The Azteeg X5 GT is a 32 bit ARM based Motion controller for 3D printers, CNC Machines and Laser cutters. The X5 GT runs on Smoothieware firmware and is based on Smoothieboard by Arthur Wolf. The X5 GT uses the powerful 32bit, 120Mhz NXP LPC1769 ARM chip capable of faster calculations for faster and smoother movements.
Configuration files for the X5 GT are text based, making editing easy using any text editor. Other boards require fresh firmware whenever changes are made, but with a text based configuration file simply reboot the board with the new file on the SD card and you're good to go.
The X5 GT features the Bigfoot stepper driver footprint which is twice the size of the regular board. This larger size allows for higher current drivers and more advanced SPI controlled drivers to run on the X5 GT for demanding CNC applications. The X5 GT will accept both Bigfoot and Pololu style drivers for maximum compatibility.
Both are sold separately and available as add on items with this board.