Inductive linear encoders are an alternative to traditional encoders, providing absolute non contact position measurement, even in the most challenging environments and complex product designs. CambridgeIC have been working with resonant inductive position sensing for decades and offer a wide range of designs to engineers of high volume products.

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How inductive linear encoders generate precise position measurements

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure linear position. This gives an high precision sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.

Position sensing for tight corners

How challenging? When compared to optical or magnetic encoders, this solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

This makes CambridgeIC position sensors suitable for many applications, including robotics, cameras, high resolution printers and steering telescopes and antennae.

Save design time with deep integration 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

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LVDT sensors have long been a go to solution for absolute linear position measurement in challenging, high vibration environments. However they are not well suited to more cost sensitive or compact designs. CambridgeIC's solution provides the robustness and precision of the LVDT approach in a deeply integrated package that lets product designers better control the cost and footprint of their sensing solution.

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LVDT alternatives: robust and precise position sensing

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure linear position. This gives an accurate sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.

Where other sensors can't go

How challenging? This solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

This makes CambridgeIC position sensors suitable for many applications, including surveillance camera control, satellite steering, intelligent valves and automotive suspension systems. 

Not just linear measurement 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

Interested? To find out more, download an data sheet, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linear and rotary encoder sensors are a diverse family - choosing the right solution takes time and care. Now, alongside magnetic and optical encoder sensors, there is another option for measuring linear and rotary applications. For engineers seeking high precision and robust alternatives to traditional encoder sensors CambridgeIC’s inductive non contact solutions provide absolute measurements even in challenging applications and complex product designs.

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Encoder sensor alternatives for precise position sensing

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure linear position. This gives an high precision sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.

Position sensing for tight corners

How challenging? When compared to optical or magnetic encoders, this solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

This makes CambridgeIC position sensors suitable for many applications, including robotics, cameras, high resolution printers and steering telescopes and antennae.

Save design time with deep integration 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

Interested? To find out more, download an data sheet, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Optical absolute encoders have a number of drawbacks in challenging environments. But there are alternatives that provide absolute non contact position measurement in a compact and durable form. For engineers seeking alternatives to optical encoders for absolute measurement CambridgeIC’s inductive non contact solutions provide absolute precise and robust measurements.They are a good replacement for optical encoders in challenging applications and complex product designs.

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Where optical encoders can't go

What causes these drawbacks? Optical position sensors need protection from dirt, dust and moisture, along with careful alignment. This protection adds cost and complexity to design and manufacture, particularly where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

The alternative: robust and precise position sensing

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure linear position. This gives an accurate sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.

Not just linear measurement 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

Interested? To find out more, download an data sheet, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Encoder sensors are a diverse family - choosing the right solution takes time and care. Now, alongside magnetic and optical encoder sensors, there is another option. For engineers seeking high precision and robust alternatives to traditional encoder sensors CambridgeIC’s inductive non contact solutions provide absolute measurements even in challenging applications and complex product designs.

multiaxissensing w550

lineartype1overview w500

Encoder sensor alternatives for precise position sensing

Based on innovative resonant inductive position sensing technology, CambridgeIC’s position sensors use designs integrated into conventional PCBs to measure linear position. This gives an high precision sensor which has low integration costs, is stable over time and extremely robust. Designers can provide absolute linear, rotary and arc position measurement with high reliability in the most challenging applications, including linear actuators and float level sensors.

Position sensing for tight corners

How challenging? When compared to optical or magnetic encoders, this solution is very tolerant of dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and shock, misalignments and wide measuring gaps. It is particularly cost effective where there is limited room or the system needs to sense position on many axes.

This makes CambridgeIC position sensors suitable for many applications, including robotics, cameras, high resolution printers and steering telescopes and antennae.

Save design time with deep integration 

Designs are available for a huge range of geometries - arc position measurement, rotary position measurement and linear position sensing and support is available to design custom sensors.

Working with CambridgeIC position sensors is straightforward - sensor blueprints are available in Gerber format to integrate with customers PCB. These designs work with CambridgeIC’s central tracking unit chips (CTUs) to provide continuous calculation of target position. For evaluation or low volume production assembled sensor units are also available.

Interested? To find out more, download an data sheet, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Founded in 2007, CambridgeIC has developed single chip processors and a set of standard sensor designs and integration tools. These help customers embed resonant inductive sensing inside their products, by drawing on modular and well proven components.

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