Yoctopuce, USB Sensors and Actuators

USB Sensors and Actuators

Yoctopuce designs, manufactures and sells USB devices to let your computer sit in the real world. Our USB modules are tiny, easy to install and easy to drive programmatically. Among them you will find:


Yocto-RangeFinderUSB range finder sensor based on infra-red laser time-of-flight. This device can estimate distances to objects up to 1 or 2m, depending on conditions.

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Yocto-Light-V3Ambient light sensor (luxmeter), for measuring light intensity from 0 to 100'000 lux, with built-in data logger.

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Application examples, hints and tutorials

Updating the Java, TypeScript, and PHP libraries

This week we review the roadmap we outlined at the start of the year. After the C++, C#, Python and VB.net libraries, we've just released version 2.0 of the Java, PHP, and TypeScript libraries. Here's a quick reminder of what's new.

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Would you like USB C devices ?

For as long as we've been selling USB peripherals, we've taken great care to keep connectivity consistent across all our products, and to preserve module features when we need to make a new version. 13 years ago, the USB micro-B connector was just starting to make its mark, so we adopted it right from the start. Today, however, it's starting to be replaced by USB type-C, and we have to ask ourselves whether or when our products should migrate to USB C for their connectors. Give us your input !

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