New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

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New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby RiO » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:09 pm

Sharp just came out with new compact analog distance sensor. It is half of the previous ones size (22 x 8 x 7.2 mm), and has 10 to 150 cm range.
Would you please consider carrying those?

see http://www.sharp-world.com/products/device/lineup/selection/pdf/opto200907_e.pdf page 36
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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby jan » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:08 pm

Hey,

Thanks for pointing those out; we'll be sure to put in an order soon. If these are anything like their other sensors, though, lead times are going to be 20 weeks or more.

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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby RiO » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:25 am

I spotted a data sheet at http://www.dema.net/pdf/sharp/GP2Y0A60SZ0F.pdf
The connection is more complex than in case of their analog rangefinders.
Would be nice if someone (Pololu?) develops a carrier board.
Has anyone seen GP2Y0A60SZ0F on sale yet?
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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby jan » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:37 am

Thanks for following up on this. We have been trying to get more information from Sharp about these sensors, but they have generally discontinued their distance sensors, at least in the US, and it's been difficult getting any information from them. Having a datasheet should help.

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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby dimaslopez » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:07 pm

Has anybody been able to address this issue?
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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby Ben » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:51 am

Hello.

Nothing came of this the when we originally looked into it a few years ago, but we will look into it again (thank you for the reminder). This is certainly an interesting sensor!

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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby RiO » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:54 pm

The GP2Y0A60SZ0F sensor is now available. Digikey has about 1500 of them. See http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?mpart=GP2Y0A60SZ0F
I attach datasheet here.
gp2y0a60szxf_e.pdf
GP2Y0A60SZ0F datasheet
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I also suggest to carry GP2Y0D340K - a popular compact 40cm digital sensor. It is somewhat noisy, so a clever carrying board would help.
gp2y0d340k.pdf
GP2Y0D340K datasheet
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Interestingly, Sharp’s current catalogue does not list these two sensors any longer. Are they not in demand in other applications or they are preparing to introduce something new?
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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby jan » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:06 am

Hey, after all these years, we finally have these sensors available! We are offering them with a carrier that is available in a 5 V version and in a 3 V version.

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After playing around with these for the past few days, I am quite excited about these sensors since they have a great range and a higher update rate than some of the older Sharp distance sensors. It looks like our initial batch of the 3 V version is already almost sold out, but we should have many more within a few weeks.

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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby stefanhelm » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:22 am

Hey,
this sensor seems to be very nice by looking into the datasheet. But can you tell me by your own experience if sensor range is really between 10 to 150 cm? I connected the sensor to an 5 V power supply (5V sensor version) and observed output signal with a scope. Within 10 to 90 cm output signal is very fine. Above 90 cm it starts to flicker. I mounted sensor ca. 10 cm above table surface and pointed it to a white surface (white box/carton). Tried to reduce light coming into the sensor from side by putting a dark shape around it and I covered the table with a black blanket. This reduced flicker a bit but at the moment it is not really possible to measure reliable values between 100 and 150 cm. So usable range is 1/3 smaller than datasheet promises. Couldn't be true??

Thanks for reply in advance.

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Re: New Sharp GP2Y0A60SZ0F compact distance sensor

Postby grant » Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:09 pm

Hello, Stefan.

It sounds like noise is interfering with your readings at longer distances. You might try implementing some sort of filter, like a moving average, on the sensor readings.

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