Global Inkjet Systems (GIS), a developer of software drivers and electronics for industrial inkjet printheads, has added USB 3.0 capability to its family of Print Manager Boards (PMB). The new PMB-C8-3 has been developed to support the increasingly high data rate requirements of the latest industrial inkjet printheads. The core electronics technology of GIS is the separation of data handling, managed by the PMB, and printhead control, managed by Head Interface Boards. The PMB provides read and write access to all available inkjet printhead settings including temperature control, voltage and waveform settings, binary and greyscale calibration. The new PMB-C8-3 increases data throughput up to 2,700 Mb/s enabling a much higher number of printheads to be driven from its eight data channels than the USB 2.0 versions. Depending on the individual printhead data rate, this next generation technology can drive up to 32 printheads from just one PMB, reducing cable connections and the amount of electronics needed in production systems.
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