EBD-060210 Single Channel Driver for Nanometric Scanning and Positioning

Digital controller for Microscope Objective Nanopositioners, including SFS-D01000 (MegaFocus) for Z-stacks


EBD-060 digital controllers provide closed-loop operation of piezo-systems. Such systems consist of low-voltage piezo-actuators combined with position sensors. EBD-060 control via full-bridge strain-gauge sensors. The nFControl Basic Software offers the ability to easily change control parameters via a Windows-based GUI. The controllers´ versatile enclosures allow for either simple integration into OEM equipment or table-top usage.


Single Channel Piezo Driver

Product CodeEBD-060210Unit
Output Voltage for Piezo-45 to 180Vmax.
SensorsStrain Gauges (SGS)
Control ParameterPID, 2 Notch Filters
Control Loop Time20µs
SoftwarenFControl, Windows™ GUI
Operating System RequirementsMicrosoft ® Windows™ 7/8/10
Resolution18 bit
Data Recordersup to 16
Memory16M points for wave-/recorder -tables
Current150 peak, 60 averagemAmax.
ProtectionOutput: short circuit proof
Supply: reverse polarity protected
Supply24 (2A max.)Vdc
Data Recorders2; 512 values each
Digital InterfacesUSB 2.0 (RS232 or Ethernet optional)
Analogue interfaces I/OInput scalable in -10 to +10 V, Output fix -5 to +5V
Connection, Piezo and SensorDSub15f
Connection, Analogue I/O2x BNC
Connection, P/SSwitchcraft RASPC10PS
P/S, counter-socketSwitchcraft Power Jack S10KS12
Power supplyExternal, included
Ambient Temperature+10 to +40°C
Designaluminium, Black
Dimensions, H x W x D41.5 x 130 (154 incl. shackles) x 157.5 (plus interfaces)mm
Standards2006/95/EC, Low Voltage Directive
2004/108/EC, EMC Directive
2011/65/EU, RoHS
Safety (Low Voltage Directive): EN 61010-1:2010
EMC: EN 61326-1:2013
RoHS: EN 50581:2012

How do Controllers work?

Controllers for piezo-systems interact between actuators, sensors and users:

Digital controllers allow for easily adapting and optimizing control parameters (PID, notch-filters) and exchangability of connected mechanics (ID-Chip). Such controllers are typically equipped with analog and digital interfaces – USB, Ethernet and RS232. Graphical user interfaces (GUI) provide examination features like oscilloscope (view step-responses, rest-noise, etc.) and FFT (see Bode-Plots of amplitudes and phases over frequency).

Example, open loop:

Closed-Loop with optimized parameters and notch-filter on the first resonance:

View or download datasheet

For an explanation of this from the manufacturer, click here


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