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. 910-7355
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9960
BrandBroadcom
£1.655
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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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. 178-2951
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9960
BrandBroadcom
£0.735
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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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. 892-0022
Mfr. Part No.Si1145-M01-GMR
£2.39
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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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. 124-2973
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3102-SX1I
£0.46
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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Proximity Sensor - 85mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue Open Drain Surface Mount SOIC 8 25 mA 4.97 x 3.98 x 1.47mm 1.47mm 4.97mm
New
RS Stock No. 188-5384
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3102-SX1I
£0.933
Each (In a Tube of 97)
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Capacitive 400 (Clock) MHz -1 (High Level) mA, 10 (Low Level) mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue PWM Surface Mount SOIC 8 140 mA 4.97 x 3.98 x 1.48mm 1.48mm 4.97mm
RS Stock No. 124-2975
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3110-SX2I
£0.698
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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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
New
RS Stock No. 188-5387
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3110-SX2I
£1.401
Each (In a Tube of 48)
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Capacitive 400 (Clock) MHz -1 (High Level) mA, 10 (Low Level) mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue PWM Surface Mount SOIC 16 140 mA 9.98 x 3.98 x 1.48mm 1.48mm 9.98mm
RS Stock No. 753-2664
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
£0.25
Each
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 805-1766
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DRG
£0.588
Each (On a Tape of 10)
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- - - - - - CMOS Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 121-9926
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DRG
£0.274
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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- - - - - - CMOS Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 170-3445
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
£0.244
Each (In a Tray of 55)
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 122-6793
Mfr. Part No.VCNL4020-GS08
BrandVishay
£1.93
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Ambient Light, 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
New
RS Stock No. 188-5388
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3116-LQXI
£1.392
Each (In a Tray of 490)
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Capacitive 400 (Clock) MHz -1 (High Level) mA, 10 (Low Level) mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue PWM Surface Mount QFN 24 140 mA 4 x 4 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 4mm
RS Stock No. 165-2432
Mfr. Part No.VCNL4020-GS08
BrandVishay
£1.039
Each (On a Reel of 3300)
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Ambient Light, 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. 124-2976
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3116-LQXI
£2.362
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Proximity Sensor - 85mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue Open Drain Surface Mount QFN 24 25 mA 4 x 4 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 4mm
RS Stock No. 169-0198
Mfr. Part No.SI1143-M01-GMR
£1.946
Each (On a Tape of 100)
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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. 128-8882
Mfr. Part No.BD9251FV-E2
BrandROHM
£1.244
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 200 (Sink) μA, 30 (Source) μA 2.3 V - Analogue Open Drain Surface Mount SSOP-B 14 400 μA 5 x 4.4 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 5mm
RS Stock No. 892-0028
Mfr. Part No.Si1143-M01-GMR
£1.91
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. 169-0196
Mfr. Part No.SI1141-M01-GMR
£1.311
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. 124-2974
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3108-LQXI
£1.734
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Proximity Sensor - 85mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue Open Drain Surface Mount QFN 16 25 mA 3 x 3 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 3mm
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