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Two-dimensional multi-channel neural probes with electronic depth control

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This paper presents multi-electrode arrays for in vivo neural recording applications incorporating the principle of electronic depth control (EDC), i.e., the electronic selection of recording sites along slender probe shafts independently for multiple channels. Two-dimensional (2D) arrays were realized using a commercial 0.5- μm complementary-metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) process for the EDC circuits combined with post-CMOS micromachining to pattern the comb-like probes and the corresponding electrode metallization. A dedicated CMOS integrated front-end circuit was developed for pre-amplification and multiplexing of the neural signals recorded using these probes.
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
ISSN: 1932-4545
Issue: 5
Volume: 5
Pages: 403 - 412
Publication year:2011