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1.2 Automotive Hall sensor rotary encoder reference design

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Date: February 12, 2016

This is an incremental rotary encoder that uses contactless magnetic sensing to detect rotational speed and direction.  The two Hall Effect sensors measure the 66-pole ring magnet and output two signals in quadrature.  This automotive-qualified solution is a low-cost and far more reliable alternative to conventional mechanical contact-based encoders, as it uses solid-state sensing that is immune to physical wear, dirt, corrosion, and RF noise.

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