Biomedical Computer Science and Mechatronics

Institute of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

IEBE Research Lab

The IEBE lab supports research activies in electrical and biomedical engineering. Research areas include electrical measurement and signal processing, biosensors and bioelectronics, biomedical modeling and simulation, and bioinformatics.

Room: G2 005, phone: EXT 3983

IEBE lab equipment

The IEBE lab contains in addition to basic equipment for electrical and biomedical research measurement instrumentations, biomedical sensors and devices, computational infrastructure, supplies for cell biological experiments and many more (see below).

Computational Infrastructure
Simulation Workstation

CPU: 2 x Intel  Xeon Processor X5675 (6 cores per CPU, up to 3.46 GHz clock speed, 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache, 6.4 GT/s Intel® QPI Speed),  Memory: 72 GB DDR3-1333 ECC, expandable up to 192 GB memory capacity; Storage: Solid State Drive PCI-E x4 OCZ RevoDrive X2, 360 GB (PCI-Express, Read: Up to 740 MB/s, Write: Up to 690 MB/s), 2 x SATA 6Gb/s Western Digital Caviar Black, 1 TB, 64MB Cache, 7200upm; Motherboard: Intel Workstation Board S5520SC; Case: Intel Workstation Chassis SC5650WS, 1000W power supply; Graphics card: PCI-E PNY Quadro 2000, 1024MB GDDR5;


HP Elitedesk 800 G2 SFF, Intel Core i7 - 6700 3.4 Ghz, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, various software (e.g. LabVIEW, Matlab)


Diverse Measurement Instrumentations
NI PXI-1033 5-Slot PXI Measurement System with Integrated MXI-Express Controller

PXI-4110 Triple-Output Programmable DC Power Supply 3 independent DC power supplies - 0 to 6 V, 0 to 20 V, and 0 to -20 V, Ability to combine channels for higher voltage/current - up to 46 V or 2 A,16-bit voltage setpoint and current limits, 16-bit voltage/current readback, 20 mA current range for precision source capability with 400 nA current resolution

PXI 4072 6½-Digit PXI Digital Multimeter (DMM) and LCR Meter Measurements of voltages and currents up ±300 VDC and ±1 ADC,Superior measurement rates -- 6½ digits at 100 S/s, 5½ digits at 3 kS/s, 10 to 23-bit flexible resolution, 1.8 MS/s isolated, high-voltage waveform acquisition, Precision capacitance and inductance measurement capability

PXI-6281 M series DAQ, 18-Bit, 500 kS/s (Multichannel), 625 kS/s (1-Channel), 16 analog inputs; programmable 40 kHz lowpass filters, 2 16-bit analog outputs (2.8 MS/s); 24 digital I/O; two 32-bit, 80 MHz counters, Correlated DIO (8 clocked lines, 10 MHz); analog and digital triggering

Voltcraft SL-100 sound meter 30-130 dB

Digital sound level meter according to EN 61672-1 class 2 with an unbeatable set of features. In addition to standard features the SL-400 has a data logger and USB port. The device has a measuring range from 30 to 130 dB with auto-range function. The integrated data logger lets you store up to 32,000 measurements, which can transferred to your PC and processed using the software supplied. The software even allows an evaluationaccording to DIN 15905-5. 

Norsonic Nor118 sound meter 15-137 db

A precision hand held sound level meter, electronic level recorder and octave as well as third-octave band real time analyser with A- and C- or Z-weighting and statistics. The 120 dB dynamic range effectively eliminates the need for range setting (according to IEC 61672 class 1).

Far field EMC measurement kit

Far Field EMC Measurement Kit for all EMC measurements up to 9,4GHz incl. EN55011, EN55022 etc.. With Analyzer-Kit, BicoLOG EMC antenna and software. The kit includes: 1x SPECTRAN HF-60100 V4 (Freq. range: 1MHz to   9,4GHz), 1x SPECTRAN NF-5030 (Freq. range: 1Hz to 1MHz), 1x HyperLOG 60100 (Freq. range: 680MHz to 10GHz), 1x BicoLOG 20100E (Freq. range: 20MHz to 1GHz)

Survey Meter PM 1405

Polimaster PM1405 is a compact multifunction survey meter, capable of measuring X-ray, gamma and beta radiation. Applications: radiation control services personnel, first responders, employees of security service and customs, as well as personnel whose work includes solving problems of local gamma and beta radiation sources detection or single objects contaminated by gamma and/or beta radiation sources
Simultaneous and selective measurement of the gamma and beta radiation intensity;
Audible and visual alarms at the levels, exceeding user preset threshold values and in the radiation source search mode;
PC communication via USB interface and the ability for networking instrument with automatic data collection into a server based centralized database.


A compact radiation gauge to measures radioactivity easily and reliably.
Features: easy to operate; usable anywhere; collects data around the clock; connectable to PC incl. “Toolbox” software.

Infrared Camera Trotec IC080LV

The IC080LV is equipped with a large 384 x 288 infrared sensor with110,592 autarkic temperature measuring points. This, combined with a very high geometric resolution of 1.1 mrad and a wide temperature range from -20°C to +600°C. A very high thermal sensitivity of 0.08°C. Pivotable 3.5" LCD colour monitor.

g.MOBIlab+ Biosignals Measurement System (g.tec Medical Engineering)

Acquire EEG, ECG, EOG, EMG simultaneously on a standard PC or Pocket PC, on-line visualization and storage of up to 8 analog channels and 8 digital channels, bluetooth connection to standard PC and Pocket PC, data Acquisition to built-in SD card, on-line signal analysis under Simulink.

ATL HDI 3000

This ultrasound system comes with a wide range of added features, including High Definition Digital Broadband Beamformer with 256 Channels.  These systems are primarily used in OB/GYN, Abdominal, Small Parts, Prostate and Vascular medical diagnostic testing.

Multielectrode Array Workstation (Multichannelsystem)

USB-MEA60-Inv-BC-System: USB-ME64 unit, data acquisition and converter board (interface for 1 x 64 analog inputs and power distribution, digital I/O interface, sampling rate 50kHz per electrode), MEA 1060-Inv-BC amplifier (probe interface and integrated 60 channel pre- and filter amplifier for 60 electrode MEAs, 2 channel temerature controller for biological samples)

STG 4004 Stimulus Generator: 4-channel stimulus generator for current and voltage-driven electrical stimulation. Four analog voltage outputs, 4 analog current outputs, digital I/O-port, time solution 20 us.

PGA32: Programmable gain amplifier, 32 channels; Individual gain settings for each channel, software-programmable from 10 to 5000. Bandwidth as specified in the order (Possible bandwidth: 1Hz- 5kHz), USB connection

USB-ME64-DAQ System: 64-channel data acquisition system from up to 64 microelectrodes and 16 digital channels. Complete with data acquisition computer, software package and accessories. Interfaces for connecting an audio system and for synchronization of several USB-ME-Systems. USB 2.0 High Speed data transfer with a sampling rate of up to 50kHz.


Microscope & CCD Camera

XDS-2 Optika Inverted Biological Microscope: Optical system: Infinity corrected system, 45 mm parafocality distance. Field of view 22 mm. Heads: Trinocular: 30° inclined, 360° rotating. Interpupillary distance: 48 - 75 mm. Adjustable dioptric compensation. Ergonomic height compensation. Objectives: Long working distance (LWD) infinity corrected (IOS) planachromatic: 4X/0.10 (working distance 18 mm), phase contrast 10X0.25 (working distance 10 mm), phase contrast  20X/0.40 (working distance 5.1 mm), 40X/0.60 (working distance 2.6 mm, corrected for 1.2 mm coverglass).

Digital Microscope Camera ProgRes® C5: Sensor 5.0 Megapixel CCD, Color, 1/2" Active area 8.8 mm × 5.6 mm Sensor resolution 2580 × 1944 Pixel Pixel size 3.45 μm × 3.45 μm A/D conversion 3 × 12 Bit RGB Pixel clock 12 MHz Dynamic range 61 dB (at 10 ms exposure time) Max. exposure time 180 s Max. frame rate 18 fps (692 × 512) Image resolution 2580 × 1944 Progressive Scan 644 × 490 und 1290 x 972 Binning 2x, 3x, 4x, 5× Digital Interface IEEE1394a Firewire.


Standard Cell Lab Equipment

Laboratory Laminar Airflow Cabinet Bio48: Faster BI048 cabinet operates under negative pressure after sterilisation through the HEPA filter and provide Class 100 air according to Federal Standard 209e. It therefore protects the product from micro-organisms and air borne contaminants.

Heraeus Incubator B 5060 EK-CO2: Heraeus Instruments Co2 Incubator features include digital display, dial controlled heat, dial controlled CO2 and adjustable shelving. Temp 50°C. Space 200L. H/B/T 600/550/580 mm.

Labofuge 200 Centrifuge Thermo Scientific: The Labofuge 200 is equipped with a brushless motor and is simple to use – equipped with bright digital displays and touch-pad keys to offer quick and easy setting of speed and run-time. The unit’s autoclavable rotor, made of impact resistant fiberglass-reinforced polyamide, offers high stability and outstanding run characteristics. An extensive range of adapters permits centrifugation of all standard 5, 7, 10 and 15 ml tubes. Max, speed (rpm): 5300

MELAG Autoklav 17: The MELAG Autoclave 17 operates with only one pressure setting: 2 bar / 134°C. MELAG Autoclaves 17 has two pressure selections: 1 bar / 120°C and 2 bar / 134°C. Types 15 and 17 hold 3 trays, and Type 23 holds 5 trays



Magnetically Shielded Room (MSR): two layer mu-metal and one layer aluminum. Manufacturer: Amuneal

Optically Pumped Magnetometers (OPM): 2x pulsed OPM from Twinleaf (device name: OMG)

Flexgate magnetometers

Facilities to prepare magnetic nanoparticle phantoms