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Experimenter Real-time
Quick and Easy data acquisition, stimulation, data analysis and experimental control.  Flexible enough to create almost any experimental protocol from the most simple to the most complex--in only minutes.  No programming required!
Experimenter Real-time is an integrated plugin for the SciWorks Data Acquisition and Analysis package.   Click HERE for more information about SciWorks packages.

Supporting data acquisition hardware and optional instruments can also be added for a complete recording solution.
See also Experimenter Intan - high density recording AND multi-animal recording.
See also Experimenter BioRadio - wireless physiology recording in humans and animals.
Experimenter Real-time is a SciWorks plugin for real-time data acquisition, data analysis and experimental control. Unlike other data acquisition packages, Experimenter combines ALL of the functions of data acquisition, real-time analysis, experimental control and graphic display into a SINGLE easy to use application. In addition, the unique event driven structure and multi-threaded environment provides an easy and flexible method for creating almost any experimental protocol, from the most simple to the most complex--in only minutes. No programming required!

DataWave knows that your research changes and projects come and go. That is why Experimenter is such an invaluable tool. The flexibility of the product allows you to easily adopt it for a wide range of experimentation as your needs change.

Whether you are on the leading-edge of science or simply need a way to automate day-to-day lab procedures, Experimenter Real-time will help you improve productivity, simplify experimentation and minimize costs.

The Experimenter Real-time plugin is integrated as stand-alone SciWorks Data Acquisition package which you will find to be a reliable and much needed tool in your lab.

Data Acquisition (Analog and Digital Input)
- +Acquire from 1 to 128 channels of continuous ("no gap") or discrete ("sweep" mode) data
- Universal support for Analog to Digital (A/D) hardware from various manufacturers
- Support for various A/D bit resolutions including both 12 and 16 bit
- ++Read multiple digital ports for experiment control
- Acquire different channels using different sampling rates and A/D gain factors
- Calibrate data in terms of "user units" such as temperature, pressure, etc.
- Record both acquired and analyzed data to disk for off-line processing
- All data items are timestamped to 1 microsecond resolution with a high resolution clock
- Support for DataWave's VideoBench (Video Capture, Tracking and Monitoring)
Stimulus Generation and Analog/Digital Output
- Generate stimuli and acquire data at the same time
- A stimulus "List Generator" automates stimulus output and provides both random, pseudo-random and fixed output
- Generate analog waveform output for auditory or behavioral queuing
- Generate analog auditory stimuli including tones (straight, AM, FM), noise, clicks and custom
- Apply analog auditory stimuli effects such overlays, ramps, attenuations
- Play and manipulate .wav files for auditory stimulation
- Interface to various stimulators such as video, auditory or somatosensory
- +Multiple channels of analog output for variable amplitude pulses, pulse trains or waveform output
- ++Programmable counter/timers interface for complex pulses or pulse trains
- ++Write to multiple digital ports for experiment control
- Universal support for Digital to Analog (D/A) and other types of counter and IO hardware from various manufacturers
Data Analysis
- All Analysis can be performed while data is being acquired or from file playback
- Detect and extract events based on software window discriminators
- Real-time Multi-Unit Spike Sorting & Separation using the DataWave AutoSort plugin
- Extract key waveform parameters such as peak, valley, area, dV/dt, and many others
- Waveform averaging
- Event or spike triggered averaging
- Digital filtering
- Detect waveform bursts
- Detect spike/event bursts
- Rate meters and rate gauges
- Firing rate grids
- Perievent time (PETH), Inter-event interval (IEIH) histograms and Dot Rasters
- Cross Correlation Histograms
- Continuous Event interval analysis
- Signal conditioning such as auto-baseline and waveform smoothing
- Statistical calculations for waveform and single value data
- Fourier Analysis including various power calculations
- Sonograms and spectrograms
- Statistical distribution analysis and display
- Acquire to a real time spreadsheet for custom analysis and reporting
- N-ProbeTM Analysis for custom multi-array and multi-channel electrode analysis for tetrodes, stereotrodes and multi-array electrodes
- Perform math operations defined by custom equations to operate on single value or array data (i.e. histograms or waveforms)
- Curve fitting of single values
Data Display
- All data can be displayed while data is being acquired or analyzed
- Windows for displaying all types of data, including both acquired and analyzed
- Windows can be zoomed, auto-scaled, and both x and y axes can be controlled independently
- Extremely fast display options
- Numerous window controls for controlling windows independently or as a group
- Automatically hide, show and bring to top windows during experiment execution
Markers, Messaging and Data Annotation
- An unlimited number of flags and trial information can be recorded simultaneously with data
- Extensive updating capabilities of stimulus, counter, digital I/O in trial markers
- Trial markers and messages recorded in data files provide extensive off-line analysis capabilities
- Unique ability to assign identification (ID) information to different types of data
- Interactive marker editing (insert, move, delete) provided post experiment using the SciWorks DataView components.
External Equipment Interfacing and Control
- Interface for acquiring video with the DataWave's VideoBench (Video Capture, Tracking and Monitoring)
- External triggering of data acquisition
- Interface for control of external hardware using TTL triggering and Digital IO
File Output and Data Replay
- Write to or read from one or more files simultaneously during experimentation
- High performance file format allows for multiple data types (including raw, analyzed and markers) to be saved to the same file
- Multiple formats supported for both import and export (i.e. DDF, WorkBench, Discovery, ABF, CED, Neuralynx, Plexon, EDF, NEV, Neuroshare, and ASCII)
- Data can be replayed from file just as it was acquired using slower, actual, or faster timing
- Drag & Drop, Copy & Paste complete files or selected data for replay and analysis
Experimental Control, Execution and Timing
- Multiple procedures can be executed simultaneously and independently of each other
- Dynamically change experiment parameters while the experiment is executing
- Conditional experiment execution based on experimental results and external equipment
- Timers, counters and looping controls for automated experimentation
Custom User Interface
- Design your own menus to use during real-time and file playback
- Design your own dialogs to use both at real-time and file playback
Calibration
- Work with calibrated and non-calibrated data in the same experiment
- Both manual and automatic calibration techniques
- Calibration information saved to data files for easy replay of data in calibrated format
- Calibration settings can be stored in files and recalled for different types of experimentation
Timing Calibration
- Timing calibration provides synchronization for all timing mechanisms
- Timing calibration gaurantees high resolution timing for experiments lasting hours, days, weeks etc.
- Automatic timing calibration methods simplify the calibration process
- Timing calibrations can be stored on a "per device" basis
Experimental Design and User Interaction
- Complex experimental protocol can be easily created using a combination of events and objects
- Real-time logging of experiment protocols and execution
- Design status warn when settings are incomplete or incorrect even before execution
- Experiment protocols are easily defined with common defaults and intuitive settings
- Unlimited number of experimental definitions can be created, saved and recalled at any time
- Multithreaded and event driven execution for Windows XP, 7, 8 & 10
- Experiment execution allows complete user interaction
- Complete and thorough online help system, tutorials and samples make Experimenter easy to use
 +Dependent on the type of A/D converter board installed
 ++Dependent on the type of additional hardware (i.e. clock timer card installed)
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Computer & Operating System Requirements
- Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10
- 32 or 64 bit for real-time using USB data acquisition
- 32 bit for real-time using Legacy PCI data acquisition
- CD-ROM
- 35 Mb free disk space for installation
- Additional free disk space for data files (experiment dependent)
- USB 2.0 Port for USB data acquisition devices
- CPU speed and memory requirements can vary depending on the type of experimentation.

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