ALPS has developed a new geomagnetic sensor with a smaller size than earlier models and the industry's widest measurement range to add to its "HSCD Series" lineup of compact geomagnetic sensors designed for compact electronic equipment like smartphones and other mobile devices, and wristwatches. Mass production begins in March 2013.
ALPS has announced today that it has developed the GLMH Series Liqualloy Power Inductor, ideal for mobile devices used for long periods. Samples will be available from September. Mobile computing devices such as Ultrabooks, other types of notebook PC, and tablets are now essential to our lifestyles. A recent requirement of these devices, besides light weight and advanced functionality, is the ability to run for long periods.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the SSCL Series two-way detector switch with female connector terminal ideal for applications such as door lock and latch detection in vehicles. Samples will be available from May 2012.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH introduces the new SKSLLAE010, a half-mount type Sidepush TACT Switch suitable for use in personal computers, mobile phones, and associated peripherals. The surface-mountable switch is remarkable for its compact dimensions of 4.5mm x 2.6mm x 2.2mm (W x D x H) – the height above the PC board is only 1.6mm – and a long operating life of up to 600,000 cycles.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the SSCQ Series compact detector switch with two-position output in two directions for use in zoom lever control of mobile devices such as compact digital cameras and digital camcorders. Mass production commenced in February 2012.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH introduces the SDDE series of power switches with built-in encoder for comfortable one-switch program control of washing machines, dryers, micro wave ovens, and IH cooking heaters. The horizontally actuated switches can be mounted directly on a circuit board. They combine an AC power switch and a DC detector switch with a mode selection function in a single package with dimensions of only 24mm x 24mm x 40mm (W x D x H).
ALPS Green Devices Co., Ltd. has developed the GLMD Series Liqualloy Power Inductor for high-current applications such as CPU power supplies in notebook PCs, servers, and other electronic equipment. Shipment of samples is to commence from December of this year. The new product will be exhibited at CEATEC JAPAN 2011 which is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from October 4, 2011
ALPS ELECTRIC has developed the SCGD Series of push-push type microSIM card connectors for use in smartphones, mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. Mass production will commence in October of this year. The new product will be exhibited at CEATEC JAPAN 2011 which is being held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from October 4, 2011.
ALPS ELECTRIC has developed the SDDH Series waterproof switch, which is compatible with weak to medium currents. Mass production commences in August 2011. Switches used in control elements, such as starters or stop lamp on/off switching, of motorbikes, buggies, other sports mobiles, and agricultural equipment require high water resistance so they can be used in the rain or immersed in water. Demand for switches compatible with weak through to medium currents is also on the rise due to increasing use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for items like stop lamps on motorbikes.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the high-durability RDC90 Series resistive rotary sensor. Samples will be available from August 2011. Control of internal mechanisms inside robots, controllers and other commercial equipment needs to be optimized to ensure greater safety, convenience and energy efficiency. This requires detection of the mechanism's current status, including parameters such as position and angle. Position and angle detection requires a sensor with high precision, for accurate detection of mechanism movement, and high durability, for withstanding repetitive movements and vibrations.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers with the TDGA6 series compact HD Radio tuner modules for automotive applications that have been pre-certified by the US-based iBiquity Digital Corporation for worldwide use with its HD Radio technology.
With the TDBE series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers compact DVB-C tuner modules for digital Cable TV in Europe, China, Taiwan, and South America. The modules have dimensions of 33.5mm x 31.0mm x 10.0mm (W x D x H) and cover UHF/VHF bands from 334 to 862MHz and 47 to 333MHz. They are remarkable for their high sensitivity, low phase noise and excellent distortion characteristics.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the HSCDTD004A geomagnetic sensor enabling electronic compass functions in smartphones and tablet PCs. Mass production commenced in May 2011.
With the TDA compact series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers compact TV tuners for digital terrestrial and analog broadcast in Europe (TDAG), North America (TDAU) and China (TDAC). The modules have a single casing size with dimensions of 37.3mm x 27.5mm x 11.4mm (W x D x H). They support demodulation systems such as DVB-T/C, ATSC and CTTB.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers with the HSHCA a high-quality capacitive type humidity sensor for use in digital cameras, mobile phones, PCs, and notebooks, in health care applications, home appliances, robots and industrial machines.
With the SCDG4B0100, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH complements its card connector series with an additional model for SD Memory Cards, Multimedia-CardsTM, Memory SticksTM, and xD-Picture Cards. The surface-mountable 4-in-1 combine type card connector is available as standard-mount version.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers with its SKSK a double-action TACT Switch suitable for portable consumer devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones, and peripherals. The vertically operated SMD switch is remarkable for its low-profile design with dimensions of 3.5mm x 3.2mm x 0.6 mm (L x W x H) and a long operating life of up to 100,000 cycles.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers with its EC35A a low-profile 2-phase incremental-type encoder with 23.6mm hollow shaft for easy setting of signal conditions.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has completed development of the SCDG3 and SCDG6 series – a combination connector compatible with SD, MMC, MS Duo™, and MS PRO-HG™ memory cards. Mass production commenced in February this year.
With the SSAL series ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers horizontal single-side (right or left) recoil type slide switches. These surface-mountable components are remarkable for their compact, low-profile design with dimensions of only 7.6mm x 2.5mm x 1,2mm (W x D x H), high reliability, and sharp operational feeling. The 1Pole-2Position switches are rated for switching currents of up to 10mA at a maximum of 5VDC or 50µmA at 3VDC. They have a long operating life of up to 100,000 switching cycles. The slide switches require an operating force of 1+0.5N. Operating temperatures range between -10°C and +60°C. The travel length amounts to 2mm. Typical applications are mobile phones, personal audio devices, PCs, notebooks and peripherals etc.
ALPS ELECTRIC has completed development of its new "EC18A Series", an insulated shaft type encoder for use in dial control knobs of appliances such as washing machines and microwaves. Mass production commences in November this year.
ALPS ELECTRIC has completed development of its new "RS08 Series", a compact slide potentiometer for use in mobile devices for volume or screen brightness adjustment. Mass production commences in November this year.
ALPS Green Devices has developed the GLMC Series Liqualloy Power Inductor to provide higher power source efficiency in such applications as DC/DC converters for notebook PCs and servers. Sample shipments of the GLMC Series will start in November this year and product sales will be conducted by ALPS Electric.
ALPS ELECTRIC will start trial shipments this month of its new SCGC1B03 Series, an 8-pin SIM card connector to be used in mobile phones and car navigation systems. Most current car navigation systems can receive digital terrestrial broadcasting, generally via one segment broadcasting. However, newer navigation systems capable of receiving full segment broadcasting are increasing in popularity as they offer higher image quality for larger screen sizes. These newer systems require an authentication card known as a B-CAS card, which is about the size of a SIM card used in mobile phones, and a connector such as the SCGC1B03 Series connects the authentication card to the navigation system.
ALPS ELECTRIC claims the world's smallest waterproof type detector switch, the SPVQ8 Series, for detecting mechanism operation in automotive and home appliances. Sample shipments will commence in September of this year.
ALPS ELECTRIC has developed its new SKSH Series, a compact, low-profile TACT Switch suitable for portable devices such as mobile phones and audio players. As these types of devices become smaller and thinner, demand is increasing for smaller and thinner electronic components to be used inside. However, compact size is not the only request from device manufacturers. Switches for example, require aspects such as ease of integration into the final product, and secure operation feel.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the "SDDJF1A Series, the industry's thinnest one pole rocker power switch. This AC switch combines slim size and durability with excellent insulation properties, making it suitable for power conservation in flat-screen TVs and PC monitors. Mass production will begin in August of this year.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH announced its new "SPVQ9 Series" Sliding Contact Micro Switch. The switch features high reliability using the industry's first two-circuit sliding contact structure, making it suitable for emergency devices or for detecting mechanism movement in automotive and consumer electronic devices. Sample shipments will begin this month.
Devices and components installed in automobiles are exposed to water, dust, and other adverse conditions, but in the interests of maximizing safety, such components must be highly reliable. With the SPVQA series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers waterproof detector switches with left- or right-hand side bent press-fit terminals for easy mounting without soldering. Housed in a 15.2mm x 6.4mm x 7.95mm (W x D x H) case, they are an ideal solution for automotive applications such as the mechanical detection of the position of doors, engine bonnets etc.
With the SPEJ110100, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a tiny momentary-type push switch with detent, which is ideally suited for mirror control for power window units and switching of various electric devices in a motor vehicle. The vertically activated SMD switch is remarkable for its small enclosure of 7.0mm x 7.0mm x 6.0mm (W x D x H) and a long travel of 1.7mm. Designed as a 2-pole 2-position switch, the SPEJ110100 is rated for switching currents of 0.2A at 14VDC. The necessary operating force accounts for a maximum of 3.5±0.7N. It has an operating life of 10,000 switching cycles.
With the SPVT series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a series of particularly small and flat two-way operation-type detector switches with dimensions of only 5.6mm x 6.5mm x 1.8mm (W x D x H). The surface-mountable devices are remarkable for their high reliability and long operating life of 100,000 switching cycles. Conceived as 1-pole 1-position switches, the SPVT series is rated for switching currents of 100µA at 3VDC or maximal 1mA at 5VDC respectively. The necessary operating force accounts for a maximum of 0.4N.
With the RK12L115, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a 12mm size carbon rotary potentiometer with linear resistance characteristics. The robust ALPS potentiometer with a 25mm flat, insulated plastic shaft of 6mm in diameter is available as snap-in type for vertical PCB assembly. It has a compact, low profile design with dimensions of 12.0mm x 11.2mm x 7.5mm (W x D x H).
With the SCDAAA0600, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH complements its card connector series with an additional model for SD Memory Cards and Multimedia-Cards™. The new product is designed as reverse-mount version with a 1.8mm stand-off. It is remarkable for its compact dimensions of only 29.1mm x 29.3mm x 4.7mm (W x D x H). The upper frame features a 4-GND terminal structure to provide good characteristics for ESD and noise. The card connector offers an 8.0mm ejection stroke for the storage media and a push-push mechanism that ensures easy handling through manual insertion and removal of the memory card. An internal mechanism prevents accidental card ejection.
With the SCDB3A02, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers a 3-in-1 combine type connector which allows the use of SD Memory Card, Multimedia-Card, and Memory Stick in one single slot. The surface-mountable connector is available as standard mount type. It is remarkable for its compact dimensions of only 29.5mm x 30.4 mm x 4.2 mm (W x D x H) and an ejection stroke of 6.5mm for the storage media. For enhanced user-friendliness, the combine type connector is realized as push-push type, which allows an easy handling through manual insertion and removal of the memory cards. Thereby the SCDB3A02 guarantees an operating life of 10,000 insertion/removal cycles for SD Memory Cards and 12,000 cycles for memory sticks.
ALPS ELECTRIC and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), a public-private partnership aimed at promoting innovation and enhancing the value of businesses in Japan, recently announced the official incorporation of the new company ALPS Green Devices Co., Ltd. President and CEO of the new company is Yasuhiro Fujii.
Mobile phones, digital cameras and other peripheral devices are becoming more compact and thinner. In line with this trend, ever smaller memory cards are being employed now. With the SCHH series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers memory card adapters for microSD™ cards for use in devices with SD card slot. The robust, torsion-resistant adapters have external dimensions of 32mm x 24mm x 2.1mm (W x D x H) and guarantee for an operating life of 10,000 insertion/removal cycles. They are user-friendly and easy to handle as the memory card can be inserted and removed manually. An implemented locking mechanism effectively prevents unintentional ejection of cards. In addition, the adapters are remarkable for their reliable, corrosion resistant spring contacts for connecting the memory card.
With the SPVQ7 series, ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH offers waterproof detector switches for automotive applications. The horizontally actuated switches are remarkable for their compact dimensions of 14.7mm x 5.4mm x 6.7mm (W x D x H) and long operating life of 300,000 switching cycles. Conceived as 1-pole 2-position or 1-pole 1-position switches, the SPVQ7 series is rated for switching currents of maximal 0.1A at 12VDC or 50µA at 5VDC respectively. The necessary operating force accounts for 1±0.5N.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH announced the UGFZ1 Series, an all-in-one WLAN module for wireless networks. The module's built-in CPU and networking protocol combined with low energy consumption enables easy setup of sensor or other device networks, such as those used for smart meters.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH announced its new SKSG Series TACT Switch for automobiles. The compact switch's high operation force protects against accidental operation, making it suitable for car AV equipment as well as keyless entry or car navigation systems. Sample shipments will commence this month.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH announced its new SKPR Series TACT Switch for automobiles. In addition to having a long product life span, the switch's high operation force protects against accidental operation, making it suitable for steering wheel and other driver-centered applications. Sample shipments will commence from March 2010.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH revealed today its new HGDFPA006A magnetic sensor that allows for the industry's longest detection distance in determining whether home appliance covers and doors are open or closed. Sample shipments are to commence from April 2010.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH announced the development of the SSAJ series, a 0.7mm-high slide switch that enables the design of more compact electronic devices including mobile phones, digital cameras and compact music players. Sample shipments will commence from February 2010.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has completed development of the HSPPA series, the world's smallest-class piezoresistive type waterproof MEMS pressure sensor (to detect absolute pressure) that uses barometric and water-pressure detection functions. Mass production commenced in December 2009.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has developed the HSCD Series 3-axis Geomagnetic Sensor with Angular Velocity Detection for use in such compact portable devices as mobile phones and wristwatches. Mass production commenced in December 2009.
ALPS ELECTRIC achieved a total production of 100 billion TACT switch units in mid-September 2009. If all 100 billion TACT switch units were arranged side by side, they would cover a distance roughly equal to circling the Earth 15 times. ALPS ELECTRIC's TACT switch claims the world's top production volume with an approximate 40% share of the global market.
ALPS ELECTRIC EUROPE GmbH has completed the development of the FPDJ9 series, which has achieved the industry's first wide-angle (90° field angle) optical size 1/10 inch VGA camera module for use in mobile phones and handheld game machines. Sample shipments of the module will commence from August 2009.