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. 788-4937
Mfr. Part No.D6T-44L-06
BrandOmron
£30.29
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 4.75mm 4.75mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 177-4879
Mfr. Part No.D6T-44L-06
BrandOmron
£40.994
Each (In a Tray of 10)
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 4.75mm 4.75mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 861-0591
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101T-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
£0.289
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Proximity Sensor - 25mA - - - Open Drain Surface Mount SOT-23 6 80 mA 3.1 x 1.8 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 798-5273
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
£0.279
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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Proximity Sensor - 25mA - - Analogue, Digital Open Drain Surface Mount SOT-23 6 25 mA 3.1 x 1.8 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 165-2247
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
£0.247
Each (In a Bag of 3000)
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Proximity Sensor - 25mA - - Analogue, Digital Open Drain Surface Mount SOT-23 6 25 mA 3.1 x 1.8 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 165-4220
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101T-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
£0.258
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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Proximity Sensor - 25mA - - Analogue, Digital Open Drain Surface Mount SOT-23 6 25 mA 3.1 x 1.8 x 1.3mm 1.3mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 788-4934
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
£31.78
Each
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 177-4878
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
£34.857
Each (In a Box of 10)
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 122-9750
Mfr. Part No.AMG8833
BrandPanasonic
£26.00
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Infrared Array Sensor - 10mA - 7m Digital - Surface Mount - 14 4.5 mA 11.6 x 8 x 4.3mm 4.3mm 11.6mm
RS Stock No. 907-4763
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
£3.615
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Proximity Sensor - - - - - - Surface Mount LGA 12 - 4.8 x 2.8 x 1mm 1mm 4.8mm
RS Stock No. 165-8100
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
£1.82
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Proximity Sensor - - - - - - Surface Mount LGA 12 - 4.8 x 2.8 x 1mm 1mm 4.8mm
RS Stock No. 122-9751
Mfr. Part No.AMG8834
BrandPanasonic
£23.21
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Infrared Array Sensor - 10mA - 7m Digital - Surface Mount - 14 4.5 mA 11.6 x 8 x 4.3mm 4.3mm 11.6mm
RS Stock No. 755-3097
Mfr. Part No.Si1102-A-GMR
£2.18
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Optical Proximity Detector - - - 50cm - PWM Surface Mount ODFN-8 8 10 μA 3 x 3 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 3mm
RS Stock No. 122-6792
Mfr. Part No.VCNL3020-GS08
BrandVishay
£1.892
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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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. 168-3348
Mfr. Part No.AMG8854
BrandPanasonic
£22.424
Each (On a Reel of 100)
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Infrared Array Sensor - 10mA - ≤7m Digital - Surface Mount - 14 4.5 mA 11.6 x 8 x 4.3mm 4.3mm 11.6mm
RS Stock No. 165-2434
Mfr. Part No.VCNL3020-GS08
BrandVishay
£0.98
Each (On a Reel of 3300)
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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. 122-9753
Mfr. Part No.AMG8854
BrandPanasonic
£22.09
Each
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Infrared Array Sensor - 10mA - 7m Digital - Surface Mount - 14 4.5 mA 11.6 x 8 x 4.3mm 4.3mm 11.6mm
RS Stock No. 122-9752
Mfr. Part No.AMG8853
BrandPanasonic
£25.46
Each
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Infrared Array Sensor - 10mA - 7m Digital - Surface Mount - 14 4.5 mA 11.6 x 8 x 4.3mm 4.3mm 11.6mm
RS Stock No. 919-8872
Mfr. Part No.TCA505BGGEGXUMA1
BrandInfineon
£1.678
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Inductive 5 kHz 60mA 41 V - Analogue Emitter Follower, Open Collector, Push-Pull Surface Mount SOIC 16 840 μA 10 x 4 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 10mm
RS Stock No. 753-3229
Mfr. Part No.TCA505BGGEGXUMA1
BrandInfineon
£3.16
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Inductive 5 kHz 60mA 41 V - Analogue Emitter Follower, Open Collector, Push-Pull Surface Mount SOIC 16 840 μA 10 x 4 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 10mm
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