Proximity Sensors and Range Finders

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These compact lidar systems measure the time of flight (ToF) of infrared laser pulses to quickly and accurately determine the absolute distance to targets up to several meters away.

Sharp distance sensors are inexpensive and easy to use, making them a popular choice for object detection and ranging. They typically have higher update rates and shorter maximum detection ranges than sonar range finders.

Accurately measure distances over a wide range with our assortment of ultrasonic distance sensors from Maxbotix and Parallax.


Products in category “Proximity Sensors and Range Finders”

Pololu item #: 2578
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This module features a fixed-gain, 38 kHz modulated IR sensor and a corresponding IR LED with oscillator circuit to make a tiny proximity sensor. This high-brightness version draws an average of 16 mA at 5 V and has a typical sensing range up to approximately 24 inches (60 cm).

Pololu item #: 2579
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This module features a fixed-gain, 38 kHz modulated IR sensor and a corresponding IR LED with oscillator circuit to make a tiny proximity sensor. This low-brightness version draws an average of 8 mA at 5 V and has a typical sensing range up to approximately 12 inches (30 cm).

Pololu item #: 2462
Brand: Vishay
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The Vishay TSSP58038 is a modulated IR receiver that is designed specifically for sensing applications instead of data communication for remote control. Unlike most similar-looking units, it has a fixed gain that makes it respond more predictably and quickly to IR light modulated at 38 kHz. They are sold in packs of three units.

Pololu item #: 2463
Brand: Vishay
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The Vishay TSSP58P38 is a unique modulated IR receiver that is designed for IR brightness detection instead of data communication for remote control. This sensor can be used with a 38 kHz modulated IR emitter and the appropriate algorithms to form a distance sensor with a range of up to a few feet. They are sold in packs of three units.

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