Avago Technologies Announces New Enhanced Mainstream Small Form Factor Optical Mouse Sensor

SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 3, 2008— Avago Technologies today announced a new enhanced mainstream small form factor optical mouse sensor that has been optimized for light emitting diode (LED)-based corded mouse applications. Avago's ADNS-5050, which comes in one of the industry's smallest packages, is a user-friendly mouse sensor that includes several built-in features and enhanced tracking performance. In addition, precision optical alignment is not required, making it easy to install and ideal for high volume assembly. This new compact mouse sensor is a drop-in replacement for Avago's ADNS-5020-EN mouse sensor and provides customers with a convenient way of upgrading their entry-level mouse product portfolio. Avago is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications.

The ADNS-5050 optical mouse sensor along with the ADNS-5100/5100-001 lens, ADNS-5200 clip and HLMP-ED80 LED light source form a complete and compact mouse tracking system that has no moving parts -- making it very reliable and nearly maintenance free for end users. This compact optical mouse sensor is ideal for use in optical mice, optical trackballs and integrated input devices.

The mainstream ADNS-5050 is capable of high-speed motion detection at 30 inches per second (ips) and acceleration of up to 8g. It also has an on-chip oscillator and built-in LED driver to minimize external components and a frame rate that can be adjusted internally for optimum performance. The resolution of the sensor can be adjusted from 125 to 1375 counts per inch (cpi) via a 125 cpi step to provide mouse manufacturers with the flexibility to configure their mice to meet a variety of application requirements.

Avago is a pioneer in optical sensing for mouse technology and continues to be a trend setter in providing mainstream to next-generation LED and laser mouse sensors to mouse manufacturers worldwide. To date, Avago has shipped over 800 million mouse sensors to mouse manufacturers throughout the world and has a proven track record of delivering high volume shipments at uncompromised quality and reliability standards.


-- Small form factor, pin-to-pin and register-to-register compatible with ADNS-5020-EN

-- Self-adjusting frame rate for optimum performance

-- Internal oscillator -- no clock input needed

-- Default 500 cpi resolution

-- Operating voltage: 5V nominal

-- Three-wire serial interface

-- Minimal number of passive components to enhance reliability

-- Pb free and RoHS compliant

Pricing and Availability

Avago's ADNS-5050 optical mouse sensors are available at less than $1.00 each in high volume. The pricing are available through Avago Technologies' direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.

Avago Optical Mouse Sensor Solutions

Avago Technologies provides a broad portfolio of mouse sensors, ranging from inexpensive, entry-level and high-precision LED-based models to a range of sensors incorporating Avago's revolutionary LaserStream(TM) mouse technology. Since their introduction, optical mice powered by Avago's optical sensing technology have become the standard in computer input devices. Optical mice eliminate the need for a mouse pad and offer more precise pointing and movement than mechanical mice. Because optical mice have no ball or cavity, no cleaning is necessary, making them more reliable and longer lasting. More information about Avago's LED-based and LaserStream optical navigation sensors is available at www.avagotech.com/opticalnavigation.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company provides an extensive range of analog, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago has a global employee presence and heritage of technical innovation dating back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

Avago, Avago Technologies, the A logo, and LaserStream are trademarks of Avago Technologies.

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