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
RS Stock No. 172-2986
Mfr. Part No.RDC1010A12
SGD9.21
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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. 201-1660
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-050
SGD12.44
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Mfr. Part No.RDC1014A09
SGD3.45
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- - - Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 23.5 x 6.9 x 7.5mm -
RS Stock No. 201-8322
Mfr. Part No.AS5200L-AMFM
Brandams
SGD5.779
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- PWM - - MLF - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-8320
Mfr. Part No.AS5147-HTSM
Brandams
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- Digital - Surface Mount TSSOP - - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 210-2989
Mfr. Part No.AS5247-HMFM
Brandams
SGD23.765
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Hall Effect Quadrature - Surface Mount TSSOP-14 - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-1661
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-052
SGD5.792
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- Digital Dual Bridge Surface Mount DFN - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 201-1656
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-037
SGD1.496
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- Digital Dual Bridge Surface Mount SO8 - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 172-3000
Mfr. Part No.RDC502012A
SGD2.44
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Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - -
RS Stock No. 172-2991
Mfr. Part No.RDCC010002
SGD23.41
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Resistive Linear - Screw Mount - 3 0 °C +50 °C - 5 V dc - -
RS Stock No. 193-9594
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014P16D
BrandInfineon
SGD9.218
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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. 172-2999
Mfr. Part No.RDC501051A
SGD2.09
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Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - -
RS Stock No. 186-0835
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-N
BrandKEMET
SGD26.61
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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. 193-9582
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009A16D E2210
BrandInfineon
SGD7.25
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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
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RS Stock No. 210-2985
Mfr. Part No.AS5115-HSST
Brandams
SGD9.13
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- Analogue - Surface Mount SSOP-16 - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-9585
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E1000
BrandInfineon
SGD3.862
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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
RS Stock No. 201-8319
Mfr. Part No.AS5147-HTSM
Brandams
SGD10.531
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- Digital - Surface Mount TSSOP - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 186-0732
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-BK
BrandKEMET
SGD22.55
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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. 189-7257
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-056
SGD9.912
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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. 201-8307
Mfr. Part No.AS5048A-HTSP
Brandams
SGD7.732
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- PWM - Surface Mount TSSOP - - - - - - -
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