The slimline Xaar Head Personality Card 3 (Xaar HPC3) provides optimal and dependable data communication between a Xaar 1003 printhead and the remainder of the digital inkjet print management chain.
The Xaar HPC3 is designed to:
- Pass timing commands for print triggering to Xaar 1003 GS6, Xaar 1003 GS12 and Xaar 1003 GS40 printheads.
- Convert the print data received over the XSPI High Speed Link to the format required for the Xaar 1003 GS6, Xaar 1003 GS12 and Xaar 1003 GS40 printheads. The High Speed Link maintains low latency and reduces jitter.
- Provide control signals and voltage supplies to the Xaar 1003 GS6, Xaar 1003 GS12 and Xaar 1003 GS40 printheads. This ensures the correct power sequencing.
- Provide feedback from the printhead and Xaar 1003 HPC3 to the XPM and XUSB.
The XSPI cabling and interconnect are electrically compatible with the IEEE 1394 specification and is a cost effective solution.
The Power Supply Control block maintains sixteen (16) independently controllable power supplies for the drive channels embedded within the printhead.