22 September 2011 Murata sensors aimed at consumer, automotive applications Murata sensors aimed at consumer, automotive markets applications Murata has announced the mass production of a series of low profile surface mount rotary position sensors aimed at consumer and automotive applications. The devices in the SV03 series measure 11 x 12 x 2.1mm and weigh 0.4g. According to Murata, by detecting the angle of rotation of a switch, the sensors provide a cost effective rotary switch and feedback sensor. An example application is as an airflow adjustment switch within a domestic air conditioning unit. The sensors are available at a lower cost than the company's earlier SV01 range, due primarily to a review of the materials used in the construction. The devices are designed for long service life applications and rated at up to 300,000cycles. Murata states that the devices have a high precision, providing rotational measurement within +/- 2% across the whole 333.3° degrees of rotation. Operating temperature range is from -40 to +125°C, making the series suitable for use in a range of automotive applications. Operating voltage is + 5 Vdc within +/- 0.5V. Author Chris Shaw Comment on this article Websites http://www.murata.eu This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Alternative back-up power With outdoor events like concerts, events and festivals now ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Microcontrollers deliver ... Microchip has launched what it describes as the 'world's lowest ... Read Article What you think about this article: Can these sensors used for other application apart from auto-motives, like obstacle detection? Report this Comment Posted by: Mabunda, 12/02/2013 Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.