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.
The 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 EC35A Series 35mm Ring Type Encoder is a series of 2-phase incremental encoders for general use. The switch has a low profile of just 4.5mm height. Devices such as switches and LEDs can be mounted in the center. Typical applications include volume control and menu selection.
ALPS SKSN Sidepush™ TACT Switch™ is a mid-mount snap-action switch. The SKSN features low profile with 1.35mm height above the PCB. High solder strength ensures impact resistance. The stem is designed to directly press down on the dome spring, creating an excellent sharp operating feel.
ALPS SDDE Power Switch with Encoder is a Power Switch with two shafts combined, consisting of a center push switch and an outer encoder. With both AC and DC contacts in the push switch, zero standby consumption is available with auto-off function. Both pulse and absolute output are available for the encoder.
ALPS SCGD Series microSIM Card Connector is the industry's smallest push-push type connector, compatible with 8-pin microSIM cards. The series features a normally closed switch, resulting in lower power consumption. This microSIM Card Connector is suitable for mobile devices such as phones, smartphones, tablet PCs, and notebook PCs.
ALPS Liqualloy™ Flexible Film for EMC are available for RFID, Noise Suppression, and Heat Conducting with Noise Suppression.
The ALPS Liqualloy™ Flexible Film for RFID (HMSZS, HMKUS, HMKUR Series) are the thinnest in the industry, allow a high degree of flexibility in the shaping process and show great ability to boost the miniaturization and thin-shaping of readers and writers. The flexible sheets offer high permeability for the 13.56MHz band suitable for RFID systems.
The ALPS Liqualloy™ Flexible Film for noise suppression are flexible sheets (HMSAW, HMSZX Series) that can be processed into various shapes and allow for quick, custom configurations. They operate within a wide frequency range (10MHz to 5GHz) and are ideal for LCD Tvs, car navigation systems, portable navigation devices, digital camcorders, digital still cameras, and others.
The ALPS Liqualloy™ Heat Conducting Flexible Film for Noise Suppression (HMFTW Series) offer dual-functionality of heat radiation and noise suppression with one device through ALPS' original magnetic material technology. Featuring superior noise suppression in a wide frequency range (10MHz to 5GHz), the flexible film is ideal for GPU/CPU optimum performance, as well as flat panel TVs, car navigation systems, notebooks PCs, etc.
The Alps SDDJF1A Series Slim Rocker Power Switch is the industry's thinnest with a 5.2mm body width. The SDDJF1A features a high capacity switch for TVs and other electronic devices that support regular 8A current and 128A inrush current, a highly robust structure for rapid open/close operation (1m/sec.), and terminals that support both one-touch connector (faston #187) and soldering. The circuit arrangement is SPST and the operating force is 3± 2N. The Alps SDDJF1A Series Slim Rocker Power Switch is ideal for flat panel TVs (LCD, plasma displays) and monitors.
The SKSG Series TACT Switch™ by Alps is a compact (3.0x2.7mm), high operating force surface mount that is equipped with a 1.4mm tall stem and grounding, making it ideal for in-car needs. The Alps SKSG Series TACT Switch™ has an operating force of 4N, a vertical operating direction, an operating life of 200,000 cycles, and initial contact resistance of 100mΩ max. This series is used in automobiles, personal audio devices, and FP-TV, DVD players.
The SKPR Series TACT Switch™ from ALPS is ideal for automotive use. It has a high operating force of 5N, vertical operating direction, and long life of 100,000 cycles. The Alps SKPR Series TACT Switch™ has a metal contact that provides low contact resistance (100mΩ max.) and it has low operating noise. These serve as operation switches for car navigation systems, car AV systems, steering modules, and more.
The ALPS SSAJ Series Slide Switches are a compact 0.7mm in height and travel 1.4mm. The surface mount SSAJ Series actuate horizontally and are available with and without a location lug. The ALPS SSAJ Series Slide Switches are ideal for cameras, mobile phones and peripherals, as well as PCs and peripherals.
ALPS' 9mm series RK09 Rotary Potentiometer family is composed of metal shaft snap-in and multi-ganged potentiometers, as well as insulated shaft with snap-in or long-life potentiometers. The versatile ALPS series RK09 rotary potentiometer
can be used in a range of applications, including audio equipment
products, automobiles, and household appliances, as well as
applications requiring a rotational life of 1 million cycles, such as
game and electronic toy controllers.
ALPS' HGDE series Magnetic Sensor with switching output
type features low-profile, low-drive, low-current consuming voltage
type, as well as a diverse lineup of functions. The magnetic sensor has high sensitivity, stable detection, and stable HON point for a wide temperature range. ALPS' HGDE series Magnetic Sensor detects the proximity of two pieces of equipment, such as the open/close of lids and doors.
The ALPS RDC series Position Resistive Sensor is a compact, lightweight linear sensor that achieves high accuracy through state-of-the-art printing techniques, as well as high heat registrant rotation detectors using the potentiometer system. A low-profile, 360º rotational sensor is available for control panels and detection of rotation angles.