The Prodigy is a compact, high-performance ultrasound system optimized for a variety of ultrasound research applications. There are 2 available configurations within the Prodigy architecture; one with 128 channels and the other with 256 channels, both transmit and receive. Connectors can be freely switched using multiplexers so the maximum supported transducer channel is up to 512. The Prodigy supports many ready-for-use image modes including basic modes (B / Color / PW / M / PS / SA) and advanced modes (trapezoidal or steerable scanning / multi-beam / multi-focus / spatial compounding / coded excitation / harmonic imaging / triplex / duplex). All modes have been fully optimized and can be used without fine-tuning parameters.

The Prodigy also provides a special pulse-sequence mode with a well-developed user interface, in which the user can program their own transmit and receive parameters or sequences.

S-Sharp has been providing cutting-edge ultrasound technology for many years. Scintica offers both the traditional Prospect T1 for preclinical research and the Prodigy for those working more in the area of ultrasound research with an acoustics or engineering focus to their work. With a focus on research and development, the streamlined user workflow and compact system design results in a system which is well equipped to meet the needs of many researchers.

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The Prodigy 256 is a compact, high-performance ultrasound imaging system optimized for preclinical research applications. It has 256 transmit and receive channels. Connectors can be freely switched by multiplexers so the maximum supported transducer channel is up to 512. The Prodigy supports many ready-for-use image modes including basic modes (B / Color / PW / M / PS / SA) and advanced modes (trapezoidal or steerable scanning / multi-beam / multi-focus / spatial compounding / coded excitation / harmonic imaging / triplex / duplex). All modes have been fully optimized and can be used without fine-tuning parameters.

The Prodigy also provides a special pulse-sequence mode with a well-developed user interface, in which the user can program their own transmit and receive parameters or sequences.

FeatureBenefit
All-in-one design with 3 transducer connectorsA complete PC platform is enclosed inside the chassis making the system compact but still powerful.  There is one 256-channel and two 128-channel connectors. The connectors can be freely switched using multiplexers so the maximum supported transducer channel is up to 512.
Fully programmable architectureThe system provides a well-developed user interface, in which the user can program transmit and receive parameters or sequences for various research applications. Users do not need to have programming skills for use and so are able to focus on their research right away.
Intuitive user interfaceThe Prodigy has a simple system design and user interface to allow users of all levels to access the technology. All modes have been fully optimized to be ready to use without the need to fine tune parameters.
Pulse sequence modeThe Prodigy offers a special pulse sequence mode, in which the user can design their preferred imaging protocol by adjusting transmit and receive parameters in a sequence manner. The received RF data based on the designed sequence is acquired accordingly and can be further manipulated by the user.
Measurement toolsThe software provides a variety of measurement tools for all the various image modes. These tools include measurements of geometry, displacement, velocity, acceleration, and heart rate.
Prodigy 256
TransmitterChannel Count: 256

Frequency: 24 Hz*30MHz

Time delay accuracy: ~2.8ns

Transmit waveform: arbitrary waveform with 4096 steps

Output voltage and power
Transmit voltageOne-shot transmitContinuous transmit
Normal configuration40~180Vpp72mj/ch0.2 W/ch
With high-power optionadjustable up to 160 Vpp96mJ/ch1W/ch
ReceiverChannel count: 256

Programmable gain range: -3~48 dB

ADC sampling: 16 bit, up to 125MSPS

PC SystemRAM: 16GB or above

GPU: NVIDIA RTX 2070 or above

Data TransferPCle Gen3 X 16, 10GB
Imaging ModeMajor: B/ M/ PW/ C/ PS/ SA

Advanced; Trapesoidal/ Steerable scan formats/ multi-beam/ Compounding/ Coded ecitation/ Harmonic/ Triplex/ duplex

Pulse sequence: GUI-based interface for generating pulse sequences with a variety of applications (SWEI, Photoacoustics, etc…)

Probe ConnectorTwo 128-channel and one 256-channel connector, multiplexing maximum 512 channels
External InterfaceTrigger in/out, clock output
EnvironmentalTemperature: operation 10~40°C/ storage -20~60°C

Humidity: operation max. 80%/ storage max. 95%

Electrical SpecificationAC Input: 100V-240V (50Hz-60Hz)

Rated input current: 5A max.

Max. 550 Watts

System DimensionW x H x D: 342 x 382 x 398mm (13.5 x 15.0 x 15.7 inch)
System Weight36kg (79.3lb)
RegulationEMC: IEC 61326-1

Safety: IEC 61010-1

Prodigy 128 
TransmitterChannel Count: 128

Frequency: 24Hz-30MHz

Time delay accuracy; ~2.8ns

Transmit Waveform Arbitrary waveform with 4096 steps

Output Voltage and Power:

Configuration Transmit VoltageOne-shot transmitContinuous Transmit
Normal40~180Vpp

20Vpp step

72mJ/ch0.2W/ch
With high-power optionAdjustable up to 160 Vpp96 mJ/ch1W/ch
ReceiverChannel count: 128

ADC sampling rate: 16bit, up to 125MSPS

Programmable gain range: -3~48 dB

Imaging ModeBasic: B/ M/ PW/ Color/ Power

Advanced: Trapezoidal/ Steerable scan formats multi-beam/ Compounding/ Pulse Sequence Mode

OthersProbe Connector: 3

Trigger in/out, clock out: software programmable

EnvironmentalTemperature: operation 10~40°C, storage -20~60°C

Humidity: operation max. 80%, storage max. 95%

Electrical specificationExternal power supply: Ac input 100V~240V (50~60Hz)

Rated input current: 5A max.

Power consumption: max. 550 Watts

System DimensionW x H x D: 342mm x 382mm x 398mm
System Weight36kg (79.3lb)
RegulationEMC: 61326-1

Safety: IEC 61010-1

NOTE – For all modes the RAW data may be saved, this can be set as the default save format, or selected by the user for each new instance when the data is saved.

Doppler Mode

Doppler Mode is available on the Prodigy system, it may be used to estimate Color Doppler imaging, and has excellent sensitivity and accuracy.

Pulsed-Wave (PW) Doppler Mode

PW Doppler Mode is available on the Prodigy system, it may be used to assess flow velocities as a function of time. The liquid being assessed must have some reflective component to it, such as red blood cells in blood. The duplex and triplex capabilities allow for simultaneous acquisition of the flow location in Doppler Mode window, and quantitative flow measurements in the PW spectrum.

B Mode

B Mode is available on the Prodigy system, providing strong penetration of the ultrasound signal due to the high sensitivity of the hardware design and imaging techniques.

M Mode

M Mode is available on the Prodigy system, it may be used to assess motion as a function of time along a single line. This may be important when determining dimensional changes of an imaging target.

Pulse Sequence (PS) Mode

Pulse Sequence Mode is available on the Prodigy system, allowing users to easily generate arbitrary waveforms within the graphical user interface (GUI)

Probe NameProbe TypeSpecificationsPicture
L7.5LinearCenter Frequency: 7.5MHz

Elements: 128

Pitch: 0.3mm

Elevation Aperture: 4mm

L20.0VMLinearCenter Frequency: 18MHz

Elements: 128

Pitch: 0.1mm

Elevation Aperture: 1.8mm

P2.5SCPhasedCenter Frequency: 2.5MHz

Elements: 64

Pitch: 0.3mm

Elevation Aperture: 13.9mm

C3.5SCConvexCenter Frequency: 3.5MHz

Elements: 128

Pitch: 0.49mm

Elevation Aperture: 10.8mm

E6.5SCEndocavityCenter Frequency: 6.5MHz

Elements: 128

Pitch: 0.205mm

Elevation Aperture: 5mm

NOTE: The Prodigy system is able to support probes up to 30MHz, and all formats of probes may be supported. Please contact us to discuss your customization needs.