Baking low-cost ceramic cakes. .
Because the biggest obstacle to the widespread adoption of more sophisticated electronics in vehicles is not technology but cost, Murata Electronics [Smyrna, GA] makes products like resonators, that are needed to populate To plug in chips or components into a printed circuit board. A fully populated board is one that contains all the devices it can hold. the motherboards oF everything From the CAN (Controller Area Network) bus to remote keyless entry keyless entry: see lock and key. Fobs, with Finely processed ceramic, rather than the more common, expensive and Fragile quartz crystals, which brings down the overall cost. Peter Tiller, Murata's group product manager For Piezo "Piezo", derived from the Greek piezein, which means to squeeze or press, is a prefix used in:
and Sensor Products, says that unlike crystals, which are grown essentially the same way by every maker, ceramics are made like a cake. In addition to being cheaper, Tiller says ceramic components are, "More resilient to shock, can handle more power and are Faster to power up by an order of magnitude A change in quantity or volume as measured by the decimal point. For example, from tens to hundreds is one order of magnitude. Tens to thousands is two orders of magnitude; tens to millions is three orders of magnitude, etc. ."
- Piezo ignition
- Piezoelectric sensor
- Piezoelectric loudspeakers