The 1401 family

The 1401 is available in two forms: the Power and the Micro. The Micro is smaller and has all the ports that most users need. It is expandable by adding top boxes. For more demanding applications, we recommend the Power1401. All types of 1401 run the same high level software.

The prices below are for complete instruments, ready to be installed and used on their host computers.

Read about how to choose between a Micro1401 and a Power1401.


Power1401-3A for PC via USB 2.0


Micro1401-3 for PC via USB 2.0


Expansion by Top-Boxes

ADC16 top-box with 16 waveform input channels





Top-box for Spike2, additional 8 waveform inputs, 2 waveform outputs and 6 digital inputs



Top-box with 64 waveform input channels (Micro-3 only)



Top-box for Signal, additional 8 waveform inputs, 4 waveform outputs, and 2 digital outputs



Top-box for Spike2, additional 6 digital inputs and 6 digital outputs



Programmable gain, x1, x2, x5, x10 for 8 waveform inputs in the Signal -5 or Spike2 -9 top-box



Programmable gain, x1, x2, x5, x10 for 16 waveform inputs in the base unit or -3 top-box


Contact CED to factory-fit these options to an existing unit; there is an additional labour cost of £150
Cambridge Electronic Design Limited

Registered in England: 972132

Registered office:

  • Cambridge Electronic Design Limited,
  • Technical Centre,
  • 139 Cambridge Road,
  • Milton,
  • Cambridge CB24 6AZ

VAT: GB 214 2617 96

Producer Registration number: WEE/BD0050TZ

Terms and Conditions of Sale

For our US customers, we can provide tax form W-8BEN, that identifies us as a UK company.

DUNS: 219151016
NAICS: 423490
Commodity codes
Hardware: 84716070
Software: 85234945

By email:

By post:
  • Cambridge Electronic Design Limited,
  • Technical Centre,
  • 139 Cambridge Road,
  • Milton,
  • Cambridge CB24 6AZ
By telephone:

(Int.+44) (0)1223 420186

From North America (Toll Free):

1 800 345 7794


Privacy policy

CED, through this site, does two things that relate to privacy. We would like to explain them.

Emails from down-loads

We offer free down-loads of many files on our site, from test programs to complete install files for updated versions of major packages like Spike2 and Signal.

When customers wish to take a down-load of a major package, we ask a few questions, including their name, email address, the serial number of the software for which they seek an upgrade and whether they would like an automatic email whenever we update the product. This information is emailed back to CED when they access the final down-load screen. Within this email, your browser transmits the type and version of browser you are using, and the screen resolution you are running.

The reasons why we take and keep this information are that it is useful for our software development team to know who has taken the latest versions, and it is useful for our web site development team to know which browsers people are using to view our site, and what resolution they have their screens set to.


When people down-load a major package, we try to write a cookie, a small file in your computer, that records your name, serial number of the software package, and the version you are down-loading. These files have a lifetime of one year.

The reasons for storing this information are firstly that if you ask for another down-load some other time, your details are read from the cookie and are pre-written into the form, to save you looking them up again. The other reason is that next time you access our site, your browser looks through your CED cookies and compares the versions down-loaded with the latest version numbers read from our site. If there is a later version of a product you have already down-loaded, we tell you on the home page screen, so you know that it is worth going to the down-load page again.

None of this information is ever given to anyone outside CED. ×