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Technical Specifications

Waveform I/O
Waveform input: 4 channels on base unit more details
Total of 16, 28, 64 or 128 waveform inputs via expansion units
ADC: 16-bit, 1 MHz maximum aggregate sampling rate
Waveform output: 2 channels, optionally 4 more details
DACs: 16-bit, 1 microsecond settling time
Waveform I/O software selectable ±5V, or ±10V
System accuracy and noise: 0.05% of full scale ±1.5 bits RMS
Digital I/O
Digital inputs and outputs 5V TTL compatible, inputs over-voltage protected
16 digital inputs, 8 with change-of-state detection to micro-second accuracy
16 digital outputs, 8 clocked for microsecond accurate switching
Handshake lines for byte input and output more details
Clocks and Events
4 programmable clocks with 100nS resolution more details
BNC socket for clock inputs and event (clock start) connections
Processor and memory
32-bit ARM Cortex M7 processor running at 400MHz
32 MBytes of fast read-write memory
Firmware updates: downloadable
Case and power supply
Size: 366 x 48 x 217mm (14.4 x 1.75 x 8.5 ins) (W x H x D)
Rack mount for standard 19 inch laboratory racks
External 110-240V 50-60 Hz auto-sensing power supply, 15W approx.
12 Volt DC power option for mobile, trolley or remote applications
Synchronize (time lock) multiple Micro1401s and Power1401s
Host interface
USB 2.0
Rear view of the Micro1401-4

Rear view of the Micro1401-4


Software compatible with CED 1401, Power1401 and 1401plus at application level.

Runs CED Spike2, Signal and applications written for the CED 1401 family of interfaces.

Drivers for Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and 32-bit and 64-bit XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 10. Intel Macintosh running Windows.

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Cambridge Electronic Design Limited

Registered in England: 00972132

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