The E1803 controller is not a successor or replacement of the E1701D Modular Scanner Controller but an own product with a different area of application. Technically it is an E1701D controller plus a LP8 Extension plus a Digi I/O Extension plus two analogue 0..10 V outputs plus a serial RS232/RS485 interface plus better performance plus scanhead power supply provided via controller - now all incorporated in one compact card.
With all these features it is still a low-cost scanner card which can be used with all XY2-100 compatible scanheads.

The E1803 Controller provides following general features:

  • can be used with any scanhead with XY2-100 or XY2-100-E interface
  • 100 Mbit Ethernet connection, USB 2.0 connection
  • online XYZ grid correction with support for several correction table file formats (like BeamConstruct HD .bco correction files, SCAPS™ .ucf, Scanlab™ .ctb and .ct5, Raylase™ .gcd, GSI/CTI™ .xml)
  • fast online switching between up to 16 grid correction tables
  • 10 microseconds vector cycle time and resolution (microstep period), command execution time down to 0,5 microseconds
  • realtime processing of laser and scanner signals
  • 26 bit internal resolution (for better quality also with 16 or 18 bit hardware output)
  • 512 MByte DDR3 RAM, 1 GHz CPU clock
  • extremely low power consumption of about 2 W (without scanhead power supply)
  • internal command and vector data list with more than 20 million entries
  • continuous list concept, no need to swap between lists
  • BeamConstruct PRO license included
  • compact size of about 125 mm x 100 mm
  • quality made in EU/Germany

Beside of that it provides following connectivity features and interfaces:

  • 16 bit XY2-100 interface to scanhead with X, Y and Z channel
  • 18 bit XY2-100-E interface to scanhead with X, Y and Z channel
  • two laser CMOS level digital outputs for usage with YAG, CO2, IPG™, SPI™ and other compatible laser types (outputs can provide PWM frequency, Q-Switch, FPK-pulse, continuously running frequency, stand-by frequency), running with frequencies up to 20 MHz
  • LP8 8 bit CMOS level parallel digital output e.g. for controlling laser power
  • LP8 latch and Master Oscillator CMOS level digital output for usage with IPG™ and compatible laser types
  • 2x 12 bit 0..10 V analogue outputs e.g. for controlling power of SPI™ lasers
  • 8 digital inputs and 8 digital outputs can be switched to opto-insulated mode with external power supply of up to 24 V
  • 2x2 inputs can be used for 90 degree phase-shifted encoder signals for 1D and 2D marking on-the-fly applications
  • digital inputs can be used to select one of up to 256 stand-alone marking jobs stored on microSD card of baseboard
  • RS232/RS485 serial interface
  • can be powered with 12..24 V with direct supply to scanhead to save additional wiring
  • support for Micro-SD and Micro-SDHC cards with up to 32 GByte disk space for stand-alone operations
  • support for matrix laser/dot peen stand-alone mode with up to two lines of text and up to 2 MHz dot frequency


  • E1803D manual containing hardware description as well as programming interface specification: e1803_manual.pdf
  • Drivers and development files (Windows only) when used without BeamConstruct: e1803.exe
  • Development files (Windows and Linux, no driver required for Linux): GIT Repository
For further information, a quotation or to order E1803D scanner card, please contact us!

E1803D™ hardware and design is © by HALaser Systems