AcqKnowledge: Newest Features

BIOPAC software license KEY11New Features and Enhancements Increase the Power & Flexibility of AcqKnowledge!

AcqKnowledge software is included with each MP160 and MP36R System and some integrated systems; it can also be purchased separately.

Check BIOPAC Software Compatibility. For a more complete description of features, see the “AcqKnowledge 5 Software Guide.”

AcqKnowledge 5 users: this is a free upgrade–contact to confirm your original purchase and receive download details. To upgrade to the current release from an older version of AcqKnowledge, see Upgrade Options.

AcqKnowledge software is licensed for a single user for use on one MP System. To use multiple MP Systems, see our Site License Program.

AcqKnowledge 5.0.8 New Features

  • Support for Workflow Automation licensed functionality (Workflow is also included with Scripting licenses)
  • Support for MP36AR
  • Trial period for software licensed features
  • Check software to download/install available updates Windows only
  • Derivative calculation channel
  • Finite Difference calculation channel and Transform menu option
  • Assembly for Stimulus Presentation Windows only
  • Trigger for Stimulus Presentation Windows only
  • Export event marks and data to MATLAB/Octave
  • Import event marks option for semi-colon delimited text file
  • Modified sample data/template files
  • Bug fixes

AcqKnowledge 5.0.7 New Features

AcqKnowledge 5.0.7 is for Windows only

  • Support for Noninvasive Blood Pressure Systems NIBP100E and NIBP100E-HD
  • Integration of Scent Delivery System SDS200-SYS with stimulus presentation
  • Bug fixes

AcqKnowledge 5.0.6 New Features

  • Support for Licensed Features and hardware integration:
    • Argus eye tracking glasses
    • EyeTech eye tracking bars
    • AcqKnowledge Stimulus Presentation for eye tracking bars:
      This licensed feature enables users to create stimulus programs from within the AcqKnowledge application, thereby bypassing the need for third-party stimulus software. The AcqKnowledge Stimulus Presentation program simplifies the setup and running of stimulus protocols, while integrating the stim output with available Eye Tracking and FaceReader, in addition to the full range of physiological signals supported by AcqKnowledge and the MP160 System.
    • B-Alert X24 headset
  • New filtering options for EEG analysis:
    • Filter Multiple Channels at Once allows FIR, IIR, or Comb Band Stop filters to be selectively applied to a single EEG channel or to multiple EEG channels at the same time
  • Event marks with transparent backgrounds
  • Ability to easily export snapshot of current registry content (Windows only)
  • Bug Fixes


AcqKnowledge 5.0.5

  • B-Alert ESU multi-channel external sync support
  • NICO100D Smart Amp support (also supports forthcoming EBI100D)
  • EMG100D and fEMG100D Smart Amps: comb filter on/off
  • Bug fixes

AcqKnowledge 5.0.4

  • Smart Amplifier” support—100D Series biopotential and transducer amps

AcqKnowledge 5.0.3

  • B-Alert System users: 64-bit support
  • Stellar Telemetry License users: New features, including 64-bit support, Real-Time Mode (allows data to be streamed directly from Stellar units into AcqKnowledge), Data Preview mode, Communication Test, and more
  • macOS High Sierra support (10.13)
  • Bug fixes

AcqKnowledge 5.0.2

  • Support for the new BioNomadix Smart Center
  • Analysis Shortcuts—allows easy access to Specialized Analysis options from within a data channel
  • AcqKnowledge 5 and AcqKnowledge 4 can now run side-by-side on the same computer
  • FaceReader Integration License update: add-on now supports FaceReader 7
  • Stellar Telemetry License update: add-on functionality was enhanced

AcqKnowledge 5.0

  • Consolidated hardware support: MP160, MP150, MP36R, Mobita, and BioHarness Research Systems (not MP100)
    • AcqKnowledge also supports fNIR devices (data must be recorded into fNIR software and imported, as is done in AcqKnowledge 4), SMI eye tracking devices & Experiment Center, E-Prime, and SuperLab.
    • Note: B-Alert X10 and Stellar Research Systems are compatible up to AcqKnowledge 4.4.2 (updates in process); data can be imported to AcqKnowledge 5.0
  • 64-bit architecture—requires a 64 bit operating system
    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 64 bit, Windows 8.1 64 bit, and 7 64 bit supported (32 bit OS, including Windows XP, are not* supported)
    • OS X 10.11, 10.10, and 10.9 supported (these are all automatically 64 bit operating systems)
  • Improved performance—accesses more memory

AcqKnowledge 4.4.2

  • Arbitrary wave stimulation for MP36R units (output an arbitrary wave similar to the arbitrary wave output for MP150 stimulator)
  • Toggle visibility of individual PV loops and of fitted slopes in Pressure-Volume Loop analysis
  • Easily open scripts from within AcqKnowledge
  • Sweep display mode during acquisition added
  • Automatic fixed delay option for NIBP100D when BioNomadix is being used
  • Disable closing of Check Impedance Control Panel while the check impedance is in progress.
  • Determine file version in scripting
  • Access About panel from the Startup Wizard
  • Extract file details from the OS

AcqKnowledge 4.4.1

  • More Stellar Specialized Analysis options
  • RSA Time-series option added to HRV & RSA Specialized Analysis
  • Collapsible channels – quickly hide and show single or multiple channels with one click
  • Support for new BioNomadix Data Logger:
    • Proper support for time zones
    • Transmission quality metric for evaluating RF interference
  • Enhanced support for B-Alert Wireless EEG System
  • Enhanced support for Stellar Telemetry System
  • Dropbox™ support – save/retrieve AcqKnowledge files to/from a Dropbox account
  • Updated installer
  • Windows 10 support
  • Bug fixes
AcqKnowledge 4.4 — Watch tutorials to learn more
  • Automated Analysis Enhancements
    • Estimated Cardiac Output from Blood Pressure – new Hemodynamics Automated Analysis option
    • EEG Seizure Detection – new routine for locating seizures in long-term small animal EEG recordings
    • HRV & RSA Automation Enhancements – Statistical analysis: Multi-epoch HRV; Spectral Analysis: Multi-epoch HRV and RSA, Single-epoch HRV; R-R Poincare Plot, RSA -Time Series
  • New Licensed Feature options
  • New Hardware Integration
  • GPS Integration – import GPS data to synchronize physiological data with physical location
  • FIR Filter Calculation Channel – apply high quality FIR filters in real time
  • Slew Rate Limiter – precise real-time or offline tool for denoising and removing motion artifact
  • Event-based Rate Measurements – extract the mean, median and standard deviation of online and offline Rate outputs
  • Elapsed Timers – stopwatch, elapsed timer, and alarm to time experiment protocols
  • Sequential File Merge – merge separate graphs into appended segments within the same graph
  • PDF integration – embed PDFs of procedures, analysis, etc. into graph files and journals
  • Dataquest File Format Import
  • Simplified user interface and UI updates
  • New sample data files
AcqKnowledge 4.3
    Linked acquisitions

  • Focus Areas
  • Data Integration
    • Noldus Observer XT import/export
    • SMI BeGaze import/export
  • Animal ECG Boundary Detection
  • Pressure-Volume Loop Analysis – Additional License Required
  • User Interface Enhancements
    • Tabbed graph interface
    • Textual Value Toolbar on Graph Window
    • Selection Palette Button and Enhancements
    • Window Size Preference
    • Configure Number of Horizontal Measurements
    • Remove Text Annotations from Single Channel
    • Journal Dock Location Option
    • Linked Selections
    • Autoscale single or multiple channels
    • Pin window to top
  • Presets for Rate, Measurements, and Expressions
  • Channel Specific Grids
  • Multi-Channel Simultaneous EEG Analysis
  • Find Cycle Improvements
  • Media Capture – high frame rate camera support
  • Consolidated Hardware Support – MP150, MP36R, B-Alert
  • B-Alert Wireless EEG Enhancements
  • ICG Analysis Improvements

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