With no external controller, electrical integration can be accomplished by sending high-level ASCII motion commands to the M3 module via a standard serial interface (I2C or SPI). Breakthroughs in this model include a drive ASIC with control and performance optimization functions on the chip and a miniature non-contact position sensor. M3-F focus modules are used in compact cameras for machine vision and biometric imaging.
Mechanical integration is customized to the application and possibilities include integrating a lens within the module or pushing a lever external to the module. M3-L linear actuators provide linear motion for applications such as tunable RF filters, photonic tuning devices, optical instrumentation, precision hand-held devices, aerospace controls and biomedical systems.