Press Release Summary:
DK Series developer kits feature SQL series SQUIGGLE piezoelectric micro motor and TRACKER NSE-5310 miniature position sensor. Serving as reference designs, compact kits are powered by 2 AA batteries and offer push-button operation to demonstrate motion. Pathway Software controls kit through USB interface connected to PC, allowing for detailed evaluation and system development. All components can be removed from kits using basic tools for system integration and prototype testing.
Original Press Release:
Developer's Kits Showcase World's Smallest Linear Motor and Highest-Resolution Miniature Position Sensor
Kits feature New Scale's tiny SQUIGGLE piezoelectric micro motor and TRACKER NSE-5310 miniature position sensor; serve as reference designs for closed-loop OEM system integration down to 0.5 micron resolution.
Victor, NY - June 22, 2009 - New Scale Technologies (http://www.newscaletech.com) today announced new developer's kits for its SQUIGGLE linear micro motors and TRACKER NSE-5310 position sensors. The DK Series developer's kits feature a tiny SQL series SQUIGGLE piezoelectric micro motor and a TRACKER NSE-5310 miniature position sensor. A slide assembly serves as a reference design for mechanical integration. A drive card with New Scale's NSD-1202 motor controller ASIC serves as an electrical reference design and a development tool for use from initial product evaluation through prototype development.
The compact kit is powered by two AA batteries, with a push-button operation to demonstrate motion. The New Scale Pathway Software controls the kit through a USB interface connected to a PC, to allow for more detailed evaluation and system development. All components can be removed from the kit using basic tools for system integration and prototype testing.
The kits are designed to simplify evaluation of this miniature motion technology and its integration into miniature OEM products such as medical devices, tiny optical systems, and micro-robotic instruments.
Closed-loop SQUIGGLE motor / TRACKER sensor kit
The model DK-1.8-SS-TRK-33 closed-loop developer's kit is designed for evaluation of the TRACKER NSE-5310 position sensor and the closed-loop operation of the SQUIGGLE motor. It includes:
Open-loop SQUIGGLE motor kit
The model DK-1.8-SS-33 open-loop motor kit includes all of the above components except the position sensor. It facilitates open-loop motor evaluation, or development of systems using other position sensors or limit switches.
Price and availability
The developer's kits are available now starting at $495. Buy online at shop.newscaletech.com or visit www.newscaletech.com/developers-kits.html for more information.
Contact New Scale regarding volume pricing and customization including custom chip-scale packaging for position sensors. New Scale's design team works with OEM customers to integrate micro motors and sensors into system designs and create custom application-specific motion modules.
About New Scale Technologies
New Scale Technologies 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. 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 and New Scale Pathway Software are trademarks of New Scale Technologies, Inc.