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PhidgetEncoder HighSpeed

ID: 1057_3B
Mature: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) will be produced as long as the parts and components required to make it are available. It is estimated to be available for five years or more.

Read one encoder at speeds of up to 500,000 quadrature cycles per second. Connects directly to USB.

$50.00 Quantity Available: 677 Qty Price 5$47.50
10 $45.00 25$40.00
50 $35.00 100$32.50
250 $30.00 500$27.50

Rotary Encoders

The PhidgetEncoder HighSpeed can be used with any incremental quadrature encoder. For more details on the different kinds of encoders, have a look at the Encoder Primer. All of the encoders listed below are compatible with this Phidget:

Product Encoder Properties
Image Part Number Price Output Circuit Type Encoder Resolution Encoder Speed Max
3530_1 $50.00 Push-Pull (Single-Ended) 360 CPR 3000 RPM 3531_0$25.00 Push-Pull (Single-Ended) 300 CPR 6000 RPM
3532_1 $50.00 Push-Pull (Single-Ended) 500 CPR 4500 RPM ENC4109_0$10.00 Push-Pull 40 CPR 6000 RPM

Linear Encoders

These linear encoders can all be used with the 1057:

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Travel
ENC4113_0 $110.00 900 mm ENC4114_0$120.00 1.1 m
ENC4115_0 $340.00 1.4 m ENC4116_0$360.00 1.7 m
ENC4117_0 $380.00 2 m Draw Wire Encoders Here are all of the draw-wire encoders that can be used with the 1057: Product Encoder Properties Physical Properties Image Part Number Price Output Circuit Type Length Resolution Wire Pull Length Weight ENC4104_0$145.00 Push-Pull 80 μm/cyc 1 m 305 g
ENC4106_0 $135.00 Push-Pull 40 μm/cyc 600 mm 255 g ENC4107_0$150.00 Push-Pull 50 μm/cyc 1.5 m 485 g

USB Cables

Use a USB cable to connect this Phidget to your computer. We have a number of different lengths available, although the maximum length of a USB cable is 5 meters due to limitations in the timing protocol. For longer distances, we recommend that you use a Single Board Computer to control the Phidget remotely.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Connector A Connector B Cable Length
3017_1 $3.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 280 mm 3018_0$4.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.8 m
3020_0 $12.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 4.5 m 3036_0$3.50 USB Type A USB Mini-B 600 mm
3037_0 $4.00 USB Type A USB Mini-B 1.2 m Getting Started Welcome to the 1057 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand: Next, you will need to connect the pieces: 1. Connect the encoder to the PhidgetEncoder's input. 2. Connect the PhidgetEncoder to your computer using the USB cable. Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1057! Using the 1057 Phidget Control Panel In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1057, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used. The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. Windows To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel macOS To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel. For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system: Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1057. First Look After plugging the 1057 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this: The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information: • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets. • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget. • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry. The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example. Encoder Double-click on the Encoder object, labelled PhidgetEncoder HighSpeed, in order to run the example: General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality: • Position Change: the number of ticks (or quadrature cycles) that have occurred since the last change event. • Time Change: the amount of time in milliseconds that has elapsed since the last change event. • Position: the total position in ticks relative to where the encoder was when the window was opened. • Index Position: the position where the index channel was last encountered. Some encoders do not support index, check your encoder's datasheet for more information. • Velocity: the average velocity in rotations per second. A CPR must be specified to enable this functionality. • Specify a counts per revolution (CPR) value to enable velocity calculation. Finding The Addressing Information Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget. In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code. Using Your Own Program You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our Code Samples. Select your programming language of choice from the drop-down list to get an example for your device. You can use the options provided to further customize the example to best suit your needs. Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page. Technical Details General The 1057 can be used with a wide assortment of mechanical and optical encoders. The encoder should be of quadrature output type, indicating that there will be two output channels (usually labeled A and B). Specifically, the 1057 reads a standard incremental non-differential TTL encoder. The maximum rate of the 1057 is specified at 500,000 cycles per second. In your application, this number relates directly to the number of revolutions per second you wish to measure, and the number of counts per revolution specified for your encoder. If your encoder's wheel has 1000 counts per revolution, then the limit on measurable revolutions per second is 500, or 30,000rpm (which, for the 1057, corresponds to 2000 position changes in software per second). Choosing Encoders Both mechanical and optical encoders are available, with optical encoders prevailing in quality at higher revolution speeds. Review the data sheet for the encoder that your are selecting carefully before purchasing it to ensure it is compatible with the 1057. Almost any incremental quadrature encoder will work but it is important to verify this before connecting it. Absolute encoders will not work with this device. Warning: The 1057 incorporates a 1kOhm pull-up resistor on each line from the encoder input connector. Some encoders will not be able to sink enough current to reliably signal to the 1057. They may work initially, or not at all. We have reviewed the following encoders, and found that they can be used with the 1057. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list but should be used as a comparison with other encoders.  Manufacturer Web Page Part Number Grayhill www.Grayhill.com Series 63R, Series 61R Series 63Q TTL Output US Digital (Recommended) www.USDigital.com S4, S5, E2, E3, E4, E4P, etc. Avago Technologies (Formerly Agilent) www.avagotech.com HEDS 5500 CUI Inc. www.cui.com AMT103-V Connectors The encoder input on the 1057 uses a 5-pin, 0.100 inch pitch locking connector. The connectors are commonly available - refer to the Table below for manufacturer part numbers.  Manufacturer Part Number Description Molex 50-57-9405 5 Position Cable Connector Molex 16-02-0102 Wire Crimp Insert for Cable Connector Molex 70543-0004 5 Position Vertical PCB Connector Molex 70553-0004 5 Position Right-Angle PCB Connector (Gold) Molex 70553-0039 5 Position Right-Angle PCB Connector (Tin) Molex 15-91-2055 5 Position Right-Angle PCB Connector - Surface Mount Note: Most of the above components can be bought at Digikey. Connector Pinout Diagram Further Reading If you want to know more about encoders, check out the Encoder Primer. What to do Next • Programming Languages - Find your preferred programming language here and learn how to write your own code with Phidgets! • Phidget Programming Basics - Once you have set up Phidgets to work with your programming environment, we recommend you read our page on to learn the fundamentals of programming with Phidgets. Product Specifications Encoder Interface Controlled By USB (Mini-USB) API Object Name Encoder Number of Encoder Inputs 1 Count Rate Max 1E+06 pulses/s Encoder Interface Resolution x4 Sampling Interval Min 0.008 s/sample Sampling Interval Max 1 s/sample Encoder Input Low Voltage Max 1.7 V DC Encoder Input High Voltage Min 2.1 V DC Pull-down Resistance (Line Driver) 2.2 kΩ or 10 kΩ Pull-up Resistance (Open Collector) 2.2 kΩ or 10 kΩ USB Speed High Speed Electrical Properties Current Consumption Max 500 mA Current Consumption Min 55 mA USB Voltage Min 4.5 V DC USB Voltage Max 5.3 V DC Physical Properties Operating Temperature Min -40 °C Operating Temperature Max 85 °C Customs Information Canadian HS Export Code 8471.80.00 American HTS Import Code 8471.80.40.00 Country of Origin CN (China) Documents Product History Date Board Revision Device Version Packaging Revision Comment January 2005 0300Product Release November 20091302Increased pull-up resistance from 1kO to 2.2kO January 2010 2302Replaced USB connector with Mini-USB connector, made board slightly smaller. January 2018 2302BRemoved cables from packaging. June 2021 3400BAdded IOMode support. Updated obsolete components on board; no longer supports Phidget21 Software Objects Channel NameAPIChannel Encoder Input Encoder 0 API  Choose a Language C C# / VB.NET Java JavaScript Max/MSP Python Swift Phidget Manager Networking NetworkConnection USBConnection Logging Dictionary Back Forward Print this API Code Samples  Choose a Language Choose a Device Serial Number: ? Example Options Downloads  Make your selections to display sample code.  Code Samples Language: APIDetailLanguageOS Encoder Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download Encoder Java Android Download Encoder JavaScript Browser Download Encoder Objective-C macOS Download Encoder Swift macOS Download Encoder Swift iOS Download Encoder Visual Basic .NET Windows Download Encoder Max/MSP Multiple Download Have a look at our encoder interfaces: Product Encoder Interface Image Part Number Price Number of Encoder Inputs Count Rate Max 1047_1B$75.00 4 1E+06 pulses/s
1047_2B $75.00 4 1E+06 pulses/s 1057_3B$50.00 1 1E+06 pulses/s
1065_1B $75.00 1 500000 cycles/s DCC1000_0$75.00 1 400000 pulses/s
DCC1002_0 $40.00 1 400000 pulses/s ENC1000_0$15.00 1 400000 pulses/s