The AEDR-8320 series is one of the smallest optical encoder employing reflective technology for motion control purposes. The encoder combines an emitter and a detector in a single surface mount leadless package. When used with a codewheel or linear codestrip, the encoder translates rotary or linear motion into analog output.
The AEDR-8320 series provides motion sensing which is ideal for high volume applications. Its small size and surface mount package make it ideal for printers, copiers, card readers and many consumer products, particularly where space and weight are design constraints.
Additionally, the AEDR-8320 provides an analog output which can be interpolated to achieve higher resolution, thereby meeting the varied resolution needs of different applications.