Q What is needed to drive the micropump?
A Everything needed is supplied by the electronic controllers offered by Bartels Mikrotechnik. The combination of signal, amplitude and frequency defines the performance of the micropump.
For laboratory applications, there is the extended micropump control mp-x. It is able to drive one micropump mp6, mp6-pi, mp6‑pp or mp6-AIR or two micropumps mp5 with different driving signals, the full range of amplitude and frequency manipulation and has an USB interface.
For quick starting with the micropumps, the evaluation boards mp6‑EVA and mp6‑QuadEVA offer easy to use controller hardware. The mp6-QuadKEY offers even more flexibility via an Arduino board.
For integration purposes in mobile devices, in devices of small construction sizes and generally onto PCBs of any kind, the OEM driver chips mp6-OEM and mp6-QuadOEM were designed to offer most of the functionality required to drive the micropumps.