Easy-to-integrate modules enable precision motorized lens motion in miniature OEM cameras for biometric security, machine vision, medical diagnostics and more

Victor, NY – August 25, 2010 – New Scale Technologies, Inc. today announced that developer’s kits for its miniature M3-F focus module are available for purchase.

Each kit includes an M3-F module for precision closed-loop lens motion, along with a USB adapter and New Scale Pathway software for easy evaluation and prototyping. Configured for I2C or SPI serial interface, the modules in the developer’s kits accommodate M12 or smaller lenses and image sensors up to 17 x 17 mm.
Each M3-F module is an integrated micro-mechatronics system incorporating a piezoelectric SQUIGGLE micro motor, position sensor, driver and microprocessor in a compact 20 x 22 x 16 mm housing. With small size and low power use, it is ideal for OEM camera systems. Mounted over the sensor on an OEM board camera, it improves image quality and efficiency in applications such as biometric imaging, machine vision and medical diagnostic systems.

Developer’s Kit Specifications

  • Model:  DK-M3F-1.8-TRK-1.5
  • Lens (not included): Standard M12x0.5mm, typical 5 grams weight; smaller lenses (to M8x0.35) accommodated with adapter (not included)
  • Resolution: 0.5 μm
  • Dimensions: 20 x 22 x 16 mm
  • Weight (without lens): 6.4 grams

See additional specifications at M3-F information page.

Price and availability

Me-F Developer’s Kits are $750 and are available from stock. Call +1 (55) 924-4450 x2.

M3-F production modules are customized to OEM specifications for lens (from M6 to M12 size), image sensor, focal length, board camera PCB mounting pattern, and other requirements. Pricing and delivery depend on specifications and volume. Custom prototypes are typically available 8 weeks after acceptance of proposal.

About New Scale Technologies

New Scale Technologies develops small, precise and smart motion systems for critical adjustments of optics in imaging devices and many other micro positioning applications. Our simple and elegant solutions deliver best-in-class performance in consumer imaging, biometric authentication, surveillance, medical devices, scientific instruments, haptic systems and many other markets. We design and manufacture custom products and license our technology to manufacturers worldwide. Our customers benefit from complete motion solutions that are tailored to their unique requirements and easily integrated into their next-generation instruments.

SQUIGGLE is a registered trademark, and New Scale Pathway and UTAF are trademarks of New Scale Technologies, Inc.

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