PowerHap development starter kit provides design feedback

A development starter kit for fast haptics prototyping gives mechanical designers and engineers a first impression of haptic feedback with PowerHap piezo actuators. The kit by TDK shows how the mechanical integration works, and provides a reference design, which can be adapted to various applications.
TDK’s PowerHap piezo actuators offer haptic feedback based on acceleration, force, and response time. They can be used in automotive designs (e.g., steering wheels, displays, dashboards, buttons), smartphones, displays and tablets, household appliances, ATMs and vending machines, game controllers, VR gloves, industrial equipment and medical devices.
The PowerHap Starter Kit (ordering code: Z63000Z2910Z01Z73) consists of a seamless button assembly (including PowerHap 1204H018V060 and PowerHap 1313H018V120), a round button assembly (incling PowerHap 1204H018V060), the BOS1901-Kit driver board from Boréas Technologies, additional PowerHap devices (including an FPC connection cable), USB cable, and a quick start user guide.
The BOS1901-Kit platform in the starter kit is pre-programmed for the seamless button and the round button for an immediate experience of sensing and haptics with the PowerHap actuators. The features of the Boréas platform make it easy to customise and tailor the haptic experience by adjusting the sensing detection parameters and the haptic feedback waveform.
TDK is based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialise ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. Today, TDK‘s portfolio features passive components such as ceramic, aluminium electrolytic and film capacitors, as well as magnetics, high-frequency, and piezo and protection devices. The product spectrum also includes sensors and sensor systems such as temperature and pressure, magnetic, and MEMS sensors. In addition, TDK provides power supplies, energy devices and magnetic heads. Products are marketed under the product brands TDK, Epcos, InvenSense, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda.
TDK focuses on demanding markets in automotive, industrial and consumer electronics, and information and communication technology. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America.


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