Proximity Sensor ICs

Proximity Sensor ICs are used for object detection within a defined distance of the sensor. The proximity sensor sits within a circuit and provides output signals to trigger other functions. Proximity sensor ICs (integrated circuits) are components which are to be designed into PCBs.

Where are they used?
Proximity sensors ICs are designed into circuits for various non-contact sensing applications. They are often used in machine automation, mobile phones, proximity alarm systems, parking sensors as well as in military applications.

Types of Proximity Sensors
Various proximity sensor ICs are available, using a range of sensing technologies. These detection types benefit various applications depending on the users end goal and the system requirements. Some of the main proximity sensors use inductive, capacitive or infrared sensing depending on their application or sensing environment.

What are inductive proximity sensors?
Inductive sensors are used to detect metallic objects. Using a simple electromagnetic field, the sensor monitors the rise and fall of oscillation when a metallic object comes within the sensing range. This variation is monitored by a threshold circuit that can generate the relevant output signal when triggered. Operating ranges will vary depending on the shape and size of the sensor as well as the types of material expect to be monitored by the sensor.

What are capacitive proximity sensors?
Capacitive sensors can be used for both metal and non-conductive objects. They offer Capacitive sensors use an electrical field to detect objects. Any changes in capacitance in the sensing area are detected by the sensor, which then changes state.

Example of proximity sensing:
Many smartphones today feature proximity sensing. An example of this is when you hold your phone to your ear, the sensor will detect this as an object in close proximity. This detection then triggers the screen to switch off.
Proximity sensors are also used in switches, for example with hand gestures.

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Description Price Sensor Type Maximum Switching Frequency Maximum Output Current Maximum Output Voltage Sensing Distance Switching Mode Output Type Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Maximum Supply Current Dimensions Height Length
RS Stock No. 177-4878
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
MYR304.70
Each (In a Box of 10)
units
Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 788-4934
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
MYR230.24
Each
units
Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 177-4879
Mfr. Part No.D6T-44L-06
BrandOmron
MYR357.70
Each (In a Tray of 10)
units
Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 4.75mm 4.75mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 165-8100
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
MYR19.874
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
units
Proximity Sensor - - - - - - Surface Mount LGA 12 - 4.8 x 2.8 x 1mm 1mm 4.8mm
RS Stock No. 788-4937
Mfr. Part No.D6T-44L-06
BrandOmron
MYR245.07
Each
units
Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 4.75mm 4.75mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 907-4763
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
MYR21.39
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Proximity Sensor - - - - - - Surface Mount LGA 12 - 4.8 x 2.8 x 1mm 1mm 4.8mm
RS Stock No. 169-5741
Mfr. Part No.TL852CN
MYR28.394
Each (In a Tube of 25)
units
- 90 kHz 1µA 0.3 V - Digital - Through Hole PDIP 16 45 mA 19.69 x 6.6 x 5.08mm 5.08mm 19.69mm
RS Stock No. 910-7355
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9960
BrandBroadcom
MYR12.215
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Proximity Sensor 400 kHz - 3.8 V 10cm Digital Open Drain Surface Mount - 8 250 μA 3.94 x 2.36 x 1.35mm 1.35mm 3.94mm
RS Stock No. 805-1766
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DRG
MYR2.615
Each (On a Tape of 10)
units
- - - - - - CMOS Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 753-2664
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
MYR4.16
Each
units
- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 892-0028
Mfr. Part No.Si1143-M01-GMR
MYR17.61
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Proximity Sensor - - - 1 → 50cm Digital Open Drain Surface Mount QFN 10 - 4.9 x 2.85 x 1.2mm 1.2mm 4.9mm
RS Stock No. 170-3445
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
MYR2.92
Each (In a Tray of 55)
units
- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 665-8813
Mfr. Part No.TL852CN
MYR27.67
Each
units
- 90 kHz 1µA 0.3 V - Digital - Through Hole PDIP 16 45 mA 19.69 x 6.6 x 5.08mm 5.08mm 19.69mm
RS Stock No. 169-0198
Mfr. Part No.SI1143-M01-GMR
MYR19.451
Each (On a Tape of 100)
units
Proximity Sensor - - - 1 → 50cm Digital Open Drain Surface Mount QFN 10 - 4.9 x 2.85 x 1.2mm 1.2mm 4.9mm
RS Stock No. 165-2434
Mfr. Part No.VCNL3020-GS08
BrandVishay
MYR6.856
Each (On a Reel of 3300)
units
Proximity Sensor - - - 200mm Digital Digital, Open Drain Surface Mount - 10 200 (LED Pulse) mA 4.9 x 2.4 x 0.83mm 0.83mm 4.9mm
RS Stock No. 121-9926
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DRG
MYR2.591
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
units
- - - - - - CMOS Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 178-2951
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9960
BrandBroadcom
MYR10.155
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
units
Proximity Sensor 400 kHz - 3.8 V 10cm Digital Open Drain Surface Mount - 8 250 μA 3.94 x 2.36 x 1.35mm 1.35mm 3.94mm
RS Stock No. 122-6792
Mfr. Part No.VCNL3020-GS08
BrandVishay
MYR7.708
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Proximity Sensor - - - 200mm Digital Digital, Open Drain Surface Mount - 10 200 (LED Pulse) mA 4.9 x 2.4 x 0.83mm 0.83mm 4.9mm
RS Stock No. 135-7075
Mfr. Part No.EKMC1693112
BrandPanasonic
MYR40.814
Each (In a Box of 50)
units
Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA 0.5 V 2.2m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 170 μA 11 (Base) x 17.2 (H) mm, 14.9 (Top) mm 17.2mm -
RS Stock No. 124-2975
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3110-SX2I
MYR7.456
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Proximity Sensor - 85mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue Open Drain Surface Mount SOIC 16 25 mA 9.98 x 3.98 x 1.47mm 1.47mm 9.98mm
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