Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
Position Sensor features on-chip digital encoder.
Press Release Summary:
November 24, 2008 - Offering alternative to miniature optical encoders, TRK-1T02 TRACKER Magnetic Sensor offers 2 µm resolution and can be used as linear encoder or off-axis rotary encoder. Measuring 8.5 x 11.5 x 1.61 mm, unit does not require light source and is insensitive to external light, shock, vibration, and high-particulate environments. On-chip encoder provides direct digital output using standard I2C protocol, eliminating need for external pulse counters.
Original Press Release
New Miniature Encoder Boasts Smallest Size, Highest Resolution in a Robust, Cost-Effective Package
Press release date: November 11, 2008
- Resolution 2 µm
- Repeatability 2 µm
- Supply voltage 3 to 3.6 VDC
- Current 21 mA
- Output serial communications using I2C protocol - no pulse counter required
- Dimensions 8.5 x 11.5 x 1.61 mm (Total height ~ 3 mm with magnet and air gap)
- Zero reference built in For more information visit http://www.newscaletech.com/Tracker_overview.html Evaluation Packs, Pricing and Availability
The TRK-1T02-E TRACKER evaluation pack includes a TRK-1T02 position sensor, linear magnetic strip, MC-31MB interface card and software to facilitate evaluation. The USB interface returns direct position information to a PC. Engineering samples of the TRK-1T02 and TRK-1T02-E will be available for purchase in December 2008, with general availability from stock in January 2009. Contact New Scale for samples and OEM pricing. About New Scale Technologies
New Scale Technologies (www.newscaletech.com) creates disruptively small motion systems based on our patented piezoelectric SQUIGGLE® motor, the world's smallest linear motor, and TRACKER(TM) position sensor. The ultrasonic SQUIGGLE motor is smaller, more precise, less expensive, more robust and more power-efficient than other micro motors. The TRACKER position sensor integrates a magnetic sensor with on-chip digital encoder, for smaller size and higher resolution than miniature optical encoders. We create complete motion systems integrating motor and sensor technology with supporting electronics (ASICs) developed with our partner austriamicrosystems (www.austriamicrosystems.com). New Scale's micro motors, encoders and micro-actuator modules enable design engineers to create smaller products including mobile phone cameras, electronic locks and intelligent fasteners, nano-scale fluid control including lab-on-a-chip systems, medical devices including miniature drug pumps and endoscopes, optics and imaging systems, automotive modules, lasers, aerospace and defense systems, cryogenic and MRI-compatible instruments, and consumer electronics including micro fuel cells. SQUIGGLE is a registered trademark and TRACKER is a trademark of New Scale Technologies, Inc. Lisa R. Schaertl
New Scale Technologies, Inc.
121 Victor Heights Parkway, Victor NY 14564
Phone 585.924.4450 x113