Agilent Technologies introduces world's smallest optical mouse sensors

12/18/2002 - Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) introduced the world's smallest optical navigation sensors designed to power entry-level mice for desktop PCs, laptops, trackballs and integrated input devices at an economical price.

The small form factor ADNS-2610 and ADNS-2620 optical mouse sensors offer a standard, open serial interface. This means that the sensors are able to interface with multiple microcontrollers, providing a flexible optical mouse architecture that does not limit the mouse design to just one specific type of microcontroller. These new sensors are based on optical navigation technology that measures changes in position by taking thousands of digital pictures and mathematically determining the direction and magnitude of movement at up to 400 counts per inch (CPI), at speeds up to 12 inches per second (IPS).

Both Agilent sensors are supplied in a miniature 8-pin staggered dual inline package (DIP), with a dimension of 9.9 mm (L) by 9.1 mm (W) by 4.6 mm (H) for the molded package. While the ADNS-2610 provides a fixed sampling rate of 1,500 frames per second, the ADNS-2620 combines a programmable rate of up to 2,300 frames per second, with an LED strobe mode for an enhanced navigation performance. Both sensors operate from a single 5V supply, and both conform to USB suspend mode specifications.

Agilent's new entry-level sensors contain an image acquisition system (IAS), a digital signal processor (DSP), and a two wire serial port. They are designed to be used with the Agilent HDNS-2100 lens, HDNS-2200 LED assembly clip and HLMP-ED80-XXXXX LED illumination source. Together, these parts combine to form a complete, compact mouse sensor solution.

"The compact size of our latest optical mouse sensors further reduces costs to enable a new entry-level optical mouse segment for the OEM and retail markets," said Jason Hartlove, vice president and general manager of the Agilent Sensor Solutions Division. "Agilent will continue in its efforts to deliver new optical navigation architectures that enable mouse manufacturers to offer corded and cordless product portfolios that address a wide range of features and price points."

U.S. Pricing and Availability
Available now, the Agilent ADNS-2610 is priced at less than $3.50 and the ADNS-2620 is less than $4.00, if ordered in high-volume quantities. The combination of the Agilent HDNS-2100 lens and HDNS-2200 clip with the HLMP-ED80-XXXXX LED is priced at $0.56 in high-volume.

More information about Agilent's optical mouse sensors is available at

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics and life sciences. The company's 36,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6 billion in fiscal year 2002. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at

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