Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 Sonar Range Finder MB1010 View larger

Maxbotix LV-MaxSonar-EZ1 Sonar Range Finder MB1010

This compact sonar range finder by Maxbotix detects objects from 0 to 6.45 m (21.2 ft) with a resolution of 2.5 cm (1") for distances beyond 15 cm (6"). Unlike other sonar range finders, the LV-MaxSonar has virtually no dead zone: it can detect even small objects up to and touching the front sensor face!

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  • Overview

The Maxbotics LV-MaxSonar-EZ family of sonar range finders offers very short- to long-range detection and ranging in an incredibly small package with ultra-low power consumption. The LV-MaxSonar-EZ detects objects from 0 to 6.45 meters (21.2 feet) and provides sonar range information beyond 15 cm (6") with a resolution of 2.5 cm resolution (1 in). Objects between 0 and 15 cm range as 15 cm. The sensor provides three output interfaces, all of which are active simultaneously: digital pulse width output, analog voltage output, and asynchronous serial digital output. The LV-MaxSonar is available in five factory-calibrated beam patterns (EZ0-4).

Specifications and Features

  • Small and light: 0.870" x 0.785" x 0.645" (2.2 x 2.0 x 1.6 cm), 0.15 oz (4.3 g)
  • Long range detection: 0 – 6.45 m (21.2 ft)
  • No dead zone (detections from 0 to 6" are output as 6")
  • Resolution of 1" (2.5 cm)
  • Low typical current consumption: 2 mA
  • Runs on 2.5 – 5.5 V
  • 42 kHz ultrasonic sensor
  • 20 Hz reading rate
  • Free-run or triggered operation
  • Three interfaces (all are active simultaneously):
    • Serial output: asynchronous, logic-level, inverted, 9600 bps 8N1
    • Analog output: (Vcc/512) / inch (10 mV/inch when input voltage Vcc = 5 V)
    • Pulse width output: 147 μs/inch
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