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
$87.30
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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
$62.843
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 4.75mm 4.75mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 177-4878
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
$58.85
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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
$61.96
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 122-9751
Mfr. Part No.AMG8834
BrandPanasonic
$54.05
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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. 753-2664
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
$1.50
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 805-1766
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DRG
$1.265
Each (On a Tape of 10)
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- - - - - - CMOS Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 168-3348
Mfr. Part No.AMG8854
BrandPanasonic
$92.785
Each (On a Reel of 100)
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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. 122-9753
Mfr. Part No.AMG8854
BrandPanasonic
$92.95
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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. 122-6794
Mfr. Part No.VCNL4020X01-GS08
BrandVishay
$5.346
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- - - - 200mm Digital Digital, Open Drain Surface Mount - 10 200 (LED Pulse) mA 4.9 x 2.4 x 0.83mm 0.83mm 4.9mm
RS Stock No. 170-3445
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
$1.221
Each (In a Tray of 55)
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 124-2976
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3116-LQXI
$4.94
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Proximity Sensor - 85mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue Open Drain Surface Mount QFN 24 25 mA 4 x 4 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 4mm
RS Stock No. 165-2433
Mfr. Part No.VCNL4020X01-GS08
BrandVishay
$2.553
Each (On a Reel of 3300)
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- - - - 200mm Digital Digital, Open Drain Surface Mount - 10 200 (LED Pulse) mA 4.9 x 2.4 x 0.83mm 0.83mm 4.9mm
RS Stock No. 188-5388
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3116-LQXI
$3.444
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Capacitive 400 (Clock) MHz -1 (High Level) mA, 10 (Low Level) mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue PWM Surface Mount QFN 24 140 mA 4 x 4 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 4mm
RS Stock No. 121-9926
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DRG
$0.603
Each (On a Reel of 3000)
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- - - - - - CMOS Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 161-2618
Mfr. Part No.LC717A10AR-NH
$2.30
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Capacitive 186 kHz - - - Digital Digital Surface Mount VCT 28 1.6 mA 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.765mm 0.77mm 3.5mm
RS Stock No. 861-0591
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101T-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
$0.608
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. 161-2200
Mfr. Part No.EKMC1605111
BrandPanasonic
$21.489
Each (In a Box of 50)
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA - 5m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 170 μA 26 x 13.3 x 16.6mm 16.6mm 26mm
RS Stock No. 907-4763
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
$7.57
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Proximity Sensor - - - - - - Surface Mount LGA 12 - 4.8 x 2.8 x 1mm 1mm 4.8mm
RS Stock No. 192-0973
Mfr. Part No.VL53L0CXV0DH/1
$8.77
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Proximity Sensor 400 kHz - 0.4 V 2m Digital Digital Surface Mount LGA 12 - 4.4 x 2.4 x 1mm 1mm 4.4mm
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