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X Driver

Upgrade available for our Mini-DM and Multi-DM

If low latency and high-speed are requirements for your wavefront correction application, then the X Driver is the hardware necessary to take mirror control to the next level. With the potential to send commands at rates 50× the rate of our standard driver (400 kHz), the driver exceeds the response time of our deformable mirror technology.

Multi-X Driver

  Multi-X Driver Product PDF Quick Quote

X Driver Specifications

  • DIO Interface: Camera Link via PCIe interface card
  • # Parallel HV Output Channels: 32 or 140
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 300 V
  • HV Interface: 37-Pin D-Sub Connector (4X)
  • Resolution: 14-bit
  • Voltage Step Size: 18 mV
  • Latency (First word written to last DAC updated): <4 μs
  • Maximum Frame Rate: 400 kHz
  • External Power Supply: 24 Vdc, 2.5 A
  • Size (W × D × H): 7.2" × 7.1" × 2.5"


Upgrade available for our 492-DM, Kilo-DM and 2K-DM

The Kilo-LL Driver provides all the benefits of our standard Kilo-Driver with the added benefit of reduced latency. By decreasing the number of amplifiers per digital-to-audio converters, the driver is able to update mirror actuators at twice the rate of our standard driver. This enables faster update rates for demanding applications.

  Multi-X Driver Product PDF Quick Quote

Kilo-LL Driver Specifications

  • DIO Interface: 32-bit LVDS (200 MB/s)
  • Interface HV: 4x 300 pin Megarray (1024 channel)
  • Form Factor: 3U Chassis (5.25" × 19" × 14")
  • Latency (First word written to last DAC updated): 17 µs
  • Maximum Frame Rate: 60 kHz
  • Cross-talk: < 1% peak amplitude
  • Power Draw: 40W
  • Current Limitation Output: 0.7 mA max.
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 295 V
  • Resolution: 14-bit
  • Power Supply type/location: HV & LV supplies reside inside driver chassis
  • Mirror Protection: Default to 0 V when driver is not being controlled
  • Board Size: 3U × 160 mm (P.S., controller, driver)
                          3U × 80 mm (Output bd.)
  • # of Channels per board: 256
  • HV Line Capacitance: ~300 pF


Upgrade available for our 492-DM, Kilo-DM and 2K-DM

If speed is your priority and maximum stroke is not necessary, then the low-cost S‑Driver is for you. By taking advantage of the deformable mirror's inherent characteristics, the S‑Driver enables the user to operate over a 60 V range to deliver fast, repeatable performance. In comparison to the standard Kilo-Driver, the S‑Driver enables an increase in the possible frame rate with slightly improved latency. In addition, the S‑Driver is able to take advantage of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components to deliver optimum performance at a fraction of the cost.

  Multi-X Driver Product PDF Quick Quote

S‑Driver Specifications

  • DIO Interface: SFP fiber link (2.5Gbps)
  • Latency (First word written to last DAC updated): 22.7 µsec
  • Maximum Frame Rate: 60 kHz
  • Resolution: 12 bit
  • Average Voltage Step Size: 14
  • Dimensions Size (W × D × H): 3.5" × 19" × 19" (BU Chassis for 19" Rack)
  • Connector Dimensions (W × D × H): 3.5" × 12" × 19"
  • Power Requirements: 120/240 Vac, 3 A
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