Encoder Modules suit industrial automation applications.

Press Release Summary:

Offered with various counts/revolution and shaft diameter options, AEDT-9140 Optical Encoder Modules feature 2 channel quadrature outputs plus third channel index output. They are designed for use with codewheel that has optical radius of 0.433 in. for 100-512 counts/rev and 0.460 in. for 1,000 counts/rev. Including lensed LED source and detector IC enclosed in plastic package, units operate in temperatures from -40 to 115°C.

Original Press Release:

Avago Technologies Announces New Three-Channel High Temperature Optical Encoder Modules for Industrial Automation Applications

Compact Low-Cost Incremental Encoder Modules Enable Easy Installation into Circular Housed Encoders used in Industrial Motors

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2008

Avago Technologies, a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications, today announced a new series of compact three-channel high temperature optical incremental encoder modules for use in industrial and factory automation equipment. Avago's AEDT-9140 encoder module series, which are available in a variety of counts per revolution (CPR) and shaft diameter options, are priced competitively and designed to enable the reduction in overall motor sizes. This latest addition to Avago's family of easy to install optical encoders are designed to fit easily into a circular housed encoder or directly onto industrial motors to provide motor manufacturers with advanced motion control detection.

The AEDT-9140 encoder modules include a lensed LED source and a detector IC enclosed in a small plastic package. When used with a codewheel, this low-cost module series detects rotary position. Due to a highly collimated light source and a unique photodetector array, the AEDT-9140 modules are extremely tolerant to mounting misalignment. Typical industrial automation applications where the AEDT-9140 encoders can be used include industrial printers, plotters, tape drives, machine tools and industrial and factory automation equipment.

Avago's AEDT-9140 modules have two channel quadrature outputs plus a third channel index output and are designed for use with a codewheel that has an optical radius of 11 mm (0.433 inch) for 100 to 512 CPR and 11.68 mm (0.460 inch) for 1,000 CPR. The index output is a 90 electrical degree high true index pulse which is generated once for each full rotation of the codewheel.

o Designed to fit in circular shaped housings
o Easy to install
o Two channel quadrature output with index pulse
o No signal adjustment required
o 100 to 1,000 CPR
o TTL compatible
o Single 5V supply
o Operating temperature: -40 to 115 degrees C
o RoHS compliant

U.S. Pricing and Availability

Avago's AEDT-9140 series of optical encoder modules are priced at $18.50 in 1,000 unit quantities and are available now in sample and production quantities. Both products are available through Avago's direct sales channel and worldwide distribution partners. More information is available at www.avagotech.com/motioncontrol.

About Avago Motion Control Solutions

Avago Technologies is the industry-leading supplier of motion control encoders. These products meet the stringent requirements of precise positioning and velocity sensing in a wide range of applications from printers, copiers and scanners to servo and stepper motors, and robotic arms and wafer-handling machines. Avago offers "one-stop shopping" with its extensive portfolio of optical encoders, decoders and controllers. The company offers the industry's smallest form factors, widest range of resolutions, and highest level of integration to reduce the number of components needed and shorten time-to-market. Avago's rich motion control heritage dates back to the 1980s and its Hewlett-Packard roots. More information is available at www.avagotech.com/motioncontrol.

About Avago Technologies

Avago Technologies is a leading supplier of analog interface components for communications, industrial and consumer applications. By leveraging its core competencies in III-V compound and silicon semiconductor design and processing, the company produces highly efficient, high-quality products. With a global employee presence, Avago provides an extensive range of analog, mixed-signal and optoelectronic components and subsystems to more than 40,000 customers. Backed by strong customer service support, the company's products serve four diverse end markets: industrial and automotive, wired infrastructure, wireless communications, and computer peripherals. Avago's heritage of technical innovation dates back 40 years to its Hewlett-Packard roots. Information about Avago is available on the Web at www.avagotech.com.

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