GP2Y0D810Z0F is a distance measuring unit, composed of an integrated combination of PSD (position sensitive detector), IRED (infrared emitting diode) and signal processing circuit.
The output voltage of this sensor stays high in case an object exists in the specified distance range. So this sensor can also be used as proximity sensor.
The variety of the reflectivity of the object, the environmental temperature and the operating duration are not influenced easily to the distance detection because of adopting the triangulation method.
Sensor output drives a mosfet configured in Open Drain mode; this allows to drive relay and other loads with operating voltages up to 60V and operating current up to 115mA.
Note that for power saving sensitive applications it is possible to shut down the sensor, reducing the current to 5uA.
This board breaks out all the signals to a 0.1” (2,54mm) standard spacing header, in this way it is simple to use it with prototyping boards and also with breadboards.
In our store is also available a 5 pin female header cable for rapidly connect to the sensor.