Press Release Summary:
Utilizing piezoelectric technology, MZB1001 microblower provides up to 0.8 Lpm airflow and nearly 1.5 kPa air pressure while consuming 0.2 W typ. Piezoelectric diaphragm, which vibrates up and down when sine wave voltage is applied, is optimized for operation above nominal audible range. Vibrations force air into microblower and out through nozzle on top of device. Used as air pump, product helps shorten duration of high-pressure airflow applications.
Original Press Release:
Smallest High Pressure Pump Developed by Murata
Innovative Piezoelectric Technology Offers Low Profile and Low Power Consumption
Smyrna, GA - Murata Americas today announced the launch of the world's smallest microblower. Measuring only 20mm x 20mm x 1.85mm, Murata's MZB1001 microblower utilizes advanced piezoelectric technology to provide up to 0.8L per minute of airflow and nearly 1.5kPa of air pressure while consuming just 0.2W of power during a typical use.
Using a piezoelectric diaphragm, which vibrates up and down when a sine wave voltage is applied and has been optimized for operation above the normal audible range, the vibrations force air into the microblower and out through a nozzle on the top of the device. Used as an air pump and capable of creating a high air pressure flow, the pump is ideally suited to shorten the duration of high-pressure airflow applications such as an air blower for fuel cells and spot cooling for IC's and electronic circuitry.
"Murata's expertise in piezoelectric materials is featured in our miniaturized microblower," stated Peter Tiller, marketing manager, Murata Americas. "Not only does the microblower provide critical characteristics, such as low power consumption in the lowest profile package available on the market, it does so without sacrificing performance."
The MXB1001, which is driven by a15Vp-p and 24kHz - 25kHz signal, is available for approximately $8.75 with an order in the 1,000 piece range. Lead times are up to 10 weeks ARO. More information can be found at www.murataamercias.com.
About Murata Electronics North America (www.murataamericas.com)
Murata Electronics North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., whose global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan. Established in 1944, Murata Manufacturing is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale of ceramic based passive electronic components and power supply modules. With annual revenues in excess of $7 billion dollars, Murata is committed to the environmentally conscious development and stable supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Products include: monolithic ceramic capacitors, polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors, electric double layer energy device (EDLC), noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters, inductors, resistor products, resonators, filters, RF components, communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, power supplies, sound components, piezo actuators, micromechatronics products, ceramic applied products, and RFID solutions. Murata's products are found in a wide range of applications including consumer, mobile communications, computers and networking equipment, automotive electronics, advanced metering equipment, digital home electronics, lighting and illumination, and lifestyle healthcare devices. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.