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An encoder is a device that converts data from one format into another in order to communicate information. To meet today’s stringent design requirements, encoders must be high-resolution, small, easy to mount, and low cost.

Encoders are primarily used in the following applications:

  • Stepper motor FOC (field orientation-based control)
  • Servo motors
  • Automated equipment
  • Robotics and other machinery for motion feedback and motion control

Symmetry offers encoders from iC-Haus, a leading German manufacturer of standard ICs and customized ASIC semiconductor solutions. These encoders provide single-chip optical and magnetic encoder solutions.