New Focus (Santa Clara, CA), a Newport Corporation Brand, has announced the new Model 8742 Open-Loop Picomotor controller/driver module with 4 channels. The compact, single-box design with an integrated controller and driver provides a low-cost solution for driving New Focus open-loop Picomotor products. The new module can be computer controlled with plug-and-play ease via the USB 2.0 and the 10/100 Ethernet interfaces using Newport's Motion Control Language (NMCL) command set.  Advanced features for Model 8742 include:

  • The innovative Picomotor auto-detection technology.
  • An embedded dynamic HTTP server.
  • Connectivity that is supported by LabVIEWTM and Windows DLL. 
  • An intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) Windows application that includes a device auto-discovery component. 

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