Fabio Boi et al. with Luca Berdondini’s lab at Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), in collaboration with Anton Sirota’s group at Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, first showed 4-shank, 1024-channel SiNAPS recordings in awake behaving mice. The probe coverage enabled data collection from cortex, thalamus and hippocampus simultaneously. Excitingly, this probe design was developed within just months of the original 1-shank, 256-channel probe. Both designs are available now, to all, worldwide.