Murata showcases new sensor innovations at Sensor + Test exhibition
Stand 12-294 SENSOR+TEST 2013 Nürnberg, May 14-16
Stand 12-294 SENSOR+TEST 2013 Nürnberg, May 14-16
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TOKYO: 6981) (ISIN: JP3914400001) announced it has completed the acquisition of VTI Technologies Oy (Head office: Vantaa, Finland, hereinafter “VTI”) by Murata Electronics Europe B.V., a full subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. on January 31st.
Murata today announced the mass production of the SV03 series of low profile surface mount rotary position sensors. Measuring just 11 x 12 x 2.1 mm and weighing only 0.4 g, these compact sensors are idea for use in a broad range of consumer electronics appliance and are also suited to automotive applications. By detecting the angle of rotation of a switch the sensors provide a cost effective rotary switch and feedback sensor. An example application is as an airflow adjustment switch within a domestic air conditioning unit.
Murata today announced the launch of the AS-M and AS-V series of anisotropic magneto resistance (AMR) sensors. This detection technique provides a non-contact magnetic sensor of high sensitivity for use in a relatively low magnetic field. These extremely small devices, the smallest measuring just 1.2 x 1.2 x 0.37 mm, can detect a magnetic field in either a horizontal or vertical direction. Compared to traditional magnetic switch components, such as a reed switch or Hall effect IC, AMR sensors have higher detection sensitivity, are more robust and offer a wider detection area.
Murata today announced the launch of the IRS-B series of dual and quad type surface mount pyro-electric infrared sensors. Believed to be not only the smallest PIR sensors in the world, but also the only surface mount devices available, the series are aimed at a broad range of energy saving applications in consumer appliances.
Murata announced today that they have marked the shipment of over 30 million units of its ENC-03RC-10-R gyro sensor for radio-controlled helicopters. The ENC series of piezoelectric vibrating gyroscopes, initially designed for image stabilization in digital still and video cameras, have increasingly been in high demand to aid stable flight performance of indoor radio-controlled helicopters. The growth of the model helicopter application has rapidly driven gyro shipments over the past 3 years and now accounts for approximately 90% of global shipments.
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata has launched a MEMS rate sensor (gyro) which features excellent performance characteristics for the automotive market. The device, part number MEV-50C-R, supports accurate dead-reckoning performance for car navigation devices, but is also aimed at GPS modules, satellite antennas and other applications such as toys, including for example a high performance radio control helicopter. This sensor features the second-generation of Murata’s technology – the first generation was used in Murata's famous bicycle-riding robot, MURATA BOY, and Murata’s unicycle-riding robot, MURATA GIRL.
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: The latest version of Murata's pyroelectric infrared (PIR) sensor is the world's smallest at just 5.0 x 4.7 x 2.4 mm, enabling the sensor to be used in compact, low profile electronic devices and equipment. The IRS-B210ST01-R1 is also the only surface-mount PIR sensor on the market. It features high sensitivity and signal to noise ratio, excellent stability against temperature changes and white light and enhanced RFI immunity.
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata has reduced the size of its AMR magnetic switches, saving space and cost in consumer electronics applications. AMR (Anisotropic Magneto Resistance) magnetic switches are primarily used for open/close detection in home appliances such as white goods and security equipment as well as other consumer electronics devices like mobile phones, laptop PCs, digital cameras etc. Murata's range of AMR switches is now available in an ultra small package measuring 1.0x0.9x0.5mm, in addition to industrial standard package sizes such as SOT23 and SON4.
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata’s surface mount pyroelectric infrared (PIR) movement sensor is now available in a surface mount package that is both smaller and lower cost than its thru-hole counterpart. Murata’s IRS-A200ST01-R1 SMD PIR sensor is constructed with H shaped electrodes, as is the through-hole version, the IRA-E700ST.
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata has released four new products in its BS05 series of magnetic pattern recognition sensors. The BS05M1HFAL, BS05M1KFCA, BS05M1KFFA and BS05M1KFBB magneto-resistive sensors are designed for ATMs, banknote counters, detectors and other validator applications. The devices are suitable for detection of magnetic thread or magnetic ink, and enable simple and quick mounting. These parts retain around 70% of their output voltage at a 0.1mm gap between sensor and substrate, compared to just 4% for typical coil head sensors. Along with their stable frequency characteristic, which is independent of the scanning speed, this makes them suitable for high-speed processing devices that demand superior accuracy.