Murata launches SVM4 series and earlier position sensor
Murata launches ultra compact rotary position sensor
SVM4 series (mini PS) (left) and earlier position sensor (right)
Murata has announced what is believed to be the world’s smallest rotary sensor. Measuring just 4.0 x 4.5 x 2.0 mm the SVM4 series is approximately an eighth of the size of Murata’s previous position sensor the SV03. Despite its miniscule dimensions the SVM4 exhibits a linearity of +/- 2% and suits a wide variety of space-constrained applications such as finger-joint controllers in humanoid robots or to provide angular control in very compact spaces such as in radio-controlled model and game console controllers.
The effective rotational angle is 240 degrees and with a useable temperature range from – 40 degrees C to +85 degrees C can be used in most operating environments.
Other potential applications for the SVM4 include use in wearable devices such as headsets and hearing aids or as a lens/iris feedback sensor in compact digital cameras.
Mass production is scheduled to commence during August 2015.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata’s website at www.murata.com