Miniature piezoelectric smart stage with built-in controller enables simple, precise point-to-point beam steering
We're pleased to announced the latest developer's kit in our M3 micro-mechatronic product line. The
is a complete piezoelectric mirror positioning system with a familiar galvo-scanner form factor, but a drastically smaller size: only 12 mm diameter
including the embedded closed-loop controller.
The smart stage rotates the pre-mounted aluminum-coated mirror +/- 20 degrees at up to 1100 degrees/second with accuracy of 0.25 degrees for precise, point-to-point positioning or dynamic scanning up to 100 Hz. With only 3.3 VDC input it is suited for handheld and portable instruments.
Applications include medical lasers and imaging systems, industrial measurement and spectroscopy instruments, and laser printing and engraving.
Patented piezoelectric motors along with position sensors, bearings, drive electronics and embedded firmware are all integrated into the miniature rotary stage. Along with smallest system size, this makes for fast, easy integration into OEM systems. The positioner accepts direct input of high-level digital motion commands from a system processor via I2C, SPI,
UART or analog servo interface.
- Smart stage size: 12 mm diameter
- Beam size: up to 2 mm diameter
- Range of motion: +/- 20 degrees
- Speed: up to 1100 deg/sec
- Absolute encoder resolution: 0.025 degrees
- Accuracy: 0.25 degrees
- More specifications
Developer's Kit price and availability
The DK-M3-RS-U-1M-20 Mirror Positioning Developer's Kit includes a rotary smart stage, mounted mirror, bracket and base, breakout board, cables, USB adapter and software for system evaluation and development. Developer's Kits are available from New Scale Technologies at $1,850 with delivery from stock to 4 weeks.