Position Sensors

Position sensors are integrated circuits (IC) which sense the movement or position of an object. They convert this measurement information into analog or digital output signals. Position sensors essentially take the information to/from a fixed position and provide feedback.
There are different types of sensors for different requirements. A popular position sensor is an LVDT (linear variable differential transformer).

What do these sensors measure?
Position sensors measure by a range of different methods such as:
Rotation (Rotary)
Angle
Accuracy
Distance

What is a linear position sensor?
Linear position sensors are accurate sensors which measure the linear position of a device. Linearity is important for engineering applications. It measures the position of an object within a linear, straight line.

What is a rotary position sensor?
Rotational position sensors detect the movement of an object's to give their angular position.

What is a resistive position sensor?
Resistive position sensors use resistance to measure the position. This is a physical variable.


Position Sensor Applications:

Home appliances
Robotics
Gaming
Lighting
TV
Computers
Automotive
Automation
Coordinate measurement
Industrial motion control

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Description Price Sensor Type Output Type Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Supply Voltage Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Dimensions
RS Stock No. 170-4394
Mfr. Part No.SVM4A103A0L17R00
BrandMurata
MYR8.30
Each (On a Reel of 100)
units
- Linear Surface Mount - 3 -40 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 4.5 x 4 x 2mm
RS Stock No. 124-5991
Mfr. Part No.SVM4A103A0L17R00
BrandMurata
MYR7.126
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- Linear Surface Mount - 3 -40 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 4.5 x 4 x 2mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-7256
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
MYR29.593
Each (On a Reel of 500)
units
- Analogue PCB Mount DFN 12 -40 °C +150 °C - 10 V 6.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-7257
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-056
MYR29.593
Each (On a Reel of 500)
units
- Analogue PCB Mount DFN 12 -40 °C +150 °C - 10 V 6.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 172-2999
Mfr. Part No.RDC501051A
MYR5.89
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
New
RS Stock No. 189-7258
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-057
MYR29.593
Each (On a Reel of 500)
units
- Analogue PCB Mount DFN 12 -40 °C +150 °C - 10 V 6.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 172-3002
Mfr. Part No.RDC9010006
MYR61.31
Each
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 172-2993
Mfr. Part No.RDC10320RB
MYR13.425
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 41.5 x 10.95 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 178-1214
Mfr. Part No.PL-N823-01
BrandKEMET
MYR41.60
Each
units
- - Surface Mount SMD - -40 °C +70 °C 2 V dc 15 V dc 5 x 4.8 x 1.7mm
RS Stock No. 186-0728
Mfr. Part No.SS-430
BrandKEMET
MYR52.48
Each (In a Tray of 50)
units
Proximity, Pyroelectric Infrared Digital Surface Mount SMD 5 -40 °C +70 °C 2.5 V dc 5.5 V dc 15 x 15 x 5.65mm
RS Stock No. 186-0729
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-N
BrandKEMET
MYR63.36
Each (In a Tray of 50)
units
Proximity, Pyroelectric Infrared Digital Surface Mount SMD 5 -40 °C +70 °C 2.5 V dc 5.5 V dc 15 x 15 x 7.85mm
RS Stock No. 172-3001
Mfr. Part No.RD7121008A
MYR10.77
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 18 x 10 x 9mm
RS Stock No. 172-3000
Mfr. Part No.RDC502012A
MYR10.67
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 186-0835
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-N
BrandKEMET
MYR79.40
Each
units
Proximity, Pyroelectric Infrared Digital Surface Mount SMD 5 -40 °C +70 °C 2.5 V dc 5.5 V dc 15 x 15 x 7.85mm
RS Stock No. 172-3008
Mfr. Part No.RD708A029A
MYR4.996
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 15 x 10 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-2986
Mfr. Part No.RDC1010A12
MYR29.24
Each
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 18 x 10.85 x 3.4mm
RS Stock No. 172-2998
Mfr. Part No.RDC501052A
MYR6.09
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 178-0991
Mfr. Part No.PL-N823-01
BrandKEMET
MYR24.49
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
units
- - Surface Mount SMD - -40 °C +70 °C 2 V dc 15 V dc 5 x 4.8 x 1.7mm
RS Stock No. 172-2992
Mfr. Part No.RDC1022A05
MYR12.88
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 31.5 x 10.95 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-3005
Mfr. Part No.RD7081015A
MYR4.758
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 15 x 10 x 8.5mm
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