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Element Icon TMSi Signal Device
Category: Signal Acquisition AddIn: Signal Processing
Creator: OkazoLab Scope: Experiment
Owns Snippets: None Usage: Snippets


NameDescription                              ConstraintsTypeOn
TMSi Settings
Requested Sampling Rate        Defines the desired sampling rate (samples per second) of EEG amplifier. If the value is not supported the hardware sets the default rate.                Int32         
Actual Sampling Rate        Returns the actual sampling rate of EEG amplifier. The value is updated on the startup of the experiment.                Double         
Signal Generator
Signal Source        Defines a source for the signal. The emulated rhythmes can be used for offline validation of the chosen analysis settings                enEmul..         
Emulated Sampling Rate        Defines the emulation sampling rate (samples per second), when data is generated or streamed from a file.                Double         
Primary Frequency        Defines the frequency of the primary rhythm in the generated signal, in Hz. Assign the zero to exclude the primary frequency from the generated signal.                Double         
Secondary Frequency        Defines the frequency of the secondary rhythm in the generated signal, in Hz. The secondary frequency magnitude is a half of the primary frequency magnitude. Assign the zero to exclude the secondary frequency from the generated signal.                Double         
Noise Level        Defines the noise level (in % to the norm magnitude of the primary frequency). The noise is added to the generated signal. Assign the zero the exclude the noise from the generated signal.                Double         
External Datafile        Opens the dialog for selecting a data file containing a stream of double numbers representing a signal. If a file name without a path is defined, the data file will be picked up in the location of the experiment file.                String         
Channel Configuration
Selected Channels        Defines what signal channels are selected for acquisition within EventIDE. Selected channels are registered in the EventIDE signal pool at runtime and become available for the signal analysis elements.                IList         
Selected Channel Count        Indicates how many signal channels are currently selected for acquisition                Int32         
Total Channel Count        Indicates how many signal channels are available for acquisition in the total                Int32         
Buffer Size        Defines the size (in samples) of a circular buffer that stores incoming signal data.                Int32         
Runtime Control
Reset Signals Now        Runtime commands that resets the signal buffers and data acquisition                Boolean         
Is Enabled        If set to false the element is completely omitted when the experiment is run                Boolean         
Title        Title of the element                String         

TMSi Signal Device Element allows real-time signal acquisition with TMSi EEG amplifiers and QuickAmp amplifiers by Brain Products.


The TMSi Signal element is capable of reading an EEG signal conveyed through EEG hardware supporting the TMSi protocol. As an experiment starts, the element begins receiving data and buffering samples into circular buffers, maintained by EventIDE (the buffers can collect data from multiple signal acquisition elements). The signal processing elements, e.g. Signal Analyzer element can be then used to monitor and analyze the buffered signals at runtime. Fast buffering and processing time in EventIDE (down to 1ms) allows instant detection of signal characteristics and, subsequently, various forms of signal-based feedback control in experiment.

Practical Use

  1. Add a new TMSi Signal element to any event in your experiment (the element is global and works from the start to the end of experiment).
  2. Select the added element to browse its properties in the Property panel.
  3. Sets the desired sampling rate via the corresponding property. Use only values supported by your EEG hardware. The actual sampling rate will be returned by the Actual Sampling Rate property after the start of experiment.
  4. Select the channels for acquisition and buffering within EventIDE via the Selected channels property.
  5. Use the signal processing elements to access the buffered data.


  • The element requires the TMSi driver of the version 7 and above

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