The Yocto-Proximity is a USB proximity sensor. It uses a pretty simple principle: the sensor part emits pulsed infrared light and measures reflection on nearby objects. Thanks to filters, ambient infrared light has very little effect on it, as long as the detector is not saturated. Beware, the sensor performance depends directly on the target color: a white object can be detected up to ~10cm, but a black and mat object can be detected up to ~2cm only.
The Yocto-Proximity can also give estimation of visible and infrared ambient light. Measurements can be read directly via USB or stored on the device internal flash for later retrieval when connected again by USB.
This device has been designed so that the sensor itself can be moved away from the USB part by a few meters: simply split the board into two parts and solder a 4-wire cable on the designated pads.
This device can be connected directly to an Ethernet network using a YoctoHub-Ethernet, to a WiFi network using a YoctoHub-Wireless-n and to a GSM network using a YoctoHub-GSM.
USB cables and enclosures to be ordered separately.
Protection class, according to IEC 61140:class III
Normal operating temperature:5...40Ðƒ
Extended operating temperature1:-25...85Ðƒ
Supported Operating Systems:Windows (PC + IoT), Linux (Intel + ARM), macOS, Android
Drivers:Driverless, no driver needed
API / SDK / Libraries:C++ Obj-C C# VB.NET UWP Delphi Python Java Android LabVIEW
RoHS compliance:RoHS III (2011/65/UE+2015/863)
Suggested enclosure: YoctoBox-Short-Thin-Black-Prox
Harmonized tariff code:9032.9000
1 The extended temperature range is defined based on components specifications and has been tested during a limited duration (1h). When using the device in harsh environments for a long period of time, we strongly advise to run extensive tests before going to production.
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|Most recent firmware||44118 (03/09/2021)|
|Programming libraries||44175 (03/12/2021)|
|Command line API||44175 (03/12/2021)|
|VirtualHub application||44029 (02/26/2021)|
- Brand: Yoctopuce
- Product Code: YPROXIM1