Microscan has announced a 3-megapixel-resolution configuration in the popular MINI Hawk series of compact direct part mark (DPM) imagers. The autofocus imager reads small DPM marks straight out of the box. Designed for reading small 2-D direct part marks, the instrument is used in the medical device and electronics manufacturing industries. Electronic components such as printed circuit boards typically have little space to add bar codes for traceability. Small 2-D data matrix codes are suitable for this type of application, but they require a product with enhanced DPM reading capabilities to capture critical data. The fully integrated design of the MINI Hawk makes it easy for electronics and other manufacturers and their suppliers to read these codes. Also available in high-speed and high-resolution configurations, the imager also can consistently read symbols that are damaged, distorted or otherwise challenging, with no setup or configuration required. Applications for the imager include automotive, medical devices, electronics and semiconductors.