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ITT releases miniature Trackball switch

Posted: 30 Dec 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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ITT Ind., Cannon has launched what it claims as the industry's first miniature Trackball 360 scanning and select switch.

Developed to replace navigation keys or mini-joysticks used in mobile and smart phones, PDAs, cameras, camcorders, as well as keyboards, remote controls and GPS systems, the 8mm(?) ball is housed in a unit measuring 12-by-12-by-9.1mm. Two built-in LEDs can be integrated inside the housing of the device and provide an electrically independent 2-color illumination of the ball.

The product can be customized to deliver from 8 to 24 pulses per ball rotation. With 300,000 full rotations, it achieves from 2.4 to 7.2 million cycles depending of the number of pulses chosen per one complete turn. The device consumes no current and requires a switching power of 0.2VA. Selecting force is 2.2N 25 percent and scanning rotating force is 0.35N0.1.

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