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
RS Stock No. 124-5991
Mfr. Part No.SVM4A103A0L17R00
BrandMurata
SGD2.354
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. 170-4394
Mfr. Part No.SVM4A103A0L17R00
BrandMurata
SGD2.739
Each (On a Reel of 100)
units
- Linear Surface Mount - 3 -40 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 4.5 x 4 x 2mm
RS Stock No. 172-3006
Mfr. Part No.RDC9010007
SGD21.24
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 186-0843
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-W
BrandKEMET
SGD28.02
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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
RS Stock No. 172-2992
Mfr. Part No.RDC1022A05
SGD3.915
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 31.5 x 10.95 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-3000
Mfr. Part No.RDC502012A
SGD3.065
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 178-1214
Mfr. Part No.PL-N823-01
BrandKEMET
SGD14.45
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units
- - Surface Mount SMD - -40 °C +70 °C 2 V dc 15 V dc 5 x 4.8 x 1.7mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-7256
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
SGD10.45
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. 172-2999
Mfr. Part No.RDC501051A
SGD2.17
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 186-0826
Mfr. Part No.SS-430
BrandKEMET
SGD23.05
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. 172-2996
Mfr. Part No.RDC401D07A
SGD13.68
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units
Resistive Linear - - 3 -30 °C +80 °C - 5 V dc 32 x 10.6 x 6.8mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-7257
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-056
SGD10.45
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. 172-2998
Mfr. Part No.RDC501052A
SGD2.38
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 172-3008
Mfr. Part No.RD708A029A
SGD1.446
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 15 x 10 x 7.5mm
RS Stock No. 172-3005
Mfr. Part No.RD7081015A
SGD1.27
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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. 186-0852
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-BK
BrandKEMET
SGD28.02
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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
RS Stock No. 172-2986
Mfr. Part No.RDC1010A12
SGD8.08
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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. 172-2989
Mfr. Part No.RD7091008A
SGD1.79
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 15.8 x 9 x 7.7mm
RS Stock No. 172-2991
Mfr. Part No.RDCC010002
SGD39.66
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Resistive Linear Screw Mount - 3 0 °C +50 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 172-2995
Mfr. Part No.RDC1047A03
SGD4.42
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 56.5 x 10.95 x 7.5mm
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