May 2010New Scale Technologies Inc.Request Info
New Scale Technologies Inc. has announced its M3 micromechatronic
module design platform for development of custom closed-loop microactuator modules.
Building on proprietary miniature Squiggle motor and Tracker position sensor technology,
the platform yields a complete closed-loop actuator on a printed circuit board measuring
12 x 30 mm or less. The devices require 3.3-V input voltage for battery-powered
operation. No external control board is necessary, and simple serial commands drive
an onboard proportional integral derivative controller using a standard I2C, SPI
or USART interface. Modules based on the platform are suitable for high-resolution
positioning in miniature optical instrumentation, lasers and photonics systems,
aerospace controls and biomedical systems.