PiezoDrive Technology

PiezoDrive has more than ten years experience in the design and construction of precision piezoelectric drives and systems. We can provide contract research or turn-key solutions for piezoelectric drives, motion control, and precision mechanism design. For further information,

Custom Piezoelectric Drives and Amplifiers

For requirements that cannot be met by the standard range of PiezoDrive amplifiers, a custom design may be economical, particularly when multiple channels or amplifiers are required. Applications include Adaptive optics, Ultrasound, Nanopositioning, Piezoelectric motors, and Microscopy.

Capabilities include:

  • Ultra high bandwidth (10 MHz)
  • High current (50 Amps)
  • Ultra low noise (>1 PPM Resolution)
  • Low-cost OEM modules
  • High channel count
  • Integrated sensor electronics and feedback control
  • Linear, switched-mode, and resonant power supply design

High Performance Motion Control

Over the last decade, PiezoDrive researchers have published more than one hundred scientific articles in the fields of nanopositioning and vibration control. We can provide the highest performance controller solutions for positioning and vibration control applications. PiezoDrive solutions are naturally simple, are robust to changes in load and resonance frequency, and can be self tuning. Applications are in high-speed microscopy, nanopositioning, semiconductor processing, and vibration control

Capabilities include:

  • High bandwidth positioning (above the resonance frequency)
  • Optimization for high resolution
  • Ultra-low tracking error
  • Active control for critical structural damping

Precision Mechanism Design

PiezoDrive can develop precision mechanical mechanisms for industrial and scientific applications such as nanopositioning, optics, microscopy, and machine tools.

Novel capabilities include:

  • Integrated sensor and drive electronics
  • Active damping control
  • High resonance frequencies
  • Long travel range
  • Material and fabrication process optimization