Encoder

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An encoder is a device, circuit, transducer, software program, algorithm or person that converts information from one format or code to another, for the purposes of standardization, speed, secrecy, security or compressions.

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Software for encoding audio, video, text into standardized formats:

8b/10b encoder used for fast speed in communication system

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Transducers (such as optical or magnetic encoders) sense position or orientation for use as a reference or active feedback to control position:

Such encoders can be either absolute or incremental. The signal from an absolute encoder gives an unambiguous position within the travel range without requiring knowledge of any previous position. The signal from an incremental encoder is cyclical, thus ambiguous, and requires counting of cycles to maintain absolute position within the travel range. Both can provide the same accuracy, but the absolute encoder is more robust to interruptions in transducer signal.

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