MikroElektronika has released the Mikroe-2549 Opto Encoder Click board designed for movement or rotation encoding in applications involving precise detection of position, speed, or rotational angle. This linear incremental optical sensor/encoder board can be used for various controllers on different devices.
Operation is the same whether it is a rotary encoded knob controller or a rotation encoder on a motor shaft. This board features the Vishay TCUT1600X01 transmissive optical sensor with phototransistor outputs. The sensor is equipped with one infrared LED and two phototransistors.