SurfBoard-1 Scan Controller

Offers USB Connection


SurfBoard-1 Scan ControllerNutfield Technology’s SurfBoard-1 scan controller coordinates any laser with a 2-axis or 3-axis galvo scanning system. Hardware I/O can be configured to interact with other devices for handshaking and synchronizing functions, and can control motion devices such as XY tables and rotary stages. Motion axes may be controlled via I/O or RS-232.

Vectors and commands are downloaded over the USB interface from the connected host system. Execution is independent of the host computer allowing true real time control. Jobs may be constructed and run from the WaveRunner GUI or by other user software through the Scan Card Interface option.

For advanced features such as stand-alone operation and Ethernet connectivity consider the SurfBoard-2 Scan Controller.

To request a FREE Demo Download of our WaveRunner Scan Control Software, click here.

Contact Nutfield Technology for assistance with identifying a solution for your scanning application.


Key features of the SurfBoard-1 Scan Controller:

USB connection to host
Standard XY2-100 communication
Encoder input for Mark-on-the-Fly
Outputs for CW and Pulsed lasers
First pulse killer output
16-bit position resolution
Optically isolated I/O
Analog and digital laser power control
DIN rail mountable


Specifications for the SurfBoard-1 Scan Controller:

Requires 5V power from USB or external supply
Requires host computer
5V to 24V optically isolated I/O
4.5 x 5.0 x 1.0in (115 x 127 x 25mm)


Use Nutfield’s SurfBoard-1 Scan Controller for:

Materials Processing
3D Printing


SurfBoard-1 Scan Controller includes the following parts:

WaveRunner Scan Control Software available by download
License Key to activate controller in WaveRunner
10′ USB Cable
37-Pin Breakout Board
+5V DC Power Supply for the external power option


Documentation for the SurfBoard-1 Scan Controller:

Request Product Manual
Request FREE WaveRunner Scan Control Software Demo download