microactuator

microactuator

[‚mī·krō′ak·chə‚wād·ər]
(engineering)
A very small actuator, with physical dimensions in the submicrometer to millimeter range, generally batch-fabricated from silicon wafers.
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Development of Fabrication Process and Electrostatic Microactuator for a Mechanically Tunable 2-D Photonic Crystal
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Benjamin Hocker, Transducers '03 General Chairman, said, "Transducers '03 provides a unique opportunity for professionals engaged in microsensor, microactuator, MEMS and microsystems technology to report the results of their research, to learn of the work of others conducted in this area, and to meet and network with fellow researchers.
At Diskcon USA 2001 at the San Jose Convention Center next week, STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) will be presenting a prototype rotational microactuator produced using MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical-System) technology.
In a hard disk drive, for example, the addition of a true DSP and advanced interrupt handling with fast context switching means that the Super10 core can efficiently support the higher frequency of interrupts required by new concepts such as two-stage head positioning servos, where fine tracking is performed using a microactuator on the head suspension.
The new Pro platform is compatible with STS' Advanced Silicon Etch (ASE(R)) technology, which first made possible the achievement of the anisotropic deep etched structures in silicon required to fabricate micromachine devices such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, precision spectro-photometer slits, microactuator, micromotor and microturbine components.
2] and its potential clinical impact: as a microactuator.
of West Hungary, Sopron), that they can only be met with the assistance of intelligent, onboard, microcontroller, microsensor, and microactuator systems.