New Technologies M3-FS and M3-F Focus Modules

Tiny, precision focus modules enable smaller instruments.

M3-FS focus modules add high resolution lens motion, with excellent dynamic stability, to the smallest embedded optical systems in handheld and portable instruments.

Each module is a complete closed-loop motion solution, including embedded controller, and requires no more space than a typical fixed lens mount. Very low power is needed to move the lens and zero power is needed to hold the lens in any position, making the M3-FS ideal for battery-powered devices.

M3 focus modules add precision focus to cameras in miniaturized instruments. They accept a 3.3V supply and simple high-level commands from your system processor. No external control board is needed.

M3 focus modules incorporate a piezoelectric SQUIGGLE micro motor, built-in controller, position sensors and microprocessor on one tiny package.

M3-F and M3-FS developer kits are available for purchase from our webshop.


  • Tiny “all-in-one” solution – no external control board needed
  • Superior image quality – sub-micron lens movement with very low tilt. The M3-FS has higher dynamic stability.
  • Low voltage & power – 3.3 VDC input, zero power position hold
  • Simple system integration – accepts high-level motion commands directly from your system processor over standard serial interface (I2C or SPI)
  • Flexible, production-ready system – accepts M8 to M16 lenses and compatible with typical image formats from 1/3” to 1/1.8”
  • Lowest cost, fastest time to market – fully-engineered “plug and play” solution



This product could be used for the following applications:

  • In-vitro diagnostics
  • Robotic inspection
  • Miniature microscopes
  • Surveillance
  • Remote sensing
  • Biometric identification
  • Imaging arrays
  • Process control
  • Machine vision
  • Guidance
  • Targeting


This product is manufactured by New Scale Technologies.

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