The Yocto-Proximity is an USB proximity senor. 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 directly read 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 further away from the USB 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-g, it can even be connected to a GSM network thanks to the YoctoHub-GSM.

Yocto-Proximity USB cable sold separately The sensor part can be moved away Enclosure cable sold separately

USB cables and enclosure to be ordered separately.

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Product name:Yocto-Proximity
USB connector:micro-B
Refresh rate:10Hz
Measuring range:<10cm
Normal operating temperature:5...40░C
Technology:Pulsed infrared
Extended operating temperature:-25...85░C
Supported Operating Systems:Windows (PC + IoT), Linux (Intel + ARM), macOS, Android
Drivers:no driver needed
API / SDK / Libraries (USB+TCP):C++, Objective-C, C#, VB.NET, UWP, Delphi, Python, Java, Android
API / SDK / Libraries (TCP only):Javascript, Node.js, PHP
Suggested enclosure: YoctoBox-Short-Thin-Black-Prox
Harmonized tariff code:8542.3190
Made in:Switzerland

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YoctoBox-Short-Thin-Black-Prox, Enclosure for Yocto-Proximity (short, thin, black)Fix-2.5mm, screws and spacersUSB-A-MicroB-50, USB 2.0 type A to Micro-B data cable, 50 cmYoctoHub-Ethernet, Ethernet-enabled hub for Yoctopuce modules

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