Force Sensing Resistor® technology from Interlink Electronics is the most versatile force-sensing technology on the market today—and we should know. We brought the first FSRs to market 35 years ago. These innovative sensors provide an inverse change in resistance in response to an increase/decrease in applied force.
Interlink's standard range of ultrathin pressure sensors provides engineers and designers with durable, reliable, easily measurable, and low-cost solutions for human machine interface (HMI) touch applications, analog data capture for machines, sensor fusion solutions, and IoT devices. The sensors are available in a range of sizes, shapes, and lengths. They can be configured to detect single point, pressure pads, or laid out in arrays. Several connection options are also available as standard.
Interlink's mastery of force sensing is employed in our range of position sensing devices. Our Force Sensing Linear Potentiometer (FSLP) can be integrated into products of all kinds to facilitate easy menu navigation and control. These sensors rely on detection of physical pressure, which allows for high rate scrolling and a more intuitive user experience.
The FSLP is an easy to integrate, high-resolution, ultralow-power solution that brings intuitive user controls to compact hand-held consumer electronic devices. These sensors are available in multiple standard lengths. Interlink also offers the Ring Sensor for full 360-degree position sensing. These sensors are designed to be integrated into a device's host processor without the need for a dedicated microprocessor.
Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) & Pointing Solutions
Integrated mouse modules & pointing solutions from Interlink Electronics can add touch pad or 360-degree pointing control to virtually any electronic device. Ranging from simple mouse button integration to NEMA-rated industrial pointing devices, these solutions are ideal for applications away from the desktop.
The modules use Force Sensing Resistor technology and measurement firmware in a four-zone sensor or 4-wire resistive touchpad configuration along with a micro-controller to provide pressure-sensitive cursor direction and speed control in a durable and easy-to-integrate form factor.