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Hardware history



Power3A

2016

  • Manufacturing benefits
Power1401-3A

Power3

2012

  • Faster processor with floating point
  • Dynamic clamp speed tripled over the Power 2
  • Faster (2x) data rate to the host by DMA
  • USB rate is double that of the Power 2, by DMA
  • DACs are de-glitched
  • Larger memory, 1G upgradable to 2G
Power1401-3

Power mkII

2007

  • Faster processor; 4x faster than the Power 1
  • Much faster (5x) data rate to the host by DMA
  • Much faster waveform output via DAC silo
  • Temperature sensor incorporated
  • Software selectable ±5 or ±10 V range
  • Option to synchronise with other Micros or Powers
  • Larger memory, 512M upgradable to 1G
Power1401 mkII

  • ADC speed increased from 400 to 625kHz
  • Option to synchronise with other Micros or Powers
Power1401 625kHz

Power mkI

1999

  • ADC and DAC resolution increased to 16 bits
  • Faster ADC than Micro 1
  • Faster processor; 30x faster than the Micro 1
  • Larger memory than Micro 1; 32M
  • USB2 interface
  • Firmware updatable from the web site
  • Internal clock source improved to 10MHz from 4MHz in Micro 1
  • Several expansion top box options
  • Programmable gain option
Power1401 mkI


Micro4

2019

  • Faster ADC - 1MHz
  • DACs are de-glitched and faster
  • 2 DAC outputs standard; option of 2 more
  • Faster processor; 3 - 8x faster than the Micro 3
  • 3 - 5x faster communication with the host computer
  • 32MB internal memory; 8x larger
  • Manufacturing benefits
Micro1401-4

Micro3

2010

  • DAC resolution increased to 16 bits
  • Much faster waveform output via DAC silo
  • Faster processor; 1.43x faster than the Micro 2
  • 64 channel ADC expansion top box option
  • Temperature sensor incorporated
  • Software selectable ±5 or ±10 V range
  • Parallel interface, ISA or PCI no longer supported
Micro1401-3

Micro mkII

2007

  • USB2 interface now integral
  • Firmware updatable from the web site
  • Faster ADC
  • Faster processor; 6.2x faster than the Micro 1
  • Larger memory option
  • Internal clock source improved to 10MHz from 4MHz in Micro 1
  • Option to synchronise with other modern Micros or Powers
Micro1401 mkII

Micro mkI

1995

  • 4 ADC at 16 bits resolution, 2 DAC at 12 bits, 16 bits of digital I/O, optional USB1 host interface, ISA or PCI
  • Faster processor; 1.45x faster than the plus
  • Several expansion top box options
Micro1401 mkI

1401plus

1990

  • Faster processor; 20x faster than the 1401
  • Larger memory, 1M upgradable to 16M
  • Compatible with all Spike2 to V7, Signal to V6
1401plus

1401

1983

  • 16 ADC, 4 DAC, all at 12 bits resolution, 16 bits of digital I/O
  • Some expansion card options
  • Memory: less than 64kB
  • Compatible with: Spike2 V3 only, Signal to V4

Cambridge Electronic Design Limited

Registered in England: 00972132

Registered office:

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

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
CAGE/NCAGE: KB797
NAICS: 423490
Commodity codes
Hardware: 84716070
Software: 85234945
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By email:

info@ced.co.uk

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

(Int.+44) (0)1223 420186

From North America (Toll Free):

1 800 345 7794

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