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Complete Rotary Encoder System Demoboard

The AS5X40 demoboard is a complete rotary encoder system with built-in microcontroller, USB interface, graphical LCD display, incremental indicators, commutation indicators and PWM output LED. The board is USB powered or externally supplied with a

The AS5X40 is a contactless magnetic rotary encoder for accurate angular measurement over a full turn of 360°. It is a system-on-chip, combining integrated Hall elements, analog front end and digital signal processing in a single device. To measure the angle, only a simple two-pole magnet, rotating over the center of the chip, is required. The magnet may be placed above or below the IC. The absolute angle measurement provides instant indication of the magnet’s angular position with a resolution of 0.35° = 1024 positions per revolution (AS5X40). This digital data is available as a serial bit stream and as a PWM signal. Furthermore, a user-programmable incremental output is available, making the chip suitable for replacement of various optical encoders. An internal voltage regulator allows the AS5X40 to operate at either 3.3 V or 5 V supplies.