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. 177-4879
Mfr. Part No.D6T-44L-06
BrandOmron
HK$465.419
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. 788-4937
Mfr. Part No.D6T-44L-06
BrandOmron
HK$427.90
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 4.75mm 4.75mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 788-4934
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
HK$338.86
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 177-4878
Mfr. Part No.D6T-8L-06
BrandOmron
HK$292.65
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Thermal Sensor - - - - Digital - Surface Mount - - 5 mA 18 x 14 x 6.31mm 6.31mm 18mm
RS Stock No. 122-9752
Mfr. Part No.AMG8853
BrandPanasonic
HK$189.62
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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. 122-9750
Mfr. Part No.AMG8833
BrandPanasonic
HK$189.62
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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. 168-3348
Mfr. Part No.AMG8854
BrandPanasonic
HK$224.076
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
HK$189.62
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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. 122-9751
Mfr. Part No.AMG8834
BrandPanasonic
HK$254.68
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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. 135-7080
Mfr. Part No.EKMC1601113
BrandPanasonic
HK$64.739
Each (In a Box of 50)
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA 0.5 V 5m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 170 μA 9.5 (Top) mm, 11 (Base) x 14.4 (H) mm 14.4mm -
RS Stock No. 861-0591
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101T-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
HK$3.04
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. 919-8872
Mfr. Part No.TCA505BGGEGXUMA1
BrandInfineon
HK$16.017
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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Inductive 5 kHz 60mA 41 V - Analogue Emitter Follower, Open Collector, Push-Pull Surface Mount SOIC 16 840 μA 10 x 4 x 1.45mm 1.45mm 10mm
RS Stock No. 168-4990
Mfr. Part No.LDC0851HDSGT
HK$6.703
Each (On a Reel of 250)
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Inductive 15 MHz 5mA - - Analogue Push-Pull Surface Mount WSON 8 0.66 (Dynamic) mA, 0.7 (Static) mA 2.1 x 2.1 x 0.75mm 0.75mm 2.1mm
RS Stock No. 135-7104
Mfr. Part No.EKMC1603112
BrandPanasonic
HK$98.25
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA 0.5 V 12m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 170 μA 11 (Base) x 20.2 (H) mm, 22 (Top) mm 20.2mm -
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RS Stock No. 188-5386
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3108-LQXI
HK$12.962
Each (In a Tray of 490)
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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 16 140 mA 3 x 3 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 3mm
RS Stock No. 135-7081
Mfr. Part No.EKMC1603111
BrandPanasonic
HK$68.002
Each (In a Box of 50)
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA 0.5 V 12m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 170 μA 11 (Base) x 20.2 (H) mm, 22 (Top) mm 20.2mm -
RS Stock No. 665-8813
Mfr. Part No.TL852CN
HK$52.46
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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. 161-2222
Mfr. Part No.EKMB1101111
BrandPanasonic
HK$215.23
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA - 5m Digital Digital Through Hole TO-5 3 1 μA 11 (Dia.) x 14.4mm 14.4mm -
RS Stock No. 907-4763
Mfr. Part No.VL6180XV0NR/1
HK$38.51
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. 165-2434
Mfr. Part No.VCNL3020-GS08
BrandVishay
HK$9.54
Each (On a Reel of 3300)
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Proximity Sensor - - - 200mm Digital Digital, Open Drain Surface Mount - 10 200 (LED Pulse) mA 4.9 x 2.4 x 0.83mm 0.83mm 4.9mm
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