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Vishay VCNL4200 high sensitivity proximity sensor

VCNL4200 is a new high sensitivity proximity and ambient light sensor.

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VCNL4200 is a new high sensitivity proximity and ambient light sensor that combines long distance proximity detection up to 1.5 m with Filtron technology in a compact 8 mm by 3 mm by 1.8 mm surface-mount package.

Key features

  • Long distance proximity detection up to 1.5 m
  • Features Filtron technology
  • Enables ambient light spectral sensitivity - human eye
  • Offers excellent background light cancellation capabilities

     

Additional features

  • Compact 8 mm by 3 mm by 1.8 mm 10-pin QFN package
  • Combines photo detectors for proximity and ambient light and a high power IR emitter
  • Integrated signal conditioning IC and a 12-bit / 16-bit ADC
  • Interrupt function
  • Supports I²C bus communication interface
  • Ambient light photo diode offers detection from 0.003 lx to 1.57 klx
  • Fluorescent light flicker immunity
  • Excellent temperature compensation from -40 °C to +85 °C
  • Proximity sensor uses intelligent cancellation to eliminate cross-talk
  • Smart persistence scheme ensures accurate sensing and faster response time
  • Emitter wavelength peaks at 940 nm and has no visible “red-tail”
  • Supply voltage range of 2.5 V to 3.6 V
  • I²C bus voltage range from 1.8 V to 3.6 V
  • RoHS-compliant, halogen-free, and Vishay Green

 

Applications

  • Presence detection to activate displays
  • Collision detection in robots and toys
  • Proximity sensing and lighting control
  • Parking space availability in lots and garages
  • Proximity detection in lavatory appliances

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