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Magnetic sensors claim 'thinnest' profile

Posted: 21 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:magnetic sensor? magnetoresistive material?

NEC announced that it has successfully developed and commenced full-scale production on magnetic sensors, claimed to be the world's thinnest at 1mm x 1.6mm x 0.35mm. The MRUS61C has a unique structure formed by the layering of magnetoresistive elements on ICs. This structure makes it 0.18mm thinner than NEC's existing models.

With the move towards more compact and multifunctional mobile terminals, such as mobile phones, notebook computers, portable game consoles and other electronic devices, the demand for more compact and slim-lined components for use in these devices has increased. Strong calls are also being made for energy-saving technology to offset the increase in the battery life of these devices. The MRUS61C sensor was developed in response to these market needs and will be used for power and backlight switches in folding mobile phones and notebook computers, detecting the opening and closing of these and other similar devices.

Inheriting the electrical and magnetic performance of NEC's existing models, the MRUS61C allows customers to extract maximum efficiency from their design assets. It also adopts leadless packaging, making it possible to reduce mounting space, delivering a 36 percent reduction in the mounting space required when compared with NEC's existing models.

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