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Rectangular LRA linear resonant actuator for haptics

Rectangular Linear Vibration Motors (LRA’s)

Rectangular LRA linear resonant actuator for haptics

Due to their fast rise and fall times linear resonant actuators (LRA) vibration motors are an excellent choice for haptic feedback applications. The Rise and Fall times listed can be greatly improved by using a Haptic Driver IC which will overdrive the LRA upon start up and apply a 180 degree phase shifted wave form to quickly brake the LRA . Their relatively simple internal construction also offers high reliability and exceptionally long life when compared with brushed ERM motors. The fact that, unlike ERM vibration motors, they have no external moving parts facilitate mounting.  It should be noted that none of these types motors is available in a reflow solderable SMD version because they can not survive the high heat of the reflow process.     Vybronics’s rectangular LRA’s have an internal mass that oscillates back and forth along the X-axis at its resonant frequency.  LRA VIDEO   In Hi-Rel applications, they are a viable alternative to brushless vibration motors as the only internal parts that are subjected to wear / failure are the springs.  If none of our LRA’s below meets your requirements, if your annual usage is 100K +  pcs, we can design and manufacture it for you.   

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Motor Size (mm) Voltage (Vac RMS) Current (mA) Response Time
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VL120628H L120628H VL120628H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 6.0 2.8 2.0 1.0 ~ 2.05 130 105 40 60 200 1.80
QTY IN STOCK: 341
VL181206-160H VL181206-160H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 18.0 12.0 6.0 2.0 0.9 ~ 2.2 230 191 50 80 160 2.30
VL32158H-L25
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VL32158H-L25 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 32.0 15.0 8.0 2.0 1.5 ~ 2.3 300 270 50 120 100 5.00
QTY IN STOCK: 686
VL91022-160-320H L91022-160-320H VL91022-160-320H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 22.6 10.0 9.0 1.5 0.1 ~ 1.65 180 155 50 60 160 / 320 3.00
QTY IN STOCK: 95
VL91022-170H L91022-170H VL91022-170H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 22.6 10.0 9.0 1.5 1.2 ~ 1.8 180 155 50 60 170 2.60
VLV031245-FP203
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12.0 4.5 3.0 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 100 60 50 50 240 1.00
VLV041235L VLV041235L LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
QTY IN STOCK: 268
VLV041235L-FP192 VLV041235L-FP192 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
VLV041235L-FP235 VLV041235L-FP235 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
VLV041235L-L20
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VLV041235L-L20 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
QTY IN STOCK: 551
VLV041235L-L20-TG3 VLV041235L-L20-TG3 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
VLV101040A LV101040A VLV101040A LRA linear vibration motor preview image 10.0 10.0 4.0 2.5 0.1 ~ 2.5 350 317 10 40 170 2.75
QTY IN STOCK: 1,336
VLV200634A VLV200634A LRA linear vibration motor preview image 20.0 6.0 3.43 1.5 0.1 ~ 1.5 215 184 22 60 160 2.40
QTY IN STOCK: 572
VLV221007E VLV221007E LRA linear vibration motor preview image 22.5 10.0 7.0 2.3 0.1 ~ 2.35 180 120 50 50 230 8.00
QTY IN STOCK: 639
Part Number Old P/N (see PCN) Image L (mm) W (mm) H (mm) Rated (Vac) Operating (Vac) Rated MAX (mA) Typical* (mA) Rise Time (ms) Fall Time (ms) Res. Freq (hz) Vibe Force (Grms) BUY SAMPLES HERE
VL120628H L120628H VL120628H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 6.0 2.8 2.0 1.0 ~ 2.05 130 105 40 60 200 1.80
STOCK: 341
VL181206-160H VL181206-160H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 18.0 12.0 6.0 2.0 0.9 ~ 2.2 230 191 50 80 160 2.30
VL32158H-L25
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VL32158H-L25 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 32.0 15.0 8.0 2.0 1.5 ~ 2.3 300 270 50 120 100 5.00
STOCK: 686
VL91022-160-320H L91022-160-320H VL91022-160-320H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 22.6 10.0 9.0 1.5 0.1 ~ 1.65 180 155 50 60 160 / 320 3.00
STOCK: 95
VL91022-170H L91022-170H VL91022-170H LRA linear vibration motor preview image 22.6 10.0 9.0 1.5 1.2 ~ 1.8 180 155 50 60 170 2.60
VLV031245-FP203
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12.0 4.5 3.0 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 100 60 50 50 240 1.00
VLV041235L VLV041235L LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
STOCK: 268
VLV041235L-FP192 VLV041235L-FP192 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
VLV041235L-FP235 VLV041235L-FP235 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
VLV041235L-L20
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VLV041235L-L20 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
STOCK: 551
VLV041235L-L20-TG3 VLV041235L-L20-TG3 LRA linear vibration motor preview image 12.0 4.0 3.5 1.8 0.1 ~ 1.85 60 47 40 60 240 1.60
VLV101040A LV101040A VLV101040A LRA linear vibration motor preview image 10.0 10.0 4.0 2.5 0.1 ~ 2.5 350 317 10 40 170 2.75
STOCK: 1,336
VLV200634A VLV200634A LRA linear vibration motor preview image 20.0 6.0 3.43 1.5 0.1 ~ 1.5 215 184 22 60 160 2.40
STOCK: 572
VLV221007E VLV221007E LRA linear vibration motor preview image 22.5 10.0 7.0 2.3 0.1 ~ 2.35 180 120 50 50 230 8.00
STOCK: 639

 

NOTES:

  • Custom wire length are available for MOQ: 2K pcs
  • We can add connectors for MOQ: 2K pcs
  • Custom FPC’s are available for MOQ: 5K pcs.
  • Tooling and design fees will apply for custom FPC’s  ( typical cost ~  USD  2000

When compared to standard brushed ERM vibration motors, LRA’s are higher in price and must be used with an external driver IC which are used to produce the AC drive signal required by the LRA.   For optimal performance, the AC drive signal should be a the resonant frequency of the LRA.  Some LRA  drivers have an auto-track feature which will determine the exact resonant frequency of the device it is driving.  Since many LRA’s have a very narrow bandwidth, and the resonant frequency might vary slightly from LRA to LRA, it is important to use this auto-tracking feature to achieve optimal performance.  The LRA driver is connected to a serial port of a micro-controller which is used to configure the IC  driver.  

LRA haptic driver IC’s can also improve the rise and fall times of an LRA by briefly overdriving the LRA on start-up,  and  applying a reverse polarity braking signal when discontinuing the drive signal.   Fast rise and fall times are critical for optimal haptic feedback  performance.  

 A number of companies make Haptic IC drivers that are compatible with our  linear vibration motors.

Renesas (formerly Dialog Semiconductor) makes a full line of Haptic Drivers as well as an  evaluation board that incorporates their popular DA728x Series Haptic driver IC which may be purchased here.    Configuration files are available for our most popular  LRAs.  These files will aid engineers in quickly setting up the DA728x series for optimal performance.   

Texas Instruments makes the DRV26xxx series of Haptic Driver and supplies an evaluation board that incorporates the  TI DRV2605L haptic driver IC.  An alternate version that can drive up to 8 LRA’s is here.  

 

Haptic Labs also makes a unique “No Coding”  development toolkit that will aid engineers in developing haptic interactions.

Most LRA’s have a narrow bandwidth  / Hi-Q , and applying a frequency above or below the resonant frequency of the LRA will result in the LRA producing a lower vibration amplitude or if far from the resonant frequency, none at all.

Newer generations of LRAs, like the VLV152564W have a resonant frequency of 80 hz,  but have a wide-band width,  and are usable when into the audio frequency range.   Please consult the frequency response curves in the data sheets to explore a devices usable bandwidth.   

 

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