Reflective Optical Sensors

Image sensors are devices that convert light waves or electromagnetic radiation that pass through or reflect off the object into a piece of information that constitutes an image. Image sensors are commonly used in photography and videography industries, for producing digital cameras, medical imaging equipment, night vision cameras, thermal imaging devices, radars, sonars etc. Image sensors are built from thousands of small light-sensitive cells that capture the light, recognise the colour and convert it into a digital signal. There are two main types of sensors on the market and they are CCD sensors and CMOS sensors.

CCD

In this sensor every light-sensitive cell is an analogue device. When light strikes the chip it is held as a small electrical charge in each photo cell. The charges in the line of pixels nearest to the (one or more) output amplifiers are amplified and output, then each line of pixels shifts its charges one line closer to the amplifier, filling the empty line closest to the amplifiers. This process is then repeated until all the lines of pixels have had their charge amplified and output.

CMOS

CMOS sensors are different in build from CCD sensors. CMOS image sensor has an amplifier for each pixel compared to the few amplifiers of a CCD. This results in less area for the capture of photons than a CCD, but this problem has been overcome by using micro lenses in front of each photodiode, which focus light into the photodiode that would have otherwise hit the amplifier and not be detected. CMOS sensors can potentially be implemented with fewer components, use less power, and/or provide faster readout than CCD sensors. They are also less vulnerable to static electricity discharges.


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RS Stock No. 919-0001
Mfr. Part No.TCRT5000
BrandVishay
TWD30.00
Each (In a Tube of 50)
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2.5mm - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 708-5017
Mfr. Part No.TCRT5000
BrandVishay
TWD46.20
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2.5mm Phototransistor - - 1 - Through Hole PCB - 7mm 10.2mm + 85°C - 25°C -
RS Stock No. 315-450
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y0A02YK0F
BrandSharp
TWD483.00
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1500mm - - - - 3 Screw Mount - 44.5 x 18.9 x 21.6mm 21.6mm 44.5mm +60°C -10°C 18.9mm
RS Stock No. 170-2386
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y0A02YK0F
BrandSharp
TWD362.60
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1500mm - - - - 3 Screw Mount - 44.5 x 18.9 x 21.6mm 21.6mm 44.5mm +60°C -10°C 18.9mm
RS Stock No. 666-6568
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y0A41SK0F
BrandSharp
TWD331.00
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300mm - - - - - - - - - - +60°C -10°C -
RS Stock No. 178-7438
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y0A41SK0F
BrandSharp
TWD188.20
Each (In a Tray of 1000)
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300mm - - - - - - - - - - +60°C -10°C -
RS Stock No. 455-0975
Mfr. Part No.SG2BC, BCD
BrandKodenshi
TWD103.80
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- Phototransistor 30µs 30µs - 4 - - - - - +90°C -20°C -
RS Stock No. 919-0082
Mfr. Part No.CNY70
BrandVishay
TWD31.40
Each (In a Tube of 80)
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0.5mm Phototransistor - - 1 4 Through Hole - 7 x 7 x 6mm 6mm 7mm +85°C -40°C 7mm
RS Stock No. 708-5348
Mfr. Part No.CNY70
BrandVishay
TWD45.40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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0.5mm Phototransistor - - 1 4 Through Hole - 7 x 7 x 6mm 6mm 7mm +85°C -40°C 7mm
RS Stock No. 178-7429
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y0A710K0F
BrandSharp
TWD460.20
Each (In a Box of 500)
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5500mm - - - - - - - - - - +60°C -10°C -
RS Stock No. 666-6577
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y0A710K0F
BrandSharp
TWD683.00
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5500mm - - - - - - - - - - +60°C -10°C -
RS Stock No. 708-2737
Mfr. Part No.TCRT1000
BrandVishay
TWD42.60
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1mm Phototransistor - - 1 4 Through Hole - 7 x 2.5 x 4mm 4mm 7mm +85°C -40°C 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 165-2675
Mfr. Part No.TCRT1000
BrandVishay
TWD16.50
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1mm Phototransistor - - 1 4 Through Hole - 7 x 2.5 x 4mm 4mm 7mm +85°C -40°C 2.5mm
RS Stock No. 170-0777
Mfr. Part No.OPB702
BrandOptek
TWD98.00
Each (In a Bag of 25)
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3.81mm Phototransistor - - 1 4 Through Hole - 17.78 x 4.78 x 8.89mm 8.89mm 17.78mm +85°C -40°C 4.78mm
RS Stock No. 455-0931
Mfr. Part No.OPB702
BrandOptek
TWD100.00
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3.81mm Phototransistor - - 1 4 Through Hole - 17.78 x 4.78 x 8.89mm 8.89mm 17.78mm +85°C -40°C 4.78mm
RS Stock No. 146-0783
Mfr. Part No.GP2Y0D02YK0F
BrandSharp
TWD325.00
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80cm - - - - - Surface Mount - 37 x 13 x 21.6mm 21.6mm 37mm +60°C -10°C 13mm
RS Stock No. 124-6800
Mfr. Part No.RPR-220
BrandROHM
TWD37.60
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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6mm Phototransistor 10µs 10µs 1 4 Through Hole Radial 6.4 x 4.9 x 6.5mm 6.5mm 6.4mm +85°C -25°C 4.9mm
RS Stock No. 124-1360
Mfr. Part No.QRE1113GR
TWD12.60
Each (On a Reel of 1000)
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- Phototransistor 20 μ 20µs 1 4 Surface Mount SMD 3.6 x 2.9 x 1.7mm 1.7mm 3.6mm 85°C -40°C 2.9mm
RS Stock No. 919-1001
Mfr. Part No.VCNL4010-GS08
BrandVishay
TWD50.90
Each (On a Reel of 1800)
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200mm Microcontroller - - 1 13 Surface Mount - 3.95 x 3.95 x 0.75mm - - +85°C -25°C -
RS Stock No. 894-7124
Mfr. Part No.SFH 7060
TWD85.40
Each (In a Pack of 5)
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- - 16ns 16ns - 12 Surface Mount Chip 7.2 x 2.5 x 0.9mm 0.9mm 7.2mm +85°C -40°C 2.5mm