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. 193-9585
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E1000
BrandInfineon
€1.518
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. 201-8323
Mfr. Part No.AS5200L-AMFM
Brandams
€6.29
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units
- PWM - - MLF - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 186-0826
Mfr. Part No.SS-430
BrandKEMET
€11.53
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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 -
New
RS Stock No. 201-8321
Mfr. Part No.AS5147-TS_EK_AB
Brandams
€17.90
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- Digital - Surface Mount TSSOP-14 - - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-1656
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-037
€0.782
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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- Digital Dual Bridge Surface Mount SO8 - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 172-3008
Mfr. Part No.RD708A029A
€1.068
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units
Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 15 x 10 x 7.5mm -
RS Stock No. 178-0991
Mfr. Part No.PL-N823-01
BrandKEMET
€4.512
Each (On a Reel of 2000)
units
- - - Surface Mount SMD - -40 °C +70 °C 2 V dc 15 V dc 5 x 4.8 x 1.7mm -
RS Stock No. 172-3006
Mfr. Part No.RDC9010007
€14.34
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units
Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +120 °C - 5 V dc - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-8313
Mfr. Part No.AS5048B-HTSP
Brandams
€7.88
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units
- Digital - Surface Mount TSSOP - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-9588
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E2000
BrandInfineon
€1.268
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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. 200-6338
Mfr. Part No.AS5600-ASOM
Brandams
€2.722
Each (In a Pack of 5)
units
- - - Surface Mount SOIC 8 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-9590
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E2010
BrandInfineon
€1.452
Each (On a Reel of 2500)
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. 200-9478
Mfr. Part No.AS5600L-ASOM
Brandams
€3.545
Each (In a Pack of 2)
units
- - - - SOIC8 - - - - - - -
New
RS Stock No. 201-1659
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-050
€3.171
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
units
- Digital Dual Bridge Surface Mount DFN - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 172-2993
Mfr. Part No.RDC10320RB
€2.65
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units
Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -30 °C +85 °C - 5 V dc 41.5 x 10.95 x 7.5mm -
New
RS Stock No. 201-8322
Mfr. Part No.AS5200L-AMFM
Brandams
€3.211
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
units
- PWM - - MLF - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 193-9589
Mfr. Part No.TLE5009 E2000
BrandInfineon
€1.518
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
RS Stock No. 172-3009
Mfr. Part No.RD712A028A
€1.83
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units
Resistive Linear - Through Hole - 3 -40 °C +105 °C - 12 V dc 19 x 10 x 7.5mm -
New
RS Stock No. 200-6337
Mfr. Part No.AS5600-ASOM
Brandams
€1.827
Each (On a Reel of 500)
units
- - - Surface Mount SOIC 8 - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 189-7256
Mfr. Part No.G-MRCO-055
€7.729
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 -
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