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 Configuration Mounting Type Package Type Pin Count Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Supply Voltage Maximum Operating Supply Voltage Dimensions Automotive Standard Magnetic Type
RS Stock No. 186-0729
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-N
BrandKEMET
£9.31
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 - -
RS Stock No. 189-7256
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
£6.663
Each (On a Reel of 500)
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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. 178-1214
Mfr. Part No.PL-N823-01
BrandKEMET
£4.63
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- - - Surface Mount SMD - -40 °C +70 °C 2 V dc 15 V dc 5 x 4.8 x 1.7mm - -
RS Stock No. 172-2986
Mfr. Part No.RDC1010A12
£4.53
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Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 18 x 10.85 x 3.4mm - -
RS Stock No. 172-3002
Mfr. Part No.RDC9010006
£11.91
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Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - - -
RS Stock No. 193-9582
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009A16D E2210
BrandInfineon
£3.81
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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. 201-1661
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-052
£2.806
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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- Digital Dual Bridge Surface Mount DFN - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 186-0731
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-W
BrandKEMET
£8.845
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. 201-1656
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-037
£0.692
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
Units
- Digital Dual Bridge Surface Mount SO8 - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 189-7257
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-056
£6.663
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. 193-9594
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014P16D
BrandInfineon
£3.825
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- Analogue - Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - - 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm ISO 26262 -
RS Stock No. 172-2993
Mfr. Part No.RDC10320RB
£2.285
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 - -
RS Stock No. 193-9598
Mfr. Part No.TLE5309D E1211
BrandInfineon
£2.978
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
Units
- 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. 201-1662
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-052
£6.21
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Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 172-3000
Mfr. Part No.RDC502012A
£1.53
Each (In a Pack of 2)
Units
Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - - -
RS Stock No. 193-9593
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014C16D
BrandInfineon
£4.90
Each
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- Analogue - Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - - 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm ISO 26262 -
RS Stock No. 186-0826
Mfr. Part No.SS-430
BrandKEMET
£10.00
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 5.65mm - -
RS Stock No. 186-0732
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-BK
BrandKEMET
£8.845
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. 201-1657
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-037
£1.114
Each (In a Pack of 5)
Units
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 189-7258
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-057
£6.663
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 - -
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