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. 892-0022
Mfr. Part No.Si1145-M01-GMR
HK$23.255
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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. 124-2974
Mfr. Part No.CY8CMBR3108-LQXI
HK$17.64
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Proximity Sensor - 85mA 0.6 (Low Level) V 30cm Analogue Open Drain Surface Mount QFN 16 25 mA 3 x 3 x 0.55mm 0.55mm 3mm
RS Stock No. 178-2951
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9960
BrandBroadcom
HK$11.153
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Proximity Sensor 400 kHz - 3.8 V 10cm Digital Open Drain Surface Mount - 8 250 μA 3.94 x 2.36 x 1.35mm 1.35mm 3.94mm
RS Stock No. 177-4030
Mfr. Part No.QT60326-ASG
BrandMicrochip
HK$74.84
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Capacitive - 1 (Source) mA, 4 (Sink) mA 0.6 V - Digital Open Drain Surface Mount TQFP 44 25 mA 10.1 x 8 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 10.1mm
RS Stock No. 176-0827
Mfr. Part No.D6T-1A-01
BrandOmron
HK$140.96
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Thermal Sensor - 3.5mA 5.5 V dc - Digital Digital PCB Mount - 4 5 mA 12 x 11.6 x 4.79mm 4.79mm 12mm
RS Stock No. 135-7095
Mfr. Part No.EKMC1601111
BrandPanasonic
HK$92.82
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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. 135-7106
Mfr. Part No.EKMB1293112
BrandPanasonic
HK$164.12
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA 0.5 V 2.2m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 2 μA 11 (Base) x 17.2 (H) mm, 14.9 (Top) mm 17.2mm -
RS Stock No. 910-7355
Mfr. Part No.APDS-9960
BrandBroadcom
HK$12.46
Each (In a Pack of 2)
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Proximity Sensor 400 kHz - 3.8 V 10cm Digital Open Drain Surface Mount - 8 250 μA 3.94 x 2.36 x 1.35mm 1.35mm 3.94mm
RS Stock No. 135-7079
Mfr. Part No.EKMC1601112
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. 161-2216
Mfr. Part No.EKMB1303111K
BrandPanasonic
HK$132.59
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA - 12m Digital Digital Through Hole TO-5 3 6 μA 22 (Dia.) x 20.2mm 20.2mm -
RS Stock No. 170-3445
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
HK$4.457
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. 122-6792
Mfr. Part No.VCNL3020-GS08
BrandVishay
HK$18.19
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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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
RS Stock No. 169-0197
Mfr. Part No.SI1142-M01-GMR
HK$27.247
Each (On a Tape of 100)
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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. 753-2664
Mfr. Part No.NCS36000DG
HK$7.33
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- - - - - - - Surface Mount SOIC 14 - 8.75 x 4 x 1.75mm 1.75mm 8.75mm
RS Stock No. 165-4220
Mfr. Part No.MTCH101T-I/OT
BrandMicrochip
HK$3.28
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. 137-0762
Mfr. Part No.CAP1208-1-A4-TR
BrandMicrochip
HK$6.24
Each (On a Reel of 5000)
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Capacitive - 8mA 0.4 V - Analogue, Digital Analogue, Digital Surface Mount QFN 16 750 μA 3.1 x 3.1 x 0.85mm 0.85mm 3.1mm
RS Stock No. 135-7072
Mfr. Part No.EKMB1393112K
BrandPanasonic
HK$106.699
Each (In a Box of 50)
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Pyroelectric Infrared Sensor - 100µA 0.5 V 2.2m Digital Digital Through Hole - 3 6 μA 11 (Base) x 17.2 (H) mm, 14.9 (Top) mm 17.2mm -
RS Stock No. 177-1526
Mfr. Part No.CAP1206-1-SL
BrandMicrochip
HK$4.587
Each (In a Tube of 57)
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Capacitive 400 kHz - 0.4 V - - Open Drain Surface Mount SOIC 14 750 μA 8.65 x 3.9 x 1.5mm 1.5mm 8.65mm
RS Stock No. 177-3597
Mfr. Part No.QT60326-ASG
BrandMicrochip
HK$62.071
Each (In a Tray of 160)
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Capacitive - 1 (Source) mA, 4 (Sink) mA 0.6 V - Digital Open Drain Surface Mount TQFP 44 25 mA 10.1 x 8 x 1.05mm 1.05mm 10.1mm
RS Stock No. 161-2223
Mfr. Part No.EKMB1101112
BrandPanasonic
HK$280.08
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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 -
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