Microcontrollers as inexpensive pulse generators and parallel processors in electrophysiological experiments

D. Schild, A. Gennerich, H. A. Schultens

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Although microcontrollers are now found in a rapidly expanding range of applications, they have not yet been employed in electrophysiological experiments. As many experiments are currently using a PC, the additional costs for the microcontroller, some simple electronics and the necessary software are about an order of magnitude less than the costs for a second computer with the appropriate interface and software. In this article, a microcontroller-based pulse generator is described which has several advantages over most other types of pulse generators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-307
Number of pages3
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1996
Externally publishedYes



  • Microcontroller
  • Pulse generator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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