Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Ultrasonic Sensor has compact, surface mount design.

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March 18, 2014 - Measuring 5.2 x 5.2 x 1.15 mm, MA40H1S-R series can deliver up to 100 dB sound pressure at 40 kHz. Operating voltage is 6 Vp-p, and sensor has -6 dB full angle beam of 80°. Structural design, including ceramic element, minimizes required mounting space. Typical areas of use include distance measurement, position detection, and 3D gesture detection applications in portable equipment.

Murata Electronics North America, Inc.

2200 Lake Park Dr., Smyrna, GA, 30080, USA

Original Press Release

Murata Has Developed World's First Surface Mount Ultrasonic Sensor

Press release date: March 1, 2014

Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced that it has developed a surface-mount device (SMD)-type ultrasonic sensor and that the product will be manufactured by Hakui Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., with production starting in summer 2014.

Constructed in an ultra low profile package measuring just 5.2 x 5.2 mm and 1.15 mm thick, the MA40H1S-R series is capable of delivering up to 100 dB sound pressure at 40 kHz. Operating voltage is 6 Vp-p and the sensor has a -6dB full angle beam of 80 degrees.

Through the use of an exclusive structural design, including the ceramic element, Murata Manufacturing has succeeded in developing what it believes to be the world’s first surface-mount device (SMD)-type ultrasonic sensor. Since it is a surface-mount device (SMD), the new sensor requires minimal mounting space, and it enables improved functionality for distance measurement and position detection through the use of ultrasonic waves.

Typical applications include distance measurement, position detection and 3D gesture detection in portable equipment.

For further information and reader enquiries:
Aya Tonooka
Murata Europe Limited
Oak House
Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park
Fleet, Hampshire  GU51 2QW , United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666 
E-mail: atonooka@murata.co.uk
Fax:  +44 (0) 1252 811777 
Web: www.murata.eu

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About Murata
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets the majority of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, the world's no.1 manufacturer of board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems and short focal length ceramic lenses.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Finland and Hungary.

For more information on Murata, please visit: www.murata.eu. You can also follow us on Twitter @MurataEurope or LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/murata-electronics, or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MurataElectronics.

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