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 Automotive Standard
RS Stock No. 170-4394
Mfr. Part No.SVM4A103A0L17R00
BrandMurata
£1.214
Each (On a Reel of 100)
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- 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
£1.226
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- Linear Surface Mount - 3 -40 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 4.5 x 4 x 2mm -
RS Stock No. 186-0728
Mfr. Part No.SS-430
BrandKEMET
£8.20
Each (In a Tray of 50)
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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. 172-3005
Mfr. Part No.RD7081015A
£0.814
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 15 x 10 x 8.5mm -
RS Stock No. 186-0729
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-N
BrandKEMET
£9.90
Each (In a Tray of 50)
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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 -
New
RS Stock No. 193-9582
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009A16D E2210
BrandInfineon
£6.02
Each
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- Analogue Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - 5 V 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm AEC-Q100
New
RS Stock No. 189-7922
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-057
£9.05
Each
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- Analogue PCB Mount DFN 12 -40 °C +150 °C - 10 V 6.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm -
RS Stock No. 172-2993
Mfr. Part No.RDC10320RB
£3.40
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 41.5 x 10.95 x 7.5mm -
New
RS Stock No. 193-9600
Mfr. Part No.TLE5309D E1211
BrandInfineon
£4.81
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
- Analogue Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - 5 V 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm AEC-Q100
RS Stock No. 172-3006
Mfr. Part No.RDC9010007
£13.43
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - -
New
RS Stock No. 193-9586
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E1010
BrandInfineon
£1.022
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- Analogue Surface Mount PG-DSO 8 -40 °C +150 °C 3 V 5.5 V 5 x 4 x 1.45mm AEC-Q100
New
RS Stock No. 189-7257
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-056
£4.624
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. 193-9592
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014C16D
BrandInfineon
£3.825
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
Units
- Analogue Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - - 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm ISO 26262
RS Stock No. 186-0731
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-W
BrandKEMET
£9.90
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 -
New
RS Stock No. 193-9587
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E1010
BrandInfineon
£1.95
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
- Analogue Surface Mount PG-DSO 8 -40 °C +150 °C 3 V 5.5 V 5 x 4 x 1.45mm AEC-Q100
RS Stock No. 172-2996
Mfr. Part No.RDC401D07A
£13.48
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Resistive Linear - - 3 -30 °C +80 °C - 5 V dc 32 x 10.6 x 6.8mm -
New
RS Stock No. 193-9584
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E1000
BrandInfineon
£1.122
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
Units
- Analogue Surface Mount PG-DSO 8 -40 °C +150 °C 3 V 5.5 V 5 x 4 x 1.45mm AEC-Q100
RS Stock No. 172-3009
Mfr. Part No.RD712A028A
£3.372
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 19 x 10 x 7.5mm -
New
RS Stock No. 189-7258
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-057
£4.624
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. 193-9593
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014C16D
BrandInfineon
£6.17
Each
Units
- Analogue Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - - 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm ISO 26262
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