XDRV1 – Xaar 1003 Printhead Board


XDRV1 is AEWA printhead driver board for XAAR 1003 printhead. It connects to AEWA Print Manager Board (APMB) via optical fiber cable which makes the data transfer immune to electromagnetic interference. It can also be run in electrically noisy environments without concern as electrical noise will not affect fiber.


  • Supports XAAR 1003 printhead (360 dpi, 1000 nozzles).

  • Optical fiber interface for long distances, 600 Mbits/sec.
  • Accurate printhead voltage generation.
  • Printhead voltage control with respect to temperature.
  • Correct voltage sequencing during power ON and power OFF.
  • Gray scale printing, up to 16 levels.
  • Printing waveform stored in the EEPROM.
  • Tickling pulse generation logic to keep nozzles always active.
  • Firmware update over optical interface.
  • Single 48V input voltage with reverse polarity, over current and surge current protection.
  • SHA Encryption for firmware copy protection.
  • Small footprint, 110mm x 105mm.
  • Easy software integration with APMB SDK which supports native C++ and .NET programming languages such as C# or Visual Basic.
  • Compatible with APRINT RIP and Print software.

XDRV1 Hardware User Guide (EN)