San Jose, Calif. Avago Technologies offers an enhanced series of ultra-small optical encoder modules with resolutions of up to 360 lines per inch (LPI), which is said to be the highest in the industry. These encoder modules make it possible for manufacturers to produce more compact inkjet printers, photo printers and all-in-one devices with higher quality images. The new AEDS-964x series is a drop-in replacement for the company's AEDS-962x series.
The AEDS-964x modules are used with a transmissive code strip to detect linear motion or with an 11-mm-optical-radius transmissive code wheel for detecting rotary motion. Their primary application is to provide position, speed and direction feedback to the circuitry controlling inkjet print head carriages, as well as paper patch control, said the company. They are suitable for conventional inkjet printers, photo printers, multifunction printers, plotters, fax machines and scanners.
Key features include a wide resolution range, two channel quadrature output and built-in guide bumps for codewheel and codestrip. It also features a lensed LED light source and a detector IC enclosed in a C-shaped plastic package. The devices measure 11 mm in length x 13.7 mm in width with a height of 7 mm. The recommended operating temperature range is 0°C to 70°C. The devices are housed in a RoHS compliant and lead-free package.
The AEDS-964x series transmissive optical encoder modules are priced at $4.06 to $5.08 each (subject to resolution) in quantities of 1,000.. Samples and production quantities are available now through Adage's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners.
Avago Technologies, 1-800-235-0312, www.avagotech.com/motioncontrol