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Publication Date: 03/1/2009
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Pulse Intros Micro-acoustic Speaker Platform
San Diego, CA — Pulse, a Technitrol Company, is introducing a new mature and proven platform for the design and production of micro-acoustic speakers. Utilizing the same core structure for each product shortens time-to-market, reduces product development costs, reduces the number of parts needed for each new product, and improves quality.

With this platform, the company can quickly meet market demand for innovative, small, high-performance, price-competitive receivers and loudspeakers. the company's acoustic products are used in mobile phones, laptops, GPS systems, cameras, MP3 players, portable gaming consoles, DVD players, and hands-free devices.

The company's new flexible platform enables the design and manufacture of smaller and thinner components. A wide array of component sizes and widths can be made on a single production line because it is easy to make production changes between the different products. The platform currently adapts to lengths from 10 to 25mm with widths of 5 to 18mm.

Because multiple, dedicated lines are unnecessary, development costs for each product can be reduced significantly. Parts can be made cost-effectively in smaller volumes because they use a common core and fewer dedicated parts are needed for each new product. The highest quality is ensured by accommodating best-practice evaluation and workflow as well as standard and customer-requested tests for power and performance.

The first product launched on the new platform was the company's 711ST, a high-quality leak-tolerant electrodynamic receiver of the moving-coil type. It was designed as a receiver in mobile and cordless phones. The unit has an expanded air pump capacity for more sound at low frequencies and delivers high sound pressure and low total harmonic distortion (THD). The front resonator volume can be tailored to fit the customer's application. In developing the receiver, the company focused on the harsh environment to which a mobile phone is exposed, both during assembly and in the end-user market. The performance is consistent in the most environmentally stressing situations.

Contact: Pulse Engineering, 12220 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128 858-674-8100 fax: 858-674-8262 E-mail: jste@pulseeng.com Web:

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