## What is the position (time) delay of the encoder signals?
At high rotation speed a position delay between magnet position and the electrical output appears because of filtering. Filtering is carried out with an RC filter. Position delay can be calculated with formula: Arctan{ƒ/ƒ_{0}} (ƒ = ƒrequency, ƒ_{0} = (2πRC)^{-1})For the AM256 and AM512B (8, 9 bit encoder ICs) and up to 9 bit RM/RE, the value of the resistor is 10 kΩ and the recommended value of capacitor is 10 nF.
For 10+ bit encoders the resistor value is 10 kΩ and the value of capacitor is 22 nF.
Using the above equation, we can therefore calculate the position delay in both degrees and time. In the following example we have a 10 bit encoder rotating at 1000 rpm.
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