or recording hardware without disturbing your awake behaving subject.

Because of the variability inherent in behavioral experiments, everything from prenatal events up to the present moment, affect results of the awake subjects in a behavioral studies.


Reduce hardware variability by setting-up and testing the recording part of your system as you would during your experiment with the FB128 in place of the subject and electrodes. The simulator can operate in eight different modes and includes an inhibitory/excitatory option for even more output variations.


FB128  Neural Simulator >

ZIF-Clip® Demonstration

Our long lasting, highly reliable headstages enable stress-free connection without anesthetizing the subject.  The headstage automatically aligns to the ZIF-Clip® connector, producing a firm lock between the headstage and probe.

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