Faraday Cages and Amplifiers

Amplifiers and sensing cages for seamless integration into your research workflow

FARADAY CAGES

Our customizable Faraday cages and adapters serve as an interface between the amplifiers in your lab and pores fabricated inside NNi’s flow cells. We support all common amplifiers and can easily adapt as needed. 

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VC100 - HIGH BANDWIDTH AMPLIFIER

The Chimera VC100 is a low-noise, high-bandwidth current measurement system well suited for nanopore sensing in the MHz range.

It consists of a small preamplifier connected by a cable to a custom data acquisition
unit. The system is controlled over USB.

Specifications: 

  • Gain:  100 MOhm

  • Bandwidth: DC – 1 MHz

  • Current Measurement Rise/Fall Time < 1 µs

  • RMS Noise  (open input): 0.5 pArms (0.1 Hz – 1 kHz), 1.5 pArms (0.1 Hz – 1 MHz)

  • Voltage Clamp: +/- 1V (differential;  not ground referenced)

  • Dynamic Range: +/- 20 nA

  • Headstage Dimensions: 1.3 x 2 in  (3.3 x 5.1 cm)

  • Acquistion Unit Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 5 in (26 x 26 x 13 cm)

  • PC Interface: USB 3.0

  • Maximum Continuous Sample Rate: 4.167 MS/s

  • Resolution: 14-bit 

NNi AMPLIFIER - HIGH RANGE AMPLIFIER

For lower bandwidth, higher dynamic range applications, we offer an integrated sensing solution. Our flow cells can be easily moved from the Spark-E2 to the amplifier for complete workflow, from fabrication to sensing. 

Specifications: 

  • Open input (RMS) noise (Voltage range ±700mV) : 70 fA rms @ 1kHz – 244 fA rms @ 10 kHz – 2,29 pA rms @ 100 kHz

  • Open input (RMS) noise (Voltage range ±2000mV) : 100 fA rms @ 1kHz – 415 fA rms @ 10 kHz – 3,51 pA rms @ 100 kHz

  • Current ranges: ±200pA (Gain 2.25GΩ), ±2nA (Gain 225MΩ), ±20nA (Gain 22.5MΩ), ±200nA (Gain 2.25MΩ)

  • Voltage hold ranges: ±700mV (ultra low noise); ±2000mV (low noise)

  • Parametric voltage protocols

  • Max sampling rate: 200 kHz

  • Available bandwidth between 62.5 Hz to 100 kHz

  • USB powered