Piezoelectric Sounders feature low-profile surface mount design.

Press Release Summary:

Consumer PKLCS1212E2400-R1 and automotive/industrial PKLCS1212E24A0-R1 feature 2.4 kHz frequency operation and come in low-profile surface mount packages. Both SMD piezoelectric sounders offer 3 mm profile and are aimed at white goods, portable, industrial, and automotive applications. Parts can be mounted using pick and place equipment and are able to survive reflow soldering with no impact to performance. Operational frequency is 2.0-2.4 kHz.

Original Press Release:

Murata Launches Ultra Low-profile Surface Mount 2.4 kHz Piezo Sounders

Hoofddorp, Netherlands. -- Murata today announced the expansion of its PKLCS family with two new 2.4 kHz SMD piezoelectric sounders aimed at white goods, portable, industrial, and automotive applications. Both the consumer part PKLCS1212E2400-R1 and the automotive/industrial part PKLCS1212E24A0-R1 are available in low profile surface mount packages. They have a 5dB increase in sound pressure level compared to previous Murata devices, and are fully reflow solder compatible. They are ideally suited for applications that need to minimize the use of leaded components or have all components be low profile.

The new PKLCS sounders' thin 3 mm profile make them suitable for use in miniaturized portable electronics. Further, the SMD package enables more efficient manufacturing since the parts can be mounted using pick and place equipment. Other benefits include the ability to survive reflow soldering with no impact to performance and a low frequency operation (2.4kHz) with improved loudness verse existing 2kHz product. The small increase in operational frequency 2.0kHz to 2.4kHz permits significant gains in loudness.

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: ayatonooka@murata.co.uk

Fax: +44 (0) 1252 811777

Web: www.murata.eu

Agency contact:

Robert Huntley

Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath,

BA1 2LW, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 470000

E-mail: robert.huntley@publitek.com

Fax: +44 (0) 1225 470047

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About Murata

Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Ceramics Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets 40% of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth & WiFi Modules, and a key manufacturer of power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems, short focal length ceramic lenses and speaker products.

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

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