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MP160 Data Acquisition Systems

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The most trusted & flexible platform for life science research

16-Channel data acquisition & analysis system

MP160 Data Acquisition System
Part #: MP160WSW, MP160WS

MP160 data acquisition and analysis systems with AcqKnowledge software provide a flexible tool for life science research. MP160 data acquisition workstations include all hardware, software, cables, and guides you need to get started.

MP160 Data Acquisition Hardware—Ethernet-ready data acquisition and analysis unit can record multiple channels with differing sample rates; record at speeds up to 400 kHz (aggregate).

AcqKnowledge Acquisition & Analysis Softwareintuitive, interactive program lets you instantly view, measure, transform, analyze, and report data.

The modular, powerful data acquisition system interface can be used with BIOPAC’s amplifiers and accessories AND with equipment you already have. Place one or more MP160 Systems in a local area network (LAN). Use any computer in the LAN to record from any MP160 system in the network. The MP160WSW System ships with a USB 2.0 to Ethernet Adapter, 10/100 Mbps – ETHUSB.

To put together a system to match your research design, choose a Starter System and then add amplifier modules, transducers, and electrodes for your specific needs.

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Includes all hardware, software, cables & guides needed to get started. Flexible, modular system is easily tailored to specific research. Multiple interfaces & 3rd-party application support.

Multi-Discipline Flexibility

Applicable to over 40 academic research fields, plus neuromarketing & commercial applications. Approved for human & animal research.

Intuitive, Elegant AcqKnowledge Software

Powerful automated analysis for ECG, HRV, EEG, EMG, EGG, and many more. Instantly & easily view, measure, analyze, and transform data.

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AcqKnowledge Acquisition & Analysis Software

Perform complex data acquisition, stimulation, triggering, and automated analysis routines using simple pull-down menus and dialogs—no need to learn a programming language or new protocol. Online analysis settings, filters, and transformations provide real-time feedback, or you can choose from a wide variety of off-line analysis tools. Multiple display options are available during and after acquisition—just click on an icon to flip between Chart, Scope, X/Y, Overlapped segments, Histogram, or FFT. The software also includes quality presentation capabilities.

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  • AcqKnowledge  – click for software overview
  • AcqKnowledge 5 Features & Enhancements
    • Consolidated Hardware Support – MP160, MP150, MP36R, BioHarness BT
    • Windows 10 compatibility
    • 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
    • ICG Analysis Improvements

Licensed feature systems or add-ons for BIOPAC Basic Scripting, Pressure-Volume Loop analysis, Network Data Transfer, and Remote Monitoring


  • Includes a two user license for AcqKnowledge software; to use multiple MP Systems, see our Site License Program.

Data acquisition and analysis for Windows OSAcqKnowledge runs on Windows or Mac OS X – Compatibility: OS & Computer Requirements.


Watch NowWatch Tutorial Screencasts now to learn more about BIOPAC hardware, data acquisition, and analysis automation.

Integrating BIOPAC Research Systems | Data Acquisition & Analysis

What's New in AcqKnowledge 4.4

AcqKnowledge 4.4 GUI Overview

New User Interface Features in AcqKnowledge 4.3

Easy Experiment Set Up with AcqKnowledge

Introduction to AcqKnowledge | Measurements

Focus Areas | AcqKnowledge Tutorial

AcqKnowledge Playback Mode

Create a Toolbar for AcqKnowledge functions

AcqKnowledge Grid Functionality Tutorial

AcqKnowledge Installation Example

Journal Features in AcqKnowledge

Linked Acquisitions in AcqKnowledge

Preset Options in AcqKnowledge

Setting up Channels in AcqKnowledge


Application Notes




Knowledge Base



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