Digital Motion Controller Supports Wide Range Of Motors

MKS Instruments’ Newport XPS-D universal motion controller and driver employs an XPS-DRV11universal digital driver card, making it capable of controlling a wide variety of motor types including stepper, DC, BLDC, and direct drive motors. The controller is compatible with all Newport electromechanical stages and provides backward-compatibility to the Newport XPS-Q driver cards and API’s.


The XPS-D controller offers a wide variety of motion modes from basic to complex PVT trajectories and features brake management for DC and BLDC motors. Its digital design allows for higher precision, i.e., minimum incremental motion is down to 1 nm and servo rate is up to 20 kHz. The controller’s power has been increased to 750W with a 50% larger power supply allowing it to drive more powerful motors and support higher speeds. It also features 40 digital inputs and 40 digital outputs to read external switches, control relays or other digital devices as well as eight analog I/Os. A multi-axis, fast position-compare output is now available for accurate synchronization with lasers and other devices. 

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For additional information, visit the Newport XPS-D Universal High-Performance Motion Controller and Driver page.

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