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. 172-3005
Mfr. Part No.RD7081015A
$1.60
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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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. 186-0728
Mfr. Part No.SS-430
BrandKEMET
$21.054
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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 5.65mm -
RS Stock No. 172-2986
Mfr. Part No.RDC1010A12
$10.67
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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. 189-7916
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
$22.40
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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. 193-9586
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E1010
BrandInfineon
$2.949
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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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. 178-1214
Mfr. Part No.PL-N823-01
BrandKEMET
$16.08
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- - - Surface Mount SMD - -40 °C +70 °C 2 V dc 15 V dc 5 x 4.8 x 1.7mm -
RS Stock No. 186-0826
Mfr. Part No.SS-430
BrandKEMET
$28.66
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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 5.65mm -
RS Stock No. 172-2999
Mfr. Part No.RDC501051A
$2.42
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Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - -
New
RS Stock No. 200-6336
Mfr. Part No.AS5147P-HTSM
Brandams
$20.45
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- - - Surface Mount TSSOP 14 - - - - - -
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RS Stock No. 201-1660
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-050
$13.41
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RS Stock No. 193-9585
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E1000
BrandInfineon
$3.11
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- Analogue - Surface Mount PG-DSO 8 -40 °C +150 °C 3 V 5.5 V 5 x 4 x 1.45mm AEC-Q100
New
RS Stock No. 201-1659
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-050
$6.061
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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- Digital Dual Bridge Surface Mount DFN - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 189-7256
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
$11.94
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. 193-9593
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014C16D
BrandInfineon
$15.27
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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. 186-0729
Mfr. Part No.SS-430L-N
BrandKEMET
$25.476
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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. 193-9597
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014S16D
BrandInfineon
$15.27
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- Analogue - Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - - 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm -
RS Stock No. 172-3002
Mfr. Part No.RDC9010006
$22.74
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Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - -
New
RS Stock No. 200-6335
Mfr. Part No.AS5147P-HTSM
Brandams
$12.786
Each (On a Reel of 500)
units
- - - Surface Mount TSSOP 14 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-9600
Mfr. Part No.TLE5309D E1211
BrandInfineon
$11.90
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- Analogue - Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - 5 V 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm AEC-Q100
RS Stock No. 193-9595
Mfr. Part No.TLE5014P16D
BrandInfineon
$15.27
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- Analogue - Surface Mount PG-DSO 16 -40 °C +125 °C - - 5 x 3.9 x 1.02mm ISO 26262
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