Sharp GP2Y0D805Z0F Digital Distance Sensor 5cm

Sharp GP2Y0D805Z0F Digital Distance Sensor 5cm


This small digital distance sensor detects objects between 0.5 cm and 5 cm (0.2″ and 2″) away. With its quick response time, small size, low current draw, and short minimum sensing distance, this sensor is a good choice for non-contact object detection, and its short minimum detection distance lets it see objects very close to the face of the sensor.

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These small and responsive sensors from Sharp are great way to quickly detect the presence of nearby objects.

There are a few millimeters of hysteresis around the maximum range threshold and no hysteresis at the minimum range threshold. Note that these sensors will only tell you if there is an object within the detection range along their lines of sight; they will not tell you how far away the object is.

With a detection distances up to 150 mm and a typical sampling rate of almost 400 Hz, these sensors provides attractive alternatives to shorter-range LED-phototransistor reflectance pairs and longer-range but slower sensors such as the Sharp GP2Y0A41SK0F analog distance sensor. The output, Vo, is driven low when the sensor detects an object; otherwise, the output is high.

Please note that this sensor requires external components and has a non-standard 1.5 mm pitch, which can make it difficult to integrate into projects based on a 0.1″ pitch. We offer a carrier board for this sensor that makes it much easier to use by including these required components and providing a 0.1″-pitch, three-pin interface: ground, power, and digital output.


Size: 0.53″ × 0.27″ × 0.31″
Weight: 0.8 g

General specifications:

Maximum range: 5 cm
Minimum range: 0.5 cm
Sampling rate: 390 Hz
Minimum operating voltage: 2.7 V
Maximum operating voltage: 6.2 V
Supply current: 5 mA
Output type: digital

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