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
$2.672
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
$3.03
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. 172-2998
Mfr. Part No.RDC501052A
$3.315
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
New
RS Stock No. 189-7257
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-056
$11.56
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. 172-2991
Mfr. Part No.RDCC010002
$47.77
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Resistive Linear Screw Mount - 3 0 °C +50 °C - 5 V dc -
RS Stock No. 172-3003
Mfr. Part No.RD6R1A0008
$3.187
Each (In a Pack of 3)
units
Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc -
New
RS Stock No. 189-7922
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-057
$22.60
Each
units
- Analogue PCB Mount DFN 12 -40 °C +150 °C - 10 V 6.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 186-0732
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-BK
BrandKEMET
$24.75
Each (In a Tray of 50)
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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. 172-2996
Mfr. Part No.RDC401D07A
$14.76
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Resistive Linear - - 3 -30 °C +80 °C - 5 V dc 32 x 10.6 x 6.8mm
RS Stock No. 172-2995
Mfr. Part No.RDC1047A03
$7.805
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
RS Stock No. 172-2989
Mfr. Part No.RD7091008A
$1.958
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 15.8 x 9 x 7.7mm
RS Stock No. 172-2986
Mfr. Part No.RDC1010A12
$8.72
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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. 172-3009
Mfr. Part No.RD712A028A
$3.16
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 19 x 10 x 7.5mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-7916
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
$22.60
Each
units
- Analogue PCB Mount DFN 12 -40 °C +150 °C - 10 V 6.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 172-2993
Mfr. Part No.RDC10320RB
$7.185
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 41.5 x 10.95 x 7.5mm
New
RS Stock No. 189-7256
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
$11.56
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. 172-3002
Mfr. Part No.RDC9010006
$24.71
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Resistive Linear Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc -
New
RS Stock No. 189-7919
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-056
$22.60
Each
units
- Analogue PCB Mount DFN 12 -40 °C +150 °C - 10 V 6.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm
RS Stock No. 186-0843
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-W
BrandKEMET
$31.00
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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. 186-0731
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-W
BrandKEMET
$24.75
Each (In a Tray of 50)
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
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