Low cost surface mount rotary position sensors aim at consumer, automotive applications

September 27, 2011 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Murata announced the SV03 series of low profile surface mount rotary position sensors. Measuring just 11 x 12 x 2.1 mm and weighing only 0.4 g, these compact sensors are designed for use in a broad range of consumer electronics appliances and are also suited to automotive applications. By detecting the angle of rotation of a switch the sensors provide a cost effective rotary switch and feedback sensor.

Murata announced the SV03 series of low profile surface mount rotary position sensors. Measuring just 11 x 12 x 2.1 mm and weighing only 0.4 g, these compact sensors are designed for use in a broad range of consumer electronics appliances and are also suited to automotive applications. By detecting the angle of rotation of a switch the sensors provide a cost effective rotary switch and feedback sensor.

Building on the success of the earlier SV01 family of sensors, the new series is available at a lower cost due mainly to a review of the materials used in their construction.

The SV03 series suits long service life applications and is rated at up to 300,000 cycles. It is also has a high precision, providing rotational measurement within ±2 % across the whole 333.3 degrees of rotation. The sensors have a wide range of operating temperature from -40 to +125 degrees C. The extended operating temperature range of the series makes it ideal for use in a wide range of automotive applications.

Operating voltage is +5 VDC within ±0.5 V.

An adjustment scale is displayed on the device surface to facilitate mounting when assembly of the end-product takes place.

For further information visit: www.murata.eu.