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PCB Piezotronics Introduces Surface Microphone for Automotive Testing

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PCB Piezotronics, Inc.
3425 Walden Ave.
Depew, NY, 14043 2495
USA



Press release date: January 30, 2014

New low profile microphone ideal for wind tunnel testing and measuring in small, hard-to-reach areas within the vehicle

Depew, NY— PCB Piezotronics announces the launch of its new surface microphone developed for automotive test engineers taking measurements in vehicles where traditional microphones won't fit or outdoor environments and wind tunnels, where the effects of wind noise on measurements are a concern. Designed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling, the new model is a low profile microphone and surface mount pad that greatly reduces the impact of undesired air pressure on the microphone during the measurement process.

Model 130B40 is an all-in-one, prepolarized microphone and preamplifier combination with a water and dust resistant cover. Key features are its maximum dynamic range allowing measurements up to 142 dB and a 32 dBA low noise floor. Standard on this unit is TEDS v1.0.

Typical applications include wind tunnel testing, tire noise measurements, evaluating brake noise in tire wells and automotive panel noise. The surface microphone can be used in any flush mount application and can be embedded into a wall or mounted with adhesive on flat or curved surfaces. The height is 1/8" (3mm), making it an excellent choice for applications that require the microphone to have a low profile.

Model 130B40 is a quality acoustic measurement sensor with a small footprint and a very competitive price. The new surface microphone is in stock and available for immediate shipment. For additional information please visit www.pcb.com/surfacemicauto or contact Mark Valentino, Product Manager at (866) 816-8892 or via email at mvalentino@pcb.com

About PCB Automotive Sensors Division
PCB Automotive Sensors is a dedicated sales and technical support facility, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, devoted to the testing and instrumentation needs of the global transportation market. This team is focused on the development and application of sensors and related instrumentation for specific vehicle development test programs, including modal analysis; driveability; ride & handling; component & system performance; durability; road load data acquisition; vehicle and powertrain NVH; legislative testing; quality control; powertrain development; and motorsport. PCB proudly stands behind all products with services customers value most, including 24-hour technical support, a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction. For more information please visit www.pcb.com/auto.

About PCB Piezotronics
PCB Piezotronics is a leading supplier of microphones, vibration, pressure, force, torque, load, and strain sensors, as well as the pioneer of ICP technology. This instrumentation is used for test, measurement, monitoring, and control requirements in automotive, aerospace, industrial, R&D, military, educational, commercial, OEM applications, and more. Our Platinum Products program ensures fast delivery of over 10,000 sensors that are covered by a Lifetime Warranty. With a customer support team of more than 30 Customer Service Representatives and Application Engineers, PCB proudly stands behind their products with the services you value most, including 24-hour technical support, a global distribution network, and the industry's only commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction. Visit us at www.pcb.com

PCB and ICP are registered trademarks of PCB Group Inc.



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