Loadstar introduces digital brake testing solutions.

December 2, 2008

iPedal sensor is the market's first true USB pedal force sensor.

Fremont, California - Loadstar Sensors Inc. today announced the availability of its iPedal brake testing solution, which stands alone as the only true USB solution of its kind in the marketplace. The brake testing solution includes a sensor and an interface with optional application software.


The iPedal sensors offer unprecedented ease of use with Digital USB or Analog 0-5V DC output. The iPedal sensors are designed to measure brake force at accuracies up to 1%, minimize error due to off-axis loads and improve brake testing efficiency. The iPedal sensors incorporate Loadstar's breakthrough Plug and Sense simplicity by integrating signal conditioning and communications into the sensor itself. The iPedal Digital sensor is offered with Loadstar's DS-3000U Display & Controller to provide real time readings and the ability to connect to a PC via USB uplink. The iPedal Digital and the DS-3000U work seamlessly with Loadstar's LoadVUE software which lets users log data and export to an excel file for plotting and further analysis.

For users who require analog output, Loadstar offers the iPedal Analog which outputs a linear, 0.5-4.5V DC signal proportional to the applied load. Additionally, the iPedal Analog is offered with Loadstar?s BG-300 Bargraph Display Module which provides a clear and simple way to monitor brake force without the need for external data acquisition and/or a PC.

The iPedal solutions provide many key features in order to simplify the process of building a brake testing measurement system:

  • Flexible output options-either Digital USB or Analog 0.5V-4.5V DC
  • Accuracies from ±1%
  • Aluminum construction
  • Mounting plate for easy attachment to brake pedal
  • Low profile design and lightweight
  • Available displays offer real time data
  • 300 lb or 500 lb capacity
  • Optional LoadVUE software allows user to log and plot data

"The new iPedal solutions provide unprecedented integration of sensing and measurement electronics to simplify brake force measurements," says Div Harish, Co-Founder & CEO of Loadstar Sensors, Inc.

The new iPedal features a practical design that makes it easy to mount to a brake pedal. Rugged cable strain relief assures that the sensor can handle harsh environments and extensive repeated use.

For more information about the iPedal Force Sensor, please visit www.loadstarsensors.com or call 510-623-9600.

About Loadstar Sensors, Inc.

Established in 2004, Loadstar Sensors, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of capacitive sensors for automotive, aerospace, medical device, industrial and consumer applications. We currently sell capacitive load (force/weight) sensors that offer high sensitivities in an easy to use, mechanically robust, low profile package. We partner with leading OEMs to incorporate load sensors into mass market products where existing load measurement solutions were neither reliable nor economically feasible.