Technical Note:
Stage and Controller Compatibility

The following table lists all Newport positioners and the compatible Newport motion controllers. Most stages feature ESP technology that provides true plug and play compatibility, wherein the Newport controller recognizes the connected stage and automatically uploads the stage operating parameters. This eliminates the risk for incorrect setting of parameters. Listed also is the maximum power consumption for each stage when used at maximum speed, with full load and at maximum acceleration. In order to be able to operate all stages simultaneously, and at these values, the total power consumption of all stages connected to the same controller (same power supply for SMC100) must be less than the power of the controller's power supply: 750 W for XPS-D, 300 W for the XPS-RLD, 150 W for ESP301 and 80 W for SMC100.

Dedicated controllers like CONEX, FCL, Agilis, iPico and NanoPZ are not included in this table, but additional information is available for these at their respective product pages.

For Controller GUI's, firmware updates, software drivers, programming examples and user manuals, please visit download.newport.com

Linear Stage Series Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
XPS-D and XPS-RLD
Driver Module
Legacy XPS-RL 
Driver Module
ESP301 and ESP302
Compatibility
SMC100CC
Compatibility
SMC100PP
Compatibility
FMS-CC 50 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
FMS-PP 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced2
FMS-PPHA 30 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
GTS 25 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
IDL165-LM-S 160 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV02
IDL225-LM-S to IDL560-LM-S NA XPS-EDBL XPS-EDBL
IDL280-Z20 50 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
ILS-CC 70 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
ILS-CCL 30
ILS-HA 60 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
ILS-LM-S 80 XPS-DRV024 XPS-DRV02
ILS-BPP 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
IMS-CC, IMS-CCHA 170 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV03
IMS-LM-S 220 XPS-DRV114 or XPS-EDBL4 XPS-DRV02 or XPS-EDBL
IMS-BPP 40 XPS-DRV01 XPS-DRV01
IMS-V 80 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
MFA-CC, MFA-CCV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
MFA-PPD 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
MTN-CC 170 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV03
MTN-BLHS 170 XPS-DRV11BL
MTN-PP 75 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
MTN-PPV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
ONE-XY3 XPS-DRV02 XPS-DRV02
UTS-CC 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
UTS-PP 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced2
UTS-PPV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced12
UZM160CC.05 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
UZM160BPE.05, UZM160BPP.05 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1
UZM160PE.05, UZM160PP.05 20 XPS-DRV01 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1
UZM160PE.05BV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
UZS80CC 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
UZS80PP 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
XML-S 100 XPS-DRV114 XPS-DRV02
XMS-S 70 XPS-DRV114 XPS-DRV02
Rotation Stage Series Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
XPS-D and XPS-RLD
Driver Module
Legacy XPS-RL 
Driver Module
ESP301 and ESP302
Compatibility
SMC100CC
Compatibility
SMC100PP
Compatibility
PR50CC, SR50CC 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
PR50PP, SR50PP 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1
RGV100-S 100 XPS-DRV114 XPS-DRV02
RGV160BL NA XPS-EDBL4 XPS-EDBL
RV120CC to RV350CC 130 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV03
RV120CCHL 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV03
RV160CCHL to RV350CCHL 130 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV03
RV120HAT to RV350HAT 170 XPS-DRV03 XPS-DRV03
RV160HAHLT to RV350HAHLT 170 XPS-DRV03 XPS-DRV03
RV120PE 20 XPS-DRV01 XPS-DRV01
RV160BPE to RV350BPE 70 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
RV120BPP to RV350BPP 70 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
RV120PEBV6 70 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
RV120HAHL 100 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV03
RV160BPEV6 to RV350BPEV6 30 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
RVS80CC 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
RVS80PP 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced2
URB100CC 30 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
URS50BCC 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
URS50CPP 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1,2
URS50BPPV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1
URS75BPPV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced 1,2
URS75BCC to URS150BCC 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
URS75BPP to URS150BPP 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced2
ZVR-PP & ZVR-PC (axe Z) 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced2
ZVR-PP (Axe Theta) 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced2
ZVR-PC (Axe Theta) 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
Goniometric Stage Series Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
XPS-D and XPS-RLD
Driver Module
Legacy XPS-RL 
Driver Module
ESP301 and ESP302
Compatibility
SMC100CC
Compatibility
SMC100PP
Compatibility
BGM120CC to BGM200CC 60 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
BGM120BPP to BGM200BPP 60 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
BGM120BPE to BGM200BPE 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1
BGM120CC to BGM200CC 60 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
BGS50CC 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
BGS80CC 40 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
BGS50PP 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
BGS80PP 20 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced2 Reduced2
Motorized Actuator Series Maximum Power
Consumption (W)
XPS-D and XPS-RLD
Driver Module
Legacy XPS-RL 
Driver Module
ESP301 and ESP302
Compatibility
SMC100CC
Compatibility
SMC100PP
Compatibility
LTA-HL, LTA-HS 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
LTAHLPPV6, LTAHSPPV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1
NPA-D 10 XPS-DRVP1 XPS-DRVP1
TRACC 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
TRAPPD, TRAPPV6 10 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV01
TRBCC 10 XPS-DRV01 XPS-DRV01
TRBPP 10 XPS-DRV01 XPS-DRV01 Reduced1
VP-25AA, VP-25XA, VP-5ZA 30 XPS-DRV11 XPS-DRV03
VP-25XL3 30 XPS-DRV03 XPS-DRV03

Compatibility Footnotes

  1. Speed is reduced by a factor of 2.5 from the speed specified in the stage data sheet (ie, 40% of rated speed).
  2. MIM is equal to 1/20 of full step (contact technical support team for more information on stage specific full step).
  3. E5820A adaptor required.
  4. A cable kit is required to pair with the driver module. Check the compatibility in XPS Series Motion Controller to Stage Cable Kits family.

General Notes

*When stages are not driven synchronously, consider the maximum power consumption only for the stage with the highest power consumption and use a 70% reduced RMS power for all other stages. Applies only for stages with this footnote. When stages are driven synchronously, consider the maximum power consumption for all stages.

If higher speeds are needed for any of the linear motor driven stages, please contact Tech Support to select the appropriate driver.