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UltraSoundGate 416-200

part # 34161
# 34162
Ultrasound recording interface with 4 balanced analog inputs, USB 1.1 interface and water-proof transport case.
UltraSoundGate 416 front
UltraSoundGate 416, front view
UltraSoundGate 416 back
UltraSoundGate 416, back view
Number of channels 4 (4 separate A/D converters)
ADC type Delta-Sigma architecture with integrated adaptive anti-aliasing filter
Resolution 16 bit (fs<=500kHz) or 8 bit (fs<=750kHz)
Maximum aggregate sample rate 500 kHz / 16 bit or 1 MHz / 8 bit
Sample rates (1 channel / 16 bit) [kHz] 500, 375, 300, 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Sample rates (2 channels / 16 bit) [kHz] 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Sample rates (1 channel / 8 bit) [kHz] 750, 500, 375, 300, 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Sample rates (2 channels / 8 bit) [kHz] 500, 384, 375, 300, 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Sample rates (3 channels / 8 bit) [kHz] 300, 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Sample rates (4 channels / 8 bit) [kHz] 250, 214, 187.5, 166.6, 150, 125, 100, 75, 62.5, 50
Frequency response (-3dB, external input without mic) 20 Hz - 370 kHz
Acoustic monitor output no
Overload indicator (red LED) yes
Peak level meter (4 LEDs) no
Input sensitivity (max trim) -43.2dBV = -41 dBu = 6.9 mVrms
Input sensitivity (min trim) -3.2dBV = -1 dBu = 0.69 Vrms
Input sensitivity (max trim) step gain option -31.8 dBV = -29 dBu = 25.6 mVrms
Input sensitivity (min trim) step gain option 2.1 dBV = 4 dBu = 1.28 Vrms
Gain adjustment potentiometer 40 dB continuous range (standard) or
33 dB range with 3 dB increments (optional)
Input impedance 50 kOhm
Analog input connectors female XLR-5 sockets
Other inputs external trigger (TTL-compatible), 4 digital inputs (TTL-compatible)
Computer interface USB 1.1, isochronous full-speed mode
Physical USB connection A-type USB cable fixed to the device
Maximum power supply current (drawn from the USB) 450 mA
Housing compact aluminum enclosure
Physical dimensions (W/H/D) in mm 103 x 56 x 145
Weight 600 g

This compact-sized system is the ideal choice for long-term automatic monitoring in behavioral experiments (e.g. drug testing). In conjunction with the available ultrasound microphones, the Avisoft-RECORDER software and the optional sound analysis software Avisoft-SASLab Pro, this system represents a fully integrated solution for various applications *. It is a complete out-of-the-box system with no need to struggle with potential interfacing problems between the various components (bat detector, PCI data acquisition board, cables, software, ...). The UltraSoundGate installation procedure is truly plug-and-play.

Other applications include field recording (e.g. bat echolocation/social calls or grasshopper songs) or passive localization of calling animals.

* Until recently, behavioral studies that required long-term ultrasound monitoring commonly used a simple technique that records the presence of ultrasound only. However, this technique has several limitations : narrow frequency range, no detailed information on the structure of the detected calls, preventing in-depth analysis of potentially various call types, difficulties in separating calls from environmental noise. Listen to a few examples of rat ultrasonic vocalizations recorded with UltraSoundGate.


UltraSoundGate 416-200 Principle

Principle of the UltraSoundGate 416-200

Recommended accessories for UltraSoundGate 416-200 (part# 34161)

  • 4 x condenser ultrasound microphone (part# 40011) or electret ultrasound microphone (part# 40001) with extension cables
  • Recording and real-time spectrogram software Avisoft-RECORDER USG, multi-channel, v2.9 for UltraSoundGate 416 (part# 10311)
  • Optionally : Sound analysis software Avisoft-SASLab Pro, version 4.40 (part# 10101)
See also the flyer UltraSoundGate advertising flyer (411KB pdf file).

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last modified on 07 September 2007

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