Proximity 3 Click


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Product Description


Parallax speeds the process of Propeller 2 development through our partnership with MikroE, who has created a family of 850+ Clicks for most I/O functions you may envision. For each of the Click boards stocked by Parallax, you will find a documented Spin 2 code example on our Propeller GitHub Object Exchange. Connect your Click boards to the Propeller 2 Evaluation Board or P2-EC Edge Breakout Breadboard using the #64008 P2 to MikroBus Click Adapter.

Proximity 3 click is an intelligent proximity and light sensing device, which features the VCNL4200 sensor from Vishay – high sensitivity long distance proximity sensor (PS), ambient light sensor (ALS) and 940 nm IRED, all in one small package.

With its smart sensing and light conditioning properties, the Proximity 3 click can be used in a wide range of applications: adjusting the brightness of the TFT screen depending on ambient light, turning off the TFT background light if it is covered, very accurate lux meters, reliable security sensors and so on.

Proximity 3 click uses the VCNL4200 sensor, which combines matched 940 nm IR emitter and a photodiode for proximity measurement and ambient light sensing. VCNL4200 offers programmable measurement by utilizing the advanced signal processing techniques, allowing the sensor to operate in various conditions. Communication with the microcontroller is done via the I2C interface so that the host controller can set the measurement parameters and request results back from the sensor.


  • Security sensors
  • Lux meters
  • Screen brightness auto-adjustment systems


  • Type: Proximity, ambient light
  • On-board modules: VCNL4200 sensor from Vishay
  • Proximity detection max range: 1.5m
  • Lux detection range (selectable): 197 / 393 / 786 / 1573 lux
  • Max lux sensitivity: 0.003 lux / step
  • Wavelength: 940 nm IRED
  • Interface: I2C
  • Compatibility: mikroBUS
  • Click board size: S (28.6 x 25.4 mm)
  • Input Voltage: 3.3V, 5V
  • Weight: 25g

For pinout diagram, maximum ratings, schemtaic, and datasheet, see the manufacturer’s product page.

Additional Information

Weight 0.0354 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
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