ALPS Electric, Inc. is the # 1 worldwide manufacturer of tactile switches and PC card connectors, a leader in the manufacture of potentiometers and encoders, and they hold 35% of the global market share with other small type switches. ALPS has provided cutting-edge electronic components based on innovative, proprietary technology and market outlook since 1948.
ALPS SKSL Sidepush™ TACT Switch™ is an SMD tactile switch which offers a half-mount solution with a height of just 1.6mm above the PC board. The series features an operational life of 600,000 cycles. Applications include PC and peripherals, and mobile phone and peripherals.
ALPS RDC90 Rotary Sensor is a long-life resistive position sensor. The sensor features an operating life of 10,000 cycles with ±3% linearity and 60º effective variable range (max. 244º). Applications include health care, automotive, car AV equipment, robot and industrial machines, and office devices.
ALPS HGPR Magnetic Sensor features two elements in one package, enabling detection of rotation speed and direction with a single product. The small 2.9 x 2.8 x 1.1mm size offers increased design flexibility and a smaller encoder system. Applications include health care, robot and industrial machines, home appliances, automotive, and car AV equipment.
ALPS HSHCA Humidity Sensor measures relative humidity of 0 to 100% RH with ±5% accuracy. The SMD sensor features a small package size of 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.0mm. Operating temperature is -10ºC to +85ºC. Applications for HSHCA include health care, mobile phones and peripherals, robot and industrial machines, and home appliances.
ALPS SSCQ Detector Switch is the smallest two-step detector switch. The compact detector switch takes up 30% less space than existing products. Supplied with PCB terminals, the device is available in two versions: with and without a location lug. This switch is suitable for many applications including FP-TV, DVD players, cameras, personal audio devices, health care, and mobile phones and peripherals.
ALPS GLMx High Efficiency Power Inductor leads the industry in low core loss and high efficiency. The device uses a proprietary material called Liqualloy™ for the core material. Liqualloy, a magnetic amorphous alloy created by ALPS, allows minimized power loss during conversion. The result is high efficiency during low-load CPU operation.
There are three series of Liqualloy Power Inductors for a diverse range of applications. GLMC Series is an 0630 size (6.5 x 7.4 x 3mm) low heat type power inductor. GLMD Series is designed for large currents, housed in a size 1040 (10 x 11.5 x 400mm) package. GLMH Series is a large current power inductor measuring 6.5 x 7.5 x 3mm (size 0630). GLMH uses an integrated coil-terminal structure that lowers DC tolerance to ±5% and reduces heat generation during high-load operation.
ALPS SCDG3/6 Series Card Connectors are available in both standard mount and reverse mount models. The series supports SD, MultiMediaCard™, Memory Stick Duo™ , and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™ media cards. The connector features a compact size of 29.8 x 31.4mm and a low profile of just 4.4mm.
ALPS SSAL is a single-sided Slide Switch. Both left-side and right-side recoil types are available with 2mm travel. Measuring just 7.6 x 2.6 x 1.2mm, the compact size of this switch makes it suitable for mobile applications.
ALPS SDDH Waterproof Snap-Action Switch enables submerged operation with IP68 water resistance. The switch features a broad current rating range of 10mA to 4.5A. Insulation is improved with 9.2mm pitch #187 terminal tabs.