MP160 System
  • MP160 System

  • Highly Flexible System for Life Science Research

  • Product No: NS-1065
  • Manufacturer: Biopac
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MP160 data acquisition and analysis systems with AcqKnowledge software provide a flexible tool for life science research. All systems are compliant with any Ethernet (UDP) ready computer running Windows or Mac. Record multiple data channels with variable sample rates to maximize storage efficiency at speeds up to 400 kHz (aggregate). Directly connect the computer to a single MP160 unit via the provided ETHUSB Ethernet adapter, or access multiple MP160 systems by connecting a switch box to the adapter*.

The base MP160 data acquisition system includes:

  • Data acquisition unit: MP160
  • Interface module: HLT100C
  • AcqKnowledge® software CD
  • License key (iLok USB) for AcqKnowledge 4.3+
  • Software Guide (PDF)
  • Ethernet Connection
  • ETHUSB Ethernet adapter and Crossover Cable
  • Power Supply



System Features

  • Consolidated Hardware Support – MP160, MP150, MP36R, Mobita, BioHarness BT
  • Linked acquisitions
  • Focus Areas
  • Data Integration – Noldus Observer X and SMI BeGaze
  • Animal ECG Boundary Detection


Technical Specifications


Max Sample Rate, MP Internal Memory: 

200 K samples/sec (400 K aggregate)

PC Memory/Disk:

200 K samples/sec (400 K aggregate)

Internal Buffer:

6 M samples

Waveform Output Buffer:

500 K samples

Serial Interface Type/Rate:

Ethernet: UDP (10M bits/sec)

Transmission Type:


Maximum cable length:

100 meters (Ethernet cable)

Power Requirements:

12 VDC @ 2 amp (uses AC150A)


10 cm x 11 cm x 19 cm


1.0 kg

Operating Temperature Range:

0-70° C

Operating Humidity Range:


OS Compatibility:

Ethernet Interface:
Windows: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.x, 10
Mac: OS X
USB Interface:
Windows: Not supported
Mac: Not supported

Analog Inputs

Number of Channels:


Absolute Maximum Input:

±15 V

Operational Input Voltage:

±10 V

A/D Resolution:

16 Bits

Accuracy (% of FSR):


Input impedance:

1.0 MΩ


Analog Outputs

Number of Channels:


Max output with acquisition:

2 channels

Output Voltage Range:

±10 V

D/A Resolution:

16 bits

Accuracy (% of FSR):


Output Drive Current:

±5 mA (max)

Output Impedance:



Digital I/O

Number of Channels:


Voltage Levels:


Digital I/O Logic Type:


Input Voltage Range:

-0.5 V to 5.5 V (max)

Input Clamp Current:

±20 mA (max)

Output Drive Current:

±20 mA (max)

External Trigger Input:

TTL, CMOS compatible

Logic Level Thresholds:

Input Low Voltage: 1.50 V (max)
Input High Voltage: 3.45 V (min)


Time Base

Min Sample Rate:

2 samples/hour

Trigger Options:

Internal, External or Signal Level



Amplifier Module Isolation:

Provided by the MP unit, isolated clean power

CE Marking:

EC Low Voltage and EMC Directives

Leakage current: ​​​​​​

<8 µA (Normal), <400 µA (Single Fault)


2 A (fast below)

Please note: Important! This product is for research applications only. Not a medical device as defined in EU directive 93/42/EEC. Not designed or intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of disease.