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
SGD80.40
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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
SGD113.683
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. 122-9750
Mfr. Part No.AMG8833
BrandPanasonic
SGD32.97
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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. 177-4878
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
SGD51.54
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. 788-4934
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
SGD73.90
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 165-2272
Mfr. Part No.VCNL4040M3OE
BrandVishay
SGD1.459
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- - - - 200mm Digital Digital, Open Drain Surface Mount - 8 200 (IRED Pulse) mA 4 x 2 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 4mm
RS Stock No. 122-6795
Mfr. Part No.VCNL4040M3OE
BrandVishay
SGD2.194
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
- - - - 200mm Digital Digital, Open Drain Surface Mount - 8 200 (IRED Pulse) mA 4 x 2 x 1.1mm 1.1mm 4mm
RS Stock No. 165-4220
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101T-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
SGD0.487
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. 798-5273
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
SGD0.492
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. 861-0591
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101T-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
SGD0.52
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. 892-0022
Mfr. Part No.Si1145-M01-GMR
SGD3.78
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. 165-2247
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
SGD0.462
Each (In a Bag of 3000)
units
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. 122-9752
Mfr. Part No.AMG8853
BrandPanasonic
SGD33.40
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. 755-3097
Mfr. Part No.Si1102-A-GMR
SGD4.03
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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. 907-4763
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
SGD6.78
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. 169-5741
Mfr. Part No.TL852CN
SGD9.37
Each (In a Tube of 25)
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- 90 kHz 1µA 0.3 V - Digital - Through Hole PDIP 16 45 mA 19.69 x 6.6 x 5.08mm 5.08mm 19.69mm
RS Stock No. 165-8100
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
SGD5.608
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. 665-8813
Mfr. Part No.TL852CN
SGD9.12
Each
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- 90 kHz 1µA 0.3 V - Digital - Through Hole PDIP 16 45 mA 19.69 x 6.6 x 5.08mm 5.08mm 19.69mm
RS Stock No. 892-0034
Mfr. Part No.Si1147-M01-GMR
SGD5.495
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. 135-7096
Mfr. Part No.EKMB1193111
BrandPanasonic
SGD28.90
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA 0.5 V 2.2m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 1 μA 11 (Base) x 17.2 (H) mm, 14.9 (Top) mm 17.2mm -
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