Microscopy Applications

Embedded microscope with automated positioning and focus

Adding an embedded microscope function to your medical or industrial instrument has never been easier.

The M3-LS-3.4 Linear Smart Stage is a complete micro positioning module with the controller inside. No separate electronics are needed. This gives you the smallest size and fastest integration into your microscopy-based instrument.

Easily embed this linear “smart stage” in your smallest instruments without the need for multiple cables, high-voltage isolation, or special packaging of electronics.

The “smart stage” integrates a patented SQUIGGLE piezoelectric motor, drive electronics, absolute linear position sensor, crossed-roller bearings, and microprocessor with closed-loop firmware.

The complete stage including controller is only 32 X 32 X 11 mm. A single cable provides 6 VDC and serial digital commands via SPI or I2C.

Medical Applications

Instruments for:

  • In vitro diagnostics
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Digital cell morphology
  • Automated digital pathology
  • 3D imaging
  • Cell sorting and counting (cytometry)

Industrial Applications

  • Any instrument where small size and high precision matter


For specifications, videos, drawings and purchasing information visit our M3 Linear Microstages page.


Find out how you can easily add an embedded microscope function to your next-generation instruments. Contact us to learn more or order a developer’s kit.