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032 - Using Analog Voltage Pin 3
034 - Using Serial Data Pin 5
033 - Using Pulse Width Pin 2
059 - Configuring USB‑MaxSonars
USB-ProxSonar®-EZ™ Computer Configuration
MaxBotix Inc., has released USB‑MaxSonar ultrasonic sensors. The USB‑MaxSonar ultrasonic sensors feature an easy to USB interface that uses a standard Micro-B USB cable to connect to a computer.
Connecting The MaxSonar® to a Computer
The MaxSonar® can be directly interfaced to be used with your PC, if you have a PC with a DB9 Serial. Connecting the sensor to a computer allows the user to see range readings that have already been processed to distance using RS232.
Finding Distance from Pulse Width (Pin 2)
All of the MaxSonar sensors have an output waveform that is a pictorial representation of distance measured. For the majority of our sensors that waveform output is a pulse width. Unlike analog voltage, pulse width does not scale with power input.
Finding Distance from Analog Voltage (Pin 3)
The Analog Voltage pin on the MaxSonar family of sensors has been the most popular output for our users. All of the MaxSonar sensors have this output included. This guide will give a look into how to use it for obtaining the distance to the target being detected.