Newport Introduces Affordable, Compact and Simple Photonics Control Devices


Irvine, CA - Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, introduces the affordable, CONEX(TM) family of compact, photonics control instruments. The product family features three new devices that connect easily via USB plug-and-play technology and allow simple, but highly functional PC-computer control solutions. Multiple units can be connected to a single USB port and for CONEX-PSD9 and CONEX-IOD models, the USB port also powers the modules, eliminating the need for additional power supplies and/or cables. The intuitive LabVIEW-based utility program software provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for each module. A comprehensive set of LabVIEW VIs (virtual instruments) is also available.

Three models are initially introduced. The first, the CONEX-CC motor controller/driver is a very compact, low-cost motor controller/driver for Newport's low-power DC servo motor stages or actuators. The CONEX-PSD9, a position-sensing detector, provides accurate XY position information of laser beams and is ideally suited for laser beam stabilization, laser tracking and general beam diagnostics. The third, the CONEX-IOD, is a highly versatile, general purpose I/O module that works with many third party devices and features both digital input/outputs and 12-bit analog input/output interfaces.

Newport's easy-to-use CONEX photonics instruments are ideal for tasks that require an affordable solution when the use of a computer-controlled system is specified. For more information, please visit: http://www.newport.com/CONEX.

About Newport Corporation
Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics manufacturing, aerospace and defense/security, life and health sciences and precision industrial manufacturing markets.

Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation, optical subsystems and precision automation to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

Company Contacts:

Kim Abair

Director of Global Marketing

Tel: 949-863-3144

E-mail: kim.abair@newport.com

Beda Espinoza

Product Manager, Motion Control Products

Tel: 949-253-1247

E-mail: beda.espinoza@newport.com

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