Photonics Control Devices Connect Via USB
Mon, 05/03/2010 - 5:43am
Newport Corporation introduced the CONEX family of compact, photonics control instruments. The product family features three devices that connect via USB plug-and-play technology and allow simple, functional PC-computer control solutions. Multiple units can be connected to a single USB port and for CONEX-PSD9 and CONEX-IOD models, the USB port also powers the modules, eliminating the need for additional power supplies and/or cables. The intuitive LabVIEW-based utility program software provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for each module. A comprehensive set of LabVIEW VIs (virtual instruments) is also available. Three models are initially introduced. The first, the CONEX-CC motor controller/driver is a very compact, low-cost motor controller/driver for Newport’s low-power DC servo motor stages or actuators. The CONEX-PSD9, a position-sensing detector, provides accurate XY position information of laser beams and is suited for laser beam stabilization, laser tracking and general beam diagnostics. The third, the CONEX-IOD, is a versatile, general purpose I/O module that works with many third party devices and features both digital input/outputs and 12-bit analog input/output interfaces.