Third-Party Products & Services
PI is a leading provider of nanopositioning products and systems. All key technologies are developed, manufactured, and qualified in-house by PI: piezo components, actuators and motors, magnetic drives, guiding systems, nanometrology sensors, electronic amplifiers, digital controllers, and software.
The PI MATLAB Driver provides direct control of recent PI motion systems within MATLAB. Using the PI MATLAB Driver, a special object is created that provides access to the PI motion system. An example of how this works is shown in the product picture (see sample code). The system used in this example consists of a mechanical system and a controller that is connected to the PC via USB. After configuration, the stage can be commanded directly within MATLAB. In the sample code, a position is commanded and queried. Further available functions are, for example, trace memory readout, wave generator, on-the-fly controller configuration, and more. Depending on the PI motion system, the connection to the PC can be established via USB, RS-232, or TCP/IP. The PI MATLAB Driver does not require any MATLAB toolboxes. For Windows, a complete installer is available. For Linux, a beta version is available upon request.
For more information on PI motion systems supported with MATLAB, refer to the PI website.