Compact rotary position sensor can be used in humanoid robots

Claimed to be the world’s smallest rotary position sensor, the SVM4 sensor at 4.0 x 4.5 x 2.0mm is approximately an eighth of the size of the company’s previous position sensor the SV03.

It exhibits a linearity of ±2% and suits a variety of space-constrained applications such as finger-joint controllers in humanoid robots or to provide angular control in compact spaces such as in radio-controlled model and game console controllers, as well as wearable devices such as headsets and hearing aids or as a lens/iris feedback sensor in compact digital cameras.

The effective rotational angle is 240° and with a useable temperature range from – 40 to +85°C can be used in most operating environments.

Mass production is scheduled to commence during August 2015.

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