MB8450 Car Detection Sensor

High Performance USB Proximity Detection Sensor

Product Description

Easy to Use Ultrasonic Sensors

The MB8450 Car Detection Sensor is a low‑cost vehicle detection sensor that uses ultrasonic technology for non-contact sensing. The MB8450 is designed to be an easy to use sensor for applications where vehicle detection is desired. This sensor is great for applications such as vehicle kiosks, ATMs, and bank drive thru’s.

The MB8450 Car Detection Sensor provides a component module solution that offers an easy to use interface, calibrated beam patterns, stable range and proximity information, and a host of other features detailed in the product datasheets.

The Interface

The MB8450 Car Detection Sensor interface was designed to be easy and intuitive to use. The interface is an easy to use Micro-B USB connection, the same connection used on many smartphones.

The Controlled Beam Shape

The MB8450 Car Detection Sensor offers a controlled beam that is designed to reject small objects (clutter) outside of the central beam area without detecting frivolous or unwanted targets.

The Calibration

Each MB8450 Car Detection Sensor is tested for proper operation at our facility and comes with a factory calibrated beam pattern to ensure consistent operation of the sensor even from part‑to‑part.

The MB8450 Car Detection Sensor automatically calibrates to its environment after power up, before taking the first reading. Because this power up calibration only occurs on power up, it is recommended that users power off and then on the sensor when temperature or humidity conditions change.

Product Specifications

  • USB interface
  • ~4 second target acquire time*
  • ~5 second target release time*
  • Multi-sensor operation
  • ~250mS between range readings
  • Maximum range of 500 cm (196 inches)
  • Preset proximity detection zone of 150cm
  • Vehicle detection sensor
  • 42kHz Ultrasonic sensor measures distance to objects
  • RoHS compliant
  • Virtually no sensor dead zone, objects closer than 50 cm typically range as 50 cm
  • Small, light weight module
  • Designed for easy integration into your project or product
  • Quote Request Form: For orders greater than 100 sensors

Product Documentation

Product Documents

MB8450 Datasheet Car Detection Sensor-datasheet
Application Notes
Terminal Software Terminal.zip
USB Configuration Terminal Configuration
Sensor Selection Guide Sensor Selection Guide
RoHS Conformity RoHS Declaration of Conformity
CE Declaration of Conformity CE Declaration of Conformity
Reliability Demonstration MTBF Report
High Resolution Pictures High Resolution Pictures.zip

Part Numbers

All part numbers are a combination of a six-character base followed by a dash and a three-digit product code. Please review the following table for more information on the three-digit product code.

M B 8 4 5 0 0 0 0
Base
Housing Style
0 Not Applicable
1 3/4″ NPS WR
2 3/4″ NPS WRC
3 Ultra Compact
4 Ultra Compact Flush Mount
5 1″ NPS
6 1″ BSPP
7 30MM 1.5
8 Extended Horn
Options Selected
0 No Options (Bagged)
1 F-Option
2 P-Option
3 F-Option and P-Option
4 No Options (Trayed)
5 TTL (Bagged)
6 TTL (Trayed)
Wire Attach
0 No Wire Attach
1 Wire Attached

The following table displays all of the active and valid part numbers for this product.

Active Part Numbers
MB8450-000