A major advantage of programmable amplifiers is the degree of interaction between the signal conditioner and the application software recording the data. The 1902 is directly controlled through the CED data acquisition and analysis programs Spike2 and Signal, or through a stand-alone control application.

  • Trigger input converter from high-level pulses or switch closures to 5V TTL
  • Overload indicators with software readback
  • EMG filter with full wave rectifier and programmable post-filter gain
  • 16-bit ADC for digitisation of transducer and other low-bandwidth signals and transmission of results down the serial line
Software controllable features

  • Programmable gain with readback
  • Digital filters generated according to user-entered filter cut off values
  • Optional input clamping
  • Selectable mains notch filter
  • AC/DC coupling
  • Dynamically controlled 12-bit offset

1902 control panel

1902 control panel

The isolated electrode input

The 1902 is designed to a specification worked out in conjunction with major UK physiological laboratories for an isolated amplifier to comply with EN 60601-1. It provides a low noise differential electrode input developed specifically for EEG, EMG, ECG and evoked potential applications.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The 1902 is research equipment and is not sold as a medical device within the meaning of the European Medical Devices Directive.

The transducer input port (non-isolated)

The transducer input port is suitable for use with a wide range of bridge and other transducers. It will accept single-ended and differential inputs and provides 5 volt and 12 volt outputs to supply the excitation voltages required by many transducers. Applications include: isometric force, strain gauges, temperature, pressure, acceleration, displacement and goniometers.

The 1902 is available in a transducer-only form with no isolated electrode input.

Input clamp example ×
Input clamp example
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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.

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