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Two new optical mouse reference designs from Agilent

Posted: 05 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:agilent technologies? optical mouse reference design kit? laserstream?

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced what it touts as the industry's first optical mouse reference design kits based on its patented LaserStream technology. The company offers two LaserStream reference designsone for high-end corded mice and one for high-performance gaming mice.

"Our new LaserStream reference design kits are enabling our OEM customers to complete their new corded and gaming laser mouse designs in time for the high-volume, fourth-quarter retail sales season, " said Ngoh Kee Hane, VP and GM of the Navigation Products Division in Agilent's Semiconductor Products Group. "Consumers are clearly gravitating to the higher performance and superior tracking of laser mice. This transition from LED-based mice to laser-based mice is occurring at a much faster pace than the last technology cycle, in which LED mice replaced mechanical ball mice."

Corded laser mouse kit

Based on Agilent's ADNS-6000 laser navigation sensor and Cypress' CY7C63743-PXC USB microcontroller (MCU), the ADNK-6003 optical mouse designer's kit provides a low-cost and feature-rich time-to-market solution. The ADNS-6000 features 800 counts per inch (cpi) resolution, 20 inches per second (ips) maximum velocity and a 6,400fps frame rate. The ADNS-6000 sensor along with the ADNS-6120 lens, ADNS-6230 clip and ADNV-6330 laser diode form the complete laser mouse tracking system. Communication between the CY7C63743-PXC MCU and the Agilent ADNS-6000 sensor is accomplished through the integrated serial peripheral interface. The Cypress MCU features a 12MHz internal clock, 256 bytes of RAM, 8KB of EPROM, a built-in clock oscillator and timers, and programmable drive strength and pull-up resistors on each I/O line.

The ADNK-6003 designer's kit is connectable to a PC via the USB port. A USB cable is also provided with the kit.

Corded laser gaming mouse kit

Based on Agilent's ADNS-6010 high-performance laser navigation sensor and Cypress' CY7C63743-PXC USB MCU, the ADNK-6013 optical mouse designer's kit provides a fast time-to-market solution for development of the industry's highest-performing laser gaming mice. The ADNS-6010 features 2,000cpi resolution, 45ips (max) velocity and a 7,080fps frame rate. The ADNS-6010 sensor along with the ADNS-6120 lens, ADNS-6230 clip and ADNV-6330 laser diode form the complete laser mouse tracking system. Communication between the CY7C63743-PXC MCU and the Agilent ADNS-6010 sensor is accomplished through the integrated serial peripheral interface. The Cypress EPROM-based MCU allows for easy firmware modification.

The ADNK-6013 designer's kit is connectable to a PC via the USB port. A USB cable is also provided with the kit.

LaserStream technology

Agilent's LaserStream illumination and tracking technology provides 20 times the surface tracking power of an LED-based optical mouse sensor. According to the company, laser illumination is superior to LED-based illumination because it reveals trackable surface structures the LED light source cannot uncover. Laser mice using this technology can easily track on painted metal, polished wood-grain, glossy photo paper, translucent plastic, frosted glass and many other previously difficult surfaces, added Agilent.

The ADNK-6003 and ADNK-6013 optical mouse reference design kits, priced at $199 each, include a sample optical mouse with complete schematics, layout and firmware.




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