DRV-S3200 – EPSON Printhead Driver Board


DRV-S3200 is AEWA printhead driver board for EPSON S3200, S1600 and S800 printheads. It connects to AEWA Print Manager Board (APMB) via optical fiber cable which makes the data transfer immune to electromagnetic interference. It can also be run in electrically noisy environments without concern as electrical noise will not affect fiber.


  • Supports 3 different printhead types from EPSON:
    • S3200, 600 dpi, 3200 nozzles, single head.
    • S1600, 600 dpi, 1600 nozzles, single or double head.
    • S800, 600 dpi, 800 nozzles, single or double head.

  • Can print also 2 colors with one printhead (S3200 and S1600).
  • Optical fiber interface for long distances, 600 Mbits/sec.
  • Generates accurate printhead driving voltages which are factory programmed. Printhead voltages can be further adjusted for special ink types.
  • Printhead voltage control with respect to the temperature.
  • Correct voltage sequencing during power ON and power OFF.
  • Gray scale printing, up to 4 levels.
  • Printing waveform stored in the EEPROM.
  • Tickling pulse generation logic to keep nozzles always active.
  • Printhead temperature monitor, over temperature protection.
  • Firmware update over optical interface.
  • Single 48V input voltage with reverse polarity, over current and surge current protection.
  • SHA Encryption for firmware copy protection.
  • Small footprint, 100mm x 140mm.
  • Easy software integration with APMB SDK which supports native C++ and .NET programming languages such as C# or Visual Basic.
  • ApmbWave analog waveform designer support with drop watcher interface.
  • Compatible with APRINT RIP and Print software.

DRV-S3200 Hardware-User Guide