optical proximity sensor

optical proximity sensor

[′äp·tə·kəl präk′sim·əd·ē ‚sen·sər]
(engineering)
A device that uses the principle of triangulation of reflected infrared or visible light to measure small distances in a robotic system.
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Fingerprint scanning technology and an optical proximity sensor are used to recognize a ring's owner so that not just anybody can pick up your Token ring and use it to access all your digital information.
amp; SINGAPORE -- Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new ultra-thin integrated optical proximity sensor for use in a wide range of portable consumer electronic devices, and personal computers.
Moreover, with an external limiting resistor, the LED current of this optical proximity sensor can be configured to a variety of levels.
NYSE:A) today announced that its optical proximity sensor for mobile appliances was one of the finalist for the EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) awards.
Agilent's HSDL-9100-021 is a miniature, low-cost optical proximity sensor that enables a variety of applications in compact mobile devices.
Agilent Technologies (NYSE:A) today introduced a miniature, low-cost optical proximity sensor to enable a variety of applications in compact mobile devices.
Agilent's HSDL-9100-021 optical proximity sensor is specifically optimized for size, performance and ease of design in mobile appliances.
When used with optical proximity sensors, the IC accurately detects objects in ambient light and sunlight conditions.
When used with optical proximity sensors, Avago's APDS-9700 signal conditioning IC provides accurate and robust detection of objects in ambient light and sunlight conditions, and will allow design engineers to package more functionality into those applications where printed circuit board space is limited.
Factory automation equipment, utilizing ultrasonic, magnetic or optical proximity sensors, benefits from the integration of precision analog with a powerful processing core in a small package.