Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announces the development of the PKHPS0013E40 series of pin-type piezoelectric sounders (buzzers) for the consumer market that combine compact dimensions and high sound pressure. Mass production is scheduled to start in July 2021.
Murata piezoelectric sounders are employed as electronic sound components in a wide range of electronic devices including electric household appliances to generate sounds such as audible feedback for user operations and warning sounds. Since the sound pressure level of the sounds produced is proportional to the size of the sounder’s case, medium- to large-size sounders have generally been used for applications requiring a clearly audible high sound pressure due to their larger case size.
The PKHPS0013E40 series uses frequency control technology to achieve a sound pressure level comparable to that of medium- or large-size sounders in spite of its compact size. This allows customers to select a compact component without having to settle for a lower sound pressure level.
In addition, medium- to large-size sounders must be packaged in bulk, requiring hand soldering when mounting them on a board. The PKHPS0013E40 series, however, is available in taping packaging, allowing for automated mounting and dramatically lowering mounting cost.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com