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Date: 09/2009
PI News: Nanopositioning goes 24 Bit: USB Interface and High-Resolution AD Converters for E-621, E-625, E-665, E-500; E621, E625, E665, E500

Nanopositioning goes 24 Bit: USB Interface and High-Resolution AD Converters for E-621, E-625, E-665, E-500

  • Integrated USB Interface, 24 bit DA converters
  • Network Capability with up to 12 Channels
  • Position Controller for Strain Gauge and Capacitive Sensors
  • Notch Filter for Higher Bandwidth
  • Additional Analog Interface
  • Data Table for User-Defined Curves

PI is switching to a new generation of 24-bit resolution interfaces for its nanopositioning stage controllers. The new interfaces will allow better than 100 picometers command resolution even on the latest generation long travel piezo nanopositioning stages (1 mm and up) such as the PIHera™ series closed-loop flexure stages.

1 to 12 Channels, Many Variations
The new controllers come in a variety of bench-top, rack-mount and OEM card versions from single-channel units for simple linear actuator applications to multi-axis system controllers with 12 channels per rack.

Extensive Software Support
The new piezo controllers come with Windows installation software, DLLs and LabVIEW drivers. The extensive command set is based on the hardware-independent General Command Set (GCS), common to all PI micro & nanopositioning systems. GCS reduces the programming effort in the face of complex multi-axis positioning tasks or when upgrading a system with a different PI controller.

Datasheets & Additional Information

>> E-621 OEM Module, Single Channel
>> E-625 Compact Bench Top, Single Channel
>> E-665 Bench Top, Display, High Power, Bench Top
>> E-501.621 Rack, Up to 12 Channels,
>> E-517 Controller Module, 3 Channels,
>> Piezo Nanopositioning Controller Overview

E-621 card, E-625 (bench-top), E-665 display controller and 12 x E-621 in an E-500 chassis (bottom)
Several piezo controllers with the new 24-Bit interface: E-621 card, E-625 (bench-top), E-665 display controller and 12 x E-621 in an E-500 chassis (bottom)

 


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