Boréas Piezo Haptic Engine
The Linear Resonant Actuator (LRA) represented the gold standard in haptics for mobile and wearable devices. The truth is, the LRA performance peaked and is now limiting haptic experiences. Interaction designers need new technologies to unlock the next generation of haptic effects.
Enters the Boréas Piezo Haptic Engine (Boréas PHE). Our new innovative piezo haptic engine enables rich and highly detailed haptic effects that are not possible to create with legacy technologies.
The Boréas Piezo Haptic Engine starts the next generation of haptic experiences in consumer electronics.
How It Works
The Boréas Piezo Haptic Engine's innovative design uses internal components' mass to generate haptics while reducing the solution's size. Using off-the-shelf piezo actuators, the Boréas PHE enables a new generation of consumer electronics haptics.
Internal components in a mobile or wearable device represents a significant part of the device's total weight. Therefore, using a small piezo actuator to vibrate internal mass creates more forceful feedback than a similar-sized LRA or ERM.
Next Wave of Haptic Experience
Using an accelerometer to find your actuator's resonant frequency for the most effective haptic feedback is logical, but it doesn't necessarily translate into pleasant haptic feelings.
The human skin has different mechanoreceptors that sense different frequencies. High frequencies can translate into unpleasant haptics and make your device feel cheap like it is usually the case with small wearable devices.
The Boréas Piezo Haptic Engine generates strong haptics on a large frequency bandwidth in a small volume. Perfect to craft enjoyable haptic experiences and give your electronic device a premium feel.
Ready to Get Started?
Do you want to apply this technology to one of your future concepts? Want to learn how the fitness tracker works? Download the reference design documentation and start delivering a better haptic experience to your customers.