M3 Smart Module Design Platform
For rapid development of tiny closed-loop actuators with on-board PID control
With our M3 (micro-mechatronic) smart module design platform, we can quickly develop closed-loop motion modules customized for your OEM application. Building on our miniature piezoelectric motor and position sensor technology, this design platform yields complete closed-loop motion modules with high precision and tiny footprint.
No external control board!
No external control board is necessary. You supply simple serial commands to drive an on-board PID controller using a standard I2C or SPI interface. Modules have low power consumption and 3.3V input voltage for battery-powered operation.
Linear and rotary motion modules
M3-F focus modules add precision focus to compact board cameras. They provide 0.5 μm position resolution and better than 30 μm accuracy. The 20 x 22 x 16 mm package easily replaces a fixed lens holder on a board camera PCB. Get M3-F details and specifications
M3-L linear actuators provide linear motion with high precision and repeatability. Typical parameters include > 6 mm travel, 0.5 μm position resolution and up to 20 grams force load in a 27.5 x 13 x 7.5 mm package. Get M3-L details and specifications
M3-R rotary modules have high torque in a compact size, with very high stepping resolution of better than 0.01 degree. They have no gear-reduction mechanism, no jitter, and generate no magnetic fields. Get M3-R details
M3 smart modules are extremely simple for OEM designers to integrate into their products. Electrical integration is as easy as sending serial commands to the module. Mechanical integration is customized to the application: possibilities include integrating a lens within the module, pushing a lever external to the module, or nearly any application.
Each custom module is a drop-in drive system for your miniature product. These micro-mechatronic modules are smaller, more powerful, more precise - and now even easier to integrate - than traditional electromagnetic motor systems.
M3 smart modules are ideal for high-resolution positioning in miniature optical instrumentation, lasers and photonics systems, aerospace controls and biomedical systems.
M3 smart module components
Smart modules built on the M3 (micro-mechatronics) platform consist of:
- A SQUIGGLE micro motor or UTAF ultra-thin actuator
- A motor driver ASIC
- An NSE5310 position sensor (encoder)
- An on-board microprocessor for PID control
- A customized motion guide assembly and housing to suit your OEM application
... about the modules
- M3-F focus module details and developer's kits
- M3-L linear module details and developer's kit
- M3-R rotary modules and custom rotary motor systems
- Contact us to discuss your micro-mechatronics requirements.