The slimline Xaar Head Personality Card 1000 (Xaar HPC 1000) provides optimal and dependable data communication between a Xaar Nitrox or Xaar 1003 printhead and the remainder of the digital inkjet print management chain.
The Xaar HPC 1000 is designed to:
- Pass timing commands for print triggering to all variants of the Xaar Nitrox and Xaar 1003 printheads.
- Convert the print data received over the XSPI High Speed Link to the format required for the Xaar Nitrox or Xaar 1003 printheads. The High Speed Link maintains low latency and reduces jitter.
- Provide control signals and voltage supplies to the Xaar Nitrox or Xaar 1003 printheads. This ensures the correct power sequencing.
- Provide feedback from the printhead and Xaar HPC 1000 to the XPM.
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, enabling voltage trimming in blocks of 64 nozzles for uniform drop volume and velocity.