Nutfield Technology’s SurfBoard-1 USB scan controller coordinates any laser with a 2-axis or 3-axis galvo scanning system. Hardware I/O can be configured to interact with other devices for handshaking and synchronizing functions, and can control motion devices such as XY tables and rotary stages. Motion axes may be controlled via I/O or RS-232.
Vectors and commands are downloaded over the USB interface from the connected host system. Execution is independent of the host computer allowing true real time control. Jobs may be constructed and run from the WaveRunner GUI or by other user software through the Scan Card Interface option.
For advanced features such as stand-alone operation and Ethernet connectivity consider the SurfBoard-2 controller.