Murata Electronics North America recently launched an ultra-thin waterproof piezoelectric speaker. With a thickness of only 0.9mm, this 19.5mm x 14.1mm speaker enables greater design freedom for the rapidly growing and evolving mobile market. The speaker achieves IPX7 grade waterproof protection without the need of a waterproof acoustic membrane. Using acoustic mesh and double-sided tape to seal the speaker to the front cavity, this waterproof speaker application allows for decreased application costs, thin size, and good sound performance. The high torque nature of the speaker’s piezoelectric motor also makes it ideal for operation in very small and thin back cavities where dynamic speakers struggle to operate. As such, these features make the speaker ideal for mobile phones, music players, digital still cameras, digital video cameras, IC recorders, e-books and other mobile equipment.