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USB-ProxSonar™-EZ™
Sensor Line

High performance USB ultrasonic proximity detection sensor
 
RoHs Compliant

The USB-ProxSonar-EZ ultrasonic proximity sensors feature an easy to use USB interface that connects directly to a computer with a standard Micro-B USB cable. The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ sensors detect objects in a calibrated detection zone and report when an object (such as a person) enters the detection zone. The target is released after leaving the USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ detection zone.

The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ ultrasonic proximity sensor provides a component module solution that offers easy integration with USB connectivity, no sensor dead zone, calibrated beam patterns, stable range readings, and a host of other features.

 

Selecting a Product

 

MB1414 USB-ProxSonar-EZ1

The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ1 has a detection zone of ~5 feet and will allow for 8+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $49.95. More on this sensor

MB1424 USB-ProxSonar-EZ2

The USB-ProxSonar-EZ2 has a detection zone of ~3 feet and will allow for 10+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $49.95. More on this sensor

MB1434 USB-ProxSonar-EZ3

The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ3 has a detection zone of ~2 feet and will allow for 13+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $49.95. More on this sensor

MB1444 USB-MaxSonar-EZ4

The USB-ProxSonar-EZ4 has a detection zone of ~1 feet and will allow for 15+ simultaneous sensors. Price each $49.95. More on this sensor
 
The USB-ProxSonar-EZ Sensors At a Glance
 
People Detection
Longest Range

Best Balance
Shortest Range
Noise Tolerance
 

 

Different applications require different sensors. The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ product line offers varied sensitivity to allow you to select the best sensor to meet your needs.

The diagram above shows how each product balances sensitivity and noise tolerance. This does not effect the maximum range, pin outputs, or other operations of the sensor. To view how each sensor will function to different sized targets reference the USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ Beam Patterns.

For further help in selecting a sensor use our Ultrasonic Sensor Selection Guide.

Sensor Line Specifications

 
  • Resolution of 1 inch
  • ~2.5 second target acquire time*
  • ~1.5 second target release time*
  • Automatic multi-sensor operation
  • People sensor
  • USB interface
  • Maximum range of 125 inches (318 cm)
  • Choice of a detection zone (1 ft., 2 ft., 3 ft., 5 ft.)
  • Run up to 15+ sensors in the same environment with negligible interference
  • 42kHz Ultrasonic sensor measures distance to objects
  • RoHS Compliant
  • Virtually no sensor dead zone, objects closer than 6 inches range as 6 inches
  • Small, light weight module
  • Designed for easy integration into your project or product
  • Quote Request Form: For orders greater than 100 sensors
  • *Custom times available for a nominal NRE fee

Easy to Use Ultrasonic Sensors

The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ products are low cost ultrasonic proximity sensors that provide a component module solution that offers easy to use outputs, no sensor dead zone, calibrated beam patterns, stable range readings, low power demands, and a host of other features detailed in the product datasheets.

The Interface

The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ interface was designed to be very easy and intuitive to use. The interface is an easy to use USB connection.

The Controlled Beam Shape

The USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ offers a controlled beam that is designed to reject small objects (clutter) outside of the central beam area without detecting frivolous or unwanted targets.

Users are encouraged to pick the product with the detection zone that best matches their application.  In the USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ product line the product with the longest detection zone is the MB1414. The product with the shortest detection zone is the MB1444.

The Calibration

Each USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ is tested for proper operation at our facility and comes with a factory calibrated beam pattern to help ensure consistent operation of the sensor even from part to part.

In addition to this, the USB‑ProxSonar‑EZ automatically calibrates to its environment after power up, before taking the first reading. Because this power up calibration only occurs on power up, it is recommended that users power off and then on the sensor whenever the voltage, temperature, or humidity conditions change.

Product Documents

 
MB1414 Datasheet USB-ProxSonar-EZ1-datasheet
MB1424 Datasheet USB-ProxSonar-EZ2-datasheet
MB1434 Datasheet USB-ProxSonar-EZ3-datasheet
MB1444 Datasheet USB-ProxSonar-EZ4-datasheet
 
Application Notes
 
Sensor Selection GuideSensor Selection Guide
RoHS ConformityRoHS Declaration of Conformity
CE Declaration of ConformityCE Declaration of Conformity
Reliability DemonstrationMTBF Report
High Resolution PicturesHigh Resolution Pictures.zip
 
Product 3D Models
 
These 3D model files will download with a different product name.
 
Key ShotIGES FileACIS 7.0 FileSolid Works Part
STL FileSTEP FileParaSolid Part 
 
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