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Rotary position sensor aimed at space-constrained apps

Posted: 17 Apr 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Murata? position sensor? robot? digital camera?

Murata has announced the SVM4 series of rotary position sensor that measures 4mm x 4.5mm x 2mm. According to the company, the latest devices is about an eighth of the size of the company's previous position sensor, the SV03.

Despite its miniscule dimensions the SVM4 exhibits a linearity of 2 per cent and is geared for a variety of space-constrained applications such as finger-joint controllers in humanoid robots or to provide angular control in very compact spaces such as in radio-controlled model and game console controllers.

SVM4 series

The effective rotational angle is 240 degrees and with a useable temperature range from -40C to 85C can be used in most operating environments. The SVM4 could also be used in wearable devices such as headsets and hearing aids or as a lens/iris feedback sensor in compact digital cameras.

Mass production is scheduled to commence during August 2015.

- Julien Happich
??EE Times Europe

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