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-PWM-RxThis isolated device can decode PWM signals. You can use it as a pulse counter as well.

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Yocto-InclinometerUSB device featuring a 3D high precision inclinometer sensor.

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Application examples, hints and tutorials

The secrets of the Yocto-(Maxi)Knob

Reading a potentiometer, push button or other resistive sensor via USB is a priori not very complicated. By the way, the Yocto-Knob is one of the very first modules we put for sale more than ten years ago. However, depending on the applications, the needs are not always the same. Therefore, over time we added new settings in order to refine the measures. Let's see this in details...

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Reed switch vs. Hall effect sensor

Two years ago, we told you about reed switches, especially to warn you about the difficulties that you can encounter when you want to use them to build a rev counter. But we had somewhat forgotten to tell you about Hall effect sensors, which can be a welcome substitute.

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