Monday, March 22, 2010

LV-MaxSonar®-EZ1™ High Performance Sonar Range Finder

With 2.5V - 5.5V power the LV-MaxSonar®-EZ1™ provides very short to long-range detection and ranging, in an incredibly small package. The LV-MaxSonar®-EZ1™ detects objects from 0-inches to 254-inches (6.45-meters) and provides sonar range information from 6-inches out to 254-inches with 1-inch resolution. Objects from 0-inches to 6-inches range as 6-inches. The interface output formats included are pulse width output, analog voltage output, and serial digital output.

· Continuously variable gain for beam control and side lobe suppression
· Object detection includes zero range objects
· 2.5V to 5.5V supply with 2mA typical current draw
· Readings can occur up to every 50mS, (20-Hz rate)
· Free run operation can continually measure and output range information
· Triggered operation provides the range reading as desired 
· All interfaces are active simultaneously
· Serial, 0 to Vcc
· 9600Baud, 81N
· Analog, (Vcc/512) / inch
· Pulse width, (147uS/inch)
· Learns ringdown pattern when commanded to start ranging
· Designed for protected indoor environments
· Sensor operates at 42KHz
· High output square wave sensor drive (double Vcc)