Tuning Made Easy: NeuroLux Launches the Autotuner

Posted On: Friday, May 31, 2019

NeuroLux has launched the Autotuner, an upgrade to the manual Antenna Tuner Box which matches the impedance of the source and the antenna. This step is crucial to the overall performance of the NeuroLux system, with accurate tuning corresponding to maximized power transfer to the implantable devices in any antenna configuration, and lab environment. However, this procedure is quite a difficult task as users struggle to place small jumpers on a circuit board enclosed in a small box of around 5 inches by 4 inches. Moreover, without being able to see the wireless implants performing in real time, users must rely on a secondary device: The Antenna Analyzer, to see how the tuning changes as they manually place each tiny jumper to modify the input impedance. This step that determines the system’s performance can take some veteran users 10 minutes to new users spending several hours to a couple of days.

To our loyal users for taking the time to perform this crucial yet challenging step and working towards achieving the right parameters, we have listened and are proud to present the Autotuner!; This latest version is a box of similar size but goes above and beyond to eliminate all the auxiliary equipment and circumvent the small jumpers to help finish your tuning in one step. The Antenna Analyzer has been replaced with LED indicators on the tuner box itself, and a pair of user-friendly dials substitutes the jumpers.

Now, one of the arguably most important steps to set up the NeuroLux system went from taking a couple of hours to a couple of minutes. We hope that this new product help eases the use of our technology!

For more information, please click HERE to go to the product launch page. Customers can start purchasing on May 31st, 2019. The Autotuner will be replacing the manual Antenna Tuner Box in the Starter Package as soon as July 2019. Please contact sales@neurolux.org for inquiries.

 

About NeuroLux

NeuroLux was founded in 2015, specializing in the commercialization of enabling technologies for the neuroscience research, with an emphasis on wireless and fully implantable tools for experiments in optogenetics. With over six years of research and with over 11 papers published, NeuroLux is committed to bringing the best products for the neuroscience community. The company, based in Evanston, IL, has its origins in collaborative research performed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northwestern University and Washington University.