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Strengthening HAPTIC-related product development
Alps Alpine, a manufacturer of high-quality electronic products, has entered a joint collaboration agreement with Immersion Corporation (San Jose, California, USA), a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology. Signed in September 2019, the agreement covers product creation relating to HAPTIC technology.
Waterproof digital sensor measuring air and water pressure
Alps Alpine has introduced the HSPPAD143A Waterproof Digital Pressure Sensor for applications in wearable devices and IoT equipment. According to the latest data from the Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker released by IT research firm IDC Japan, the wearable devices market is expected to grow more than ten percent on average each year between 2019 and 2022.
New terminal shape for a thinner detector switch design
Alps Alpine, a manufacturer of high-quality electronic products, has developed a SPVQ8 Series detector switch for use in detecting the opening and closing of side doors, hoods and other vehicle doors. Electrification of vehicles is progressing and cars are becoming lighter. The electronic components inside them therefore need to be smaller and lighter, too.
Push switch clarity realised with quiet operation
Alps Alpine has added a model with 0.9mm travel to its SKSU Series compact, middle-stroke TACT Switch lineup. The SKSUBCE010 realises push clarity along with quiet operation and a distinct click, suitable for automotive use. The newly developed product’s 0.9mm travel places it at the longer end of the middle stroke range.
Lens array developed with mirror for optical transceivers
Alps Alpine has developed the FLHL2 Series Lens Array with Mirror for optical transceivers that are used, for example, in optical networks for data centres. The recent rise in application of IoT technology and Artificial Intelligence points to an expected threefold increase in global IP traffic between 2017 and 2022.
Force sensor with high impact resistance designed for stylus pens
Alps has added the HSFPAR004A Force Sensor to its lineup. According to the company, the sensor enhances impact resistance while maintaining the industry’s smallest size and offers high linearity and high resolution, which makes it suitable for use in stylus pens and other input devices.
Keeping motorcyclists safe through the use of CI-ITS
Alps Electric has joined the Connected Motorcycle Consortium (CMC), a non-profit organisation striving to enhance powered two wheeler’s rider safety through research and development activities on C-ITS (Cooperative-Intelligent Transport Systems) for motorcycles. Together with other companies of the industry and technology-related associations, Alps Electric will actively contribute to the development of a prototype integrating this system b...
Alps Electric to exhibit for the first time at Sensor + Test show
At this year's Sensor + Test show, Alps Electric will be exhibiting for the first time. The show is taking place at Nuremberg Exhibition Centre from 26th-28th June, 2018. The Alps Electric booth, located at Hall 1, Stand 529, will exhibit its latest products and measurement technologies created with Alps Electric’s original technologies for automotive, healthcare, industrial and environment and energy markets.
Automotive switch enables high operating force
Japanese electronic components manufacturer ALPS Electric has developed the SKTQ series TACT Switch, which began mass production in December 2017. Today's automobile cabins are quieter than ever, as sounds like the noise of the engine running and the vehicle moving along the road have been reduced due to increasingly airtight chassis and the emergence of hybrid and electric vehicle technologies.
Mass production of Liqualloy power inductor
ALPS Electric has developed the “GLU Series” Liqualloy Power Inductor. The product will contribute to energy savings in mobile devices fitted with OLED panels, for which demand has risen in recent years. Mass production already began in May 2017. Typical applications which will benefit from the new power inductors are smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices equipped with OLED technology.
Surface mount switch well suited for wearable devices
ALPS Electric has developed the 'SKTA series' Surface Mount TACT Switch with Projection (IP67 Equivalent), well suited for side controls on thin smartphones and other wearable electronics applications demanding compact dimensions and dust and water resistance.
Long life and high operating force for automotive applications
Production of the new ‘SKPS Series’ TACT Switch, developed by ALPS Electric, began back in January, with Soft Operating Feel, which realises a high operating force together with a long operating life to make the product suitable for in-vehicle controls. Automobiles are equipped with a wide range of control switches that add to the comfort and safety of the vehicle. Typical examples are air conditioning controls in the centre cons...
Narrow aspherical glass lens for optical transceivers
ALPS Electric has developed a narrow aspherical glass lens suitable for compact, high-density optical transceivers, the FLGPJ Series.
'Perfecting the Art of Electronics' at electronica 2016
At the upcoming electronica show ALPS Electric will be exhibiting at hall A6, booth 421. The company will exhibit the latest products and technologies created with ALPS Electric’s original technologies for automotive, healthcare, industrial and environment and energy markets.
Spring contact developed with insulation coating
The SCTAxB series has been added by ALPS, a model with insulation coating, to the product line of spring contacts with the industry’s smallest dimensions, which is suitable for integration into smartphones, wearable computers and other compact mobile devices. A spring contact is a component that uses spring pressure to create an electrical connection between PC boards or between a PC board and a device.
Bluetooth SMART module features built-in antenna type
Looking to play a role in enabling the IoT, ALPS has developed a low-power Bluetooth SMART communication module with built-in antenna. The UGMZ2AA is claimed to be among the smallest, measuring 4.7x4.7x2.0mm, and has one of the lowest power consumption levels, 5.1mA (0.6µA in sleep mode), in the industry.
ALPS commences mass production of digital pressure sensor
ALPS has added a low current consumption model to its HSPPAD series of digital pressure sensors suitable for integration into smartphones, tablets and wearable devices. The 'HSPPAD042A' digital pressure sensor is available in mass production.
Industry’s first bi-direction type actuator for 13MP cameras
Featuring low power consumption and a low profile, ALPS has announced the ATMC1Z9 series bi-direction type autofocus actuator for integration into 13MP smartphone camera modules. Claimed to be the industry's first bi-direction type actuator for 13MP, the device consumes around one third of the power used by existing preload type actuators and enables high-speed focusing.
Ring type encoders support reflow soldering
ALPS has included the reflow-compatible EC21C, EC28C and EC35CH series in its lineup of ring type encoders and will start mass producing the models in turn before the end of the year. The products are suitable for use as controls for HVAC and audio systems inside vehicles, as well as major home appliances. Dial-type devices are often used as controls for HVAC and audio systems inside vehicles and are increasingly fitted with an LCD or other displ...
IP68 switch suits wearable, medical & mobile devices
ALPS has announced the SKSWD Series TACT Switch with IP68 dust and water resistance, suitable for integration into wearable, healthcare and mobile devices. Wearables are becoming smaller and increasingly sophisticated. Often exposed to sweat and rain, dust and dirt, these devices require components which are light and compact and achieve high dust and water resistance.