Newport Introduces XPS-Qx Series of High-Performance Universal Motion Controller/Drivers
Newport's XPS-Qx Series of High-Performance
Universal Motion Controller/Driver (shown here with the RC unit)
October 4, 2012
Irvine, CA – October 4, 2012 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make,
Manage and Measure Light®, introduces the ultra high performance universal motion controller/driver, the XPS-Qx. The new, easy to
use controller series is available in 2-, 4-, 6- and 8-axis configurations and comes with new firmware and dual core processor.
According to Beda Espinoza, Sr. Manager for Newport’s Motion Products, “The powerful new XPS-Qx version is based on the QNX RTOS,
a robust and proven operating system platform. The XPS-Qx will replace the XPS-Cx controllers to offer higher performance, better
stability, and a faster boot cycle. The intuitive web interface remains unchanged, along with the feature-rich firmware to which
XPS-Cx users have grown accustomed.”
The integrated motion controller/driver offers high speed communication through 10/100 Base-T Ethernet, provides superior
trajectory accuracy, and powerful programming capabilities. From simple motion sequences to complex synchronization, the XPS-Qx
is ideal for demanding applications that require precision control. Multiple I/O capabilities consist of 4 user-definable analog
inputs, 4 user-definable analog outputs, and 30 TTL inputs and outputs. Other features include high-speed-data acquisition at up
to 10 KHz rate and event triggering with 50ns latency.
Proprietary universal driver modules allow the XPS to drive up to 8 axes of any Newport actuator, linear, rotary, or
nanopositioning stage. Driver cards are purchased separately and are inserted into the XPS-Qx to drive a variety of motors,
including stepper, DC brush, rotary or linear DC brushless, voice coil, or piezoelectric. The XPS-Qx is compatible with Newport’s
NSTRUCT™ instrument manager software, and with the Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System (EPICS).
For more information about Newport’s new XPS-Qx Universal High-Performance Motion Controller/Driver,
please visit: www.newport.com/XPS-Qx.
Newport is represent in Israel by New Technology SK (Newtech):