Compatibility The XUSB DE solution is supplied with ademonstration application, requiring Photoshopsoftware, to illustrate its capability. It is alsooptimised to drive 8 of the company’s latestinnovation, the Xaar 1002 printhead, utilisinga specific head personality card (HPC) foreach printhead. Integration made easy Xaar’s XUSB Drive Electronics (DE) provide a flexible, cost-effective, easy-to-integrate solution designed to drive Xaar’s complete range of market leading printheads. The XUSB DE minimises the cost and resource issues faced by OEMs and inkjet innovators when developing bespoke printing systems, and thereby drastically reduces time-to-market. Ideal for use as part of a developer kit or fully integrated into production machines for emerging industrial applications, the compact and robust electronics component can be controlled via a standard PC or laptop to enable quick and easy integration Driving success Xaar’s XUSB DE is a key element to the successof the digital inkjet process, providing the conduitbetween the data processed image and the Xaarprinthead. Using its extensive industry experience,Xaar has engineered a production specificationsystem for OEMs and inkjet innovators that removesthe fundamental issues associated with electronicdesign, system compatibility and engineeringresource availability. The Xaar XUSB DE system, which is fully CEcertified, offers customers peace of mind andan easy path to developing inkjet applicationsfor new and existing markets. Flexible and cost-effective The compact and modular system, which is idealfor machine designs where space is at a premium,is capable of driving up to eight printheads via aUSB 2.0 port on a PC or laptop. With minimal softwaredevelopment, up to 12 XUSB boxes can beintegrated onto and controlled by a single computerto support up to a maximum of 96 printheads(depending upon type). Designed to promote versatility, the XUSB DEsystem is easily adapted to meet complexprinthead layout architectures, enabling theintegrator to develop a printhead configurationthat best meets their needs.