Gain greater flexibility with the Microstream™ MicroPod™ external etCO2 module

The Microstream™ MicroPod™ external OEM module offers flexibility for OEM partners seeking to integrate market-leading Microstream™ capnography technology into a wide variety of existing medical devices.

The MicroPod™ external module configuration will help hospitals better manage their capital costs with a plug-and-play solution that can be shared between multiple devices that are MicroPod™-enabled.

MicroPod™ Microstream™ etCO2 technology is appropriate for medical devices, used on adult, pediatric and neonatal patients in a variety of care settings inside and outside the hospital — including patient monitors, defibrillators and ventilators.


  • Measures etCO2, FiCO2, respiration rate
  • Clear, crisp CO2 waveforms, even in non-intubated patients
  • Highly accurate CO2 values, even in variable breathing conditions
  • Small, compact size; easily moves from room to room and patient to patient to connect to devices or during transport — without re-zeroing or recalibration
  • Uses Microstream™ MicroMediCO2™ board for rugged, reliable etCO2 technology implementations
  • Power and communication via one cable; low-power consumption
  • RS-232, USB communication interface
  • RoHS compliant
  • Full suite of Smart Capnography™ algorithms
    • Integrated Pulmonary Index™ (IPI), measuring adequacy of ventilation and oxygenation
    • Smart Breath Detection™ Algorithm (Smart BDA), mitigating the effects of artifact, enabling quality monitoring for non-intubated general care floor patients
    • Smart Alarm for Respiratory Analysis™ (SARA) to recognize and reduce nuisance alarms
    • Apnea-Sat Alert™ algorithm measures apneas per hour and oxygen desaturation index values—to identify and quantify apneas and oxygen desaturation events
  • etCO2 sampling solutions for all environments and patient populations
    • Adult, pediatric, neonate
    • Intubated (standard and high humidity)
    • Non-intubated (nasal, oral/nasal), with an option for O2 delivery, standard and high humidity
    • Smart CapnoLine™ guardian provides continuous nasal and oral CO2 monitoring and oral O2 delivery in upper endoscopy patients without compromise of patient position or endoscopic technique
  • Easy to integrate and versatile for all clinical applications and environments: procedural sedation, general care floor, ICU — ventilation management, weaning and post weaning ventilation monitoring, NICU, emergency department and prehospital EMS, resuscitation environment, sleep labs, cath labs
  • Flexible mounting solutions for a custom fit that meets host monitor or care area requirements
  • Three standard configurations, based on connector type: USB, Lemo, D Connector
  • Complete OEM integration kit and technical support
Measuring Parameters
CO2 waveform, etCO2, FiCO2, Respiration Rate
Integrated Pulmonary Index™, Apnea-Sat Alert™ (Apneas Per Hour)
CO2 Partial Pressure (at sea level) Accuracy
0-38 mmHg ± 2 mmHg
39-150 mmHg ± (5% of reading + 0.08x (reading – 39mmHG)
CO2 sampling flow rate 50 ml/min (+ 15 ml/min, -7.5 ml/min) flow measured by volume
Initialization time Typically 30 seconds to obtain both reading and waveform.
  At full accuracy when value first appears.
Respiration rate 0-150 breaths/min
Mode Adult, pediatric, neonatal
Physical Characteristics
Power requirements 1.2W (typical in normal operation)
Powering options 5V, USB
Weight 240 g (8 oz)
Dimensions 70 mm W x 89 mm L x 49 mm H
Communication interface RS-232, USB
Operating 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage -40° to 70° C (-40° to 158° F)
Operating Pressure and Altitude
Pressure 430 to 795 mmHg
Altitude -380 m to 4572 m (-1,250 ft to 15,000 ft)
Storage Pressure and Altitude
Pressure 88 mmHg to 795 mmHG
Storage -380 m to 15,240 m (-1,250 ft to 50,000 ft)
Relative Humidity
Operating and Storage 10% to 95% (non-condensing)
Standards and Regulations
Standards and Regulations designed to meet:
ROHS Directive 2011/65/EU
BS EN ISO 21647 (including transport)
EN 60601-1
UL 60601-1
CSA C22.2 No. 601.1-M90
EN 60601-1-2 Emission Class B
EN 1789 (applicable parts for medical devices)
ISO 7137/DO-60 Emission Category M
MIL-STD 810 Vibration Method 514.5 Helicopter Category 14
IEC 62304
IEC 60529 IPX2
Meets all applicable standards and regulations required to support a host monitor 510(k) submission.