Doric Neuroscience Studio

Our vast product line allows you to assemble systems for miniaturized fluorescence microscopy, fiber pho-
tometry and optogenetically synchronized electrophysiology. The Doric Neuroscience Studio is an intuitive software which allows you to control the hardware and acquire all the required data simultaneously.

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DORIC STUDIO V5.3.2.0 (67MB)
 

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The free Doric Neuroscience Studio software incorporates different modules for each devices connected. The existing modules allow you to:

 

Device control:

  • Control our programmable LED Drivers.
  • Control our Laser Diode Module Driver.
  • Control our Ce:YAG Fiber Light Source Driver.
  • Acquire the voltage of a chosen light source input BNC.
  • Acquire data for our Fiber Photometry System.
  • Record feed of our Behavioral Tracking Camera.
  • Control our Fluorescence Microscope Driver.
  • Control our Optogenetically Synchronized Electrophysiology System.
  • Control our Optogenetics TTL Pulse Generator (OTPG) to create complex pulse protocols.


In addition to controlling the devices, the software contains freely available analysis modules that can be used to process data acquire from the different systems.

Data analysis:

  • Microscope Image Analysis module (image alignment, ΔF/F, trace export)
  • Photometry Analysis module (channel arithmetics, ΔF/F).
  • (Beta) Optrode Simulator for calculation of illumination volume in the brain.
  • Electrophysiology Analysis module (filters, arithmetics, spike finding and sorting).
  • (Available soon) Behavior Tracking Analysis module (open-field tracking, travel distance and speed).


RELEASE UPDATE (2019-01-23)

GENERAL

  • Creation of a new .doric file format based on HDF5 format. It is now possible to choose between the standard extension (.csv, .tiff, .avi) and the .doric.
  • Adds a Check For Updates tool in the Help menu (requires an internet connection).
  • Multiple bug fixes and optimizations.

FIBER PHOTOMETRY CONSOLE

  • Now possible to demodulate multiple signals per analog inputs. The lock-in demodulation is applied by the software, and it is possible now possible to save the raw data alongside the demodulated data.
  • The timestamps jitter is reduced below 1 µs between points.
  • Keeping 60 second of point buffer for display, and saving to disk every 0.025 second regardless of the sampling rate.

LIGHT SOURCES

  • Adds "Smoothing Edges" function, allowing to define the rising and falling time of a square pulse (requires firmware motherboard >= 2.18.1 and channel >= 4.7.0).

MICROSCOPE

  • Controls all the microscope models (basic, efocus, 2-color).
  • Adds Crop, Bin, Pseudocolor and different ROI drawing shapes (rectangle, square, circle, freehand).

PHOTOMETRY ANALYZER

  • Now possible to specify the time range over which apply the processing.
  • Adds frequency (IIR) filters.

IMAGE ANALYZER

  • Adds "Batch Processing" function that allows for the application of the user-defined processing workflow on every image files in a folder.

BREAKING CHANGES

  • The FPC configuration files saved with previous software versions (< 5.3.x) are not compatible with the versions 5.3.x and must be re-created.

Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 7, 8, 10; 64-bit
Memory4 GB RAM minimum, 8 GB RAM recommended
Processor speed2 GHz & 4 cores minimum, 3 GHz & 8 cores recommended
Hard Drive500 MB of free hard disk space
  • CAD$0.00

    Doric programmable LED Drivers are available in 1-, 2-, and 4-channel versions. When connected to a Connectorized LED having an eprom memory, the LED Driver recognizes the LED wavelength and automatically sets the maximum current value to avoid accidental overdriving.

    CAD$0.00
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    This driver has been designed for the Basic Snap-in and the Optogenetically Synchronized Fluorescence Microscope Bodies.

    CAD$0.00
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    The Laser Diode Module Driver available in 1, 2 and 4 channel models is controlled manually or by a computer via USB.

    CAD$0.00
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    The Electrophysiology Console is a FPGA based component that control bilateral wireless communication between the computer and the Fi-Wi headstage.

    CAD$0.00
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    This FPGA based data acquisition unit synchronizes the output control and the acquisition of the input data. This device seamlessly integrates with Doric Neuroscience Studio, which provides the user-interface for multi-channel photometry experiments.

    CAD$0.00