Mouser Electronics is now stocking the PiezoHapt ultra-thin actuator from TDK. Expanding TDK’s portfolio of haptic devices, including the PowerHap actuator, the PiezoHapt is one of the world’s thinnest haptic components on the market today. With a thickness of only 0.35mm and a very short response time of just 4 milliseconds, the PiezoHapt is significantly thinner and more energy efficient than conventional eccentric motors or linear resonance actuators.
The TDK PiezoHapt actuator is based on a unimorph design that consists of a multilayer piezo element bonded to one side of a vibration plate. This unimorph structure enables the device to adapt to temperature and shape challenges, and allows it to obtain a clear response while still driving with low voltage. The actuator can be driven with voltages as low as 24V and can produce a variety of vibration patterns depending on the amplitude and frequency of the voltage applied. At a frequency of 200Hz and a voltage of 24V peak, the actuator offers a typical displacement of 65um (without load).
TDK’s PiezoHapt ultra-thin actuator is now in stock at Mouser Electronics in an 80 × 60mm vibration plate footprint and represents a useful power-saving haptic option. Providing a wide range of vibration patterns, the PiezoHapt is suitable for haptic feedback applications in devices such as smartphones, wearables, tablets, displays, touchpads, and industrial controls.
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