Application Software

Currently, you can acquire data from Neuropixels 1.0 probes with either of two software packages:

  • SpikeGLX is being developed by Bill Karsh at Janelia Research Campus.

  • The Open Ephys GUI is an open-source, plugin-based application developed by Josh Siegle and Jakob Voigts.

 

Both packages use the same underlying API (application programming interface) to communicate with the probes, so their functionality as far as acquiring data should be identical, though they differ in their graphical display, interface for modifying probe settings, options for online data processing, and file formats for saving data. 

NOTE: Refer to the Neuropixels User Manual for additional information.