Symphony Data Acquisition System

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Simple, Powerful, Extensible
Protocol-Driven Acquisition in MATLAB®

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What is Symphony?

Symphony is a MATLAB based data acquisition system for electrophysiologists. It provides a framework for writing acquisition routines and a user interface to conduct experiments.

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Protocol-Driven Acquisition

Symphony is centered around protocol-driven acquisition. Protocols are high-level acquisition routines written in MATLAB using the Symphony framework. Protocols may include sophisticated online analysis as well as support for gap-free and closed-loop recording.

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Built-in Data Manager

Symphony includes a built-in data manager to browse, view, and annotate data during experiments. The data manager makes it easy to maintain visibility across the entire experimental timeline.

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Flexible Data Model

Symphony uses a flexible data model that supports a wide variety of organizational approaches. Simple description files may be written to define an experimental structure and metadata that best suits individual needs.

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Modular and Extensible

Symphony was built from the ground up to be modular and extensible. At the app-level, modules may be written to add custom features to the user interface. At the core-level, DAQ, device, and persistor implementations may be written to add support for additional hardware and file formats.

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Device-Agnostic Programming Interface

Symphony abstracts away device-specific details that allows acquisition routines (i.e. protocols) to be hardware independent. Device-agnosticism allows protocols to be shared across labs and rigs with limited to no modification.

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Free and Open Source

Symphony is released under the MIT License, which is an open source license. Pull requests to the Symphony-DAS GitHub organization are welcomed and encouraged.

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