Titan Shows Its Latest in Haptic Motor Technology for Touch-Screen Developers 

Linear Magnetic Rams are wideband voice-coil haptic motors that use a solid-state magnetic suspension instead of springs or flexures. 

Titan Haptics, a developer of innovative haptic devices for product designers making touch-screen displays in smartphones, gaming consoles and other electronic devices, showed off its latest technology for the fast-growing market at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2024, held in January. Its Linear Magnetic Rams are wideband voice-coil haptic motors that use a solid-state magnetic suspension instead of springs or flexures. A new developer module aids design engineers wanting to try out its systems, while clusters of its motors unlock new possibilities for increased power configurations. 

Special Report: Magnetic Technology Innovation at CES 2024 

One of the latest additions to the haptics industry, Linear Magnetic Ram (LMR) is a specialty of Titan’s which is headquartered in Mississauga, Canada in Ontario. Based on solid-state magnetic suspension technology, it works by driving a suspended mass through a magnetic field. This movement is controlled by an electric current, which can be adjusted to change the position, speed, and force of the mass, allowing for precise control over haptic feedback. 

Clustered haptic arrays are haptic motors that are assemblies of the company’s Drake motors to increase power output and to fit a wide variety of form factors. They multiply the peak output of a motor and increase haptic output from the variable combinations. 

The Titan Core is a compact haptics development board and production-ready module designed to simplify the haptics integration process for product developers, enabling them to get a project up and running in just under 6 minutes. They feature three discrete haptic channels and work with a variety of haptic motors, supporting the connection of three motors at a time. 

Made for gaming, virtual reality and music, Titan’s Drake motor was introduced in 2022 as its smallest and most power-dense wideband haptic motor to date. About the size of a pill capsule, it provides 10-300 Hz frequency response and 4.5Grms vibrations. Built on Titan’s second generation of Linear Magnetic Ram (LMR) suspension technology, the compact motor offers a huge boost in power density, an increase of 320% compared to its predecessor. 

“Drake is our smallest, mass production ready haptic motor. Designed for easy implementation in existing electronics and form factors, Drake is perfect for gaming, virtual reality, headphones and touchscreens,” explains Kyle Skippon, engineer at Titan. “Drake works excellently with audio signals, letting users feel detailed nuanced sensations not felt with typical haptic motors.” For more info, see www.titanhaptics.com