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  1. #1
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    Default Can I use an Absolute rotary encoder 12bit resolution with a PIC18F4550 ?

    http://uk.farnell.com/broadcom-limit...rpm/dp/2467468


    As title...

    Has anyone successfully read from a 12bit absolute encoder using a PIC18F or similar?

    I'd love to get this to work as I have two immediate applications and the price of the thing is very reasonable.


    I'm not new to coding but am new to coding on embedded devices.

    Thanks,

    Wilson Logan.

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    Default Re: Can I use an Absolute rotary encoder 12bit resolution with a PIC18F4550 ?

    You can use it with any PIC. Just use shiftin
    Position var word
    ReadSensor:
    pinCS=0
    SHIFTIN DataPin, ClockPin, 6,[Position\12]
    pinCS=1
    RETURN
    Maybe pause is needed, depending on oscillator speed.
    That is it...

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Can I use an Absolute rotary encoder 12bit resolution with a PIC18F4550 ?

    Thanks!,

    That's a lot simpler than I imagined it would be.

    Cheers,

    Wilson.

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