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Applications of Encoders in Telecommunication Systems

The Problem Overview

The performance of electronic sensors is being improved by advances in electronics. This applies to both the electrical characteristics of the elements and their size.

With the development of telecommunications (Internet, mobile phones), operating frequencies electronics have expanded from a few hundred MHz to several GHz. This simplifies measurement wave propagation speed and allows us to exclude the influence of local physical phenomena.

Moreover, new technologies such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi have opened up the possibility of creating wireless sensors at frequencies of approximately 2.4 GHz.

Digital signal processing is another advantage of modern electronics. Declining the cost of microcontrollers means that even simple sensors can be equipped with advanced functions (automatic adjustment to the environment with the definition humidity, smoke, or close proximity of metal objects, smart sensors with the possibility of self-diagnosis, etc.).

Thanks to advances in technology, electronic sensors will better match initial requirements and will be easier to adapt without any significant changes in price. But such an innovation requires significant investments, which are currently can only be afforded by large manufacturers of measuring devices.

Value of Industrial Sensors

All developers and users of automated systems, ranging from management to simple garage doors and ending with a complex technological line, they know that uninterrupted the operation of automated systems depends on the choice of sensors that provide:

  •  safety of property and people;
  •  reliability of technological processes;
  •  optimized control of industrial equipment;
  •  regulation of operating costs.

However, the sensors have certain requirements regarding their commissioning and use, which is an integral part of their technologies described in this manual.

This description is intended to help you better understand the operational limitations and required sensor settings.

Encoders (angle encoders) are used in a wide variety of applications. These are packaging, food, paper, textile, woodworking and metalworking industries, automation and telecommunications systems, machine tools, elevators, etc.

Application of encoders in telecommunication systems

Programmable incremental and absolute encoders are used to control and locate the antenna. Choosing an incremental encoder of suitable parameters is important for telecommunications. Here they serve to locate and control the antenna. For such purposes, special models are often required. For example, sensors that can work stably in difficult environmental conditions. Or designs that can withstand strong vibrations and shocks.

Right choice

It is necessary to consult the manufacturer’s catalog to select the correct sensor.

The catalogs provide practical advice based on extensive experience specialists. SourceMe – is a web resource where the specialists working on the telecom projects can find a suitable component and connect its manufacturer directly to discuss the discounts on bulk purchases. The platform is useful as it allows searching and comparison by multiple filters the parts provided by many manufacturers, which drastically simplifies search and evaluation of the necessary sensor, as well as its wholesale purchase for large-scale manufacturing needs.