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Help with Magnetostrictive Position Sensors specifications:

Specifications
   Operating Distance       Range of distance measurement, or maximum distance measured. 
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   Resolution       Smallest unit of magnitude or distinction for the measurement. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
   Linear Encoder Speed       Maximum mechanical speed at which the encoder can operate and still meet performance specifications. 
   Search Logic:      User may specify either, both, or neither of the "At Least" and "No More Than" values. Products returned as matches will meet all specified criteria.
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Encoder Characteristics
   Encoder Reading       
   Your choices are...         
   Absolute       Position signal is unique anywhere along travel. Exact position will be read after power cycling. 
   Incremental       No unique position signal; encoder is zeroed after power-down and relies on another switch or encoder for initial reference. 
   Search Logic:      All products with ANY of the selected attributes will be returned as matches. Leaving all boxes unchecked will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
   Absolute Encoder Code       
   Your choices are...         
   Gray       The device uses a unit-distance coder where only one bit changes with the transition from one measuring step to the next. 
   Binary       The output is represented in a series of ones and zeroes. 
   BCD       Binary coded decimal. The output is represented by decimal numbers (integers) where each digit is signified by four bits. 
   Other Absolute Output       Unlisted, specialized, or proprietary absolute encoder code. 
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   Incremental Encoder Signal       
   Your choices are...         
   Digital       Digital output signal lines for direct interface with a processor or co-processor (typical for most encoders). Most typical is a square wave or two square waves that can be resolved via quadrature to four counts per line. 
   Analog       Analog output involves two channels 90° out of phase (quadrature). The sine and cosine signals may be read and combined. The theoretically infinite resolution is limited only by the resolution of external digitizing device. 
   Single Channel       Unidirectional or "tachometer" encoders. The single channel allows for one count per physical line. 
   Pulse & Direction       A direction channel may be combined with single channel counting or multiple channel counting with quadrature. 
   Reference/Index       Once per revolution "mark" or "home" position. 
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   Signal Quadrature       
   Your choices are...         
   Signal Quadrature       Signal configuration in which two channels are carrying signals 90° out of phase. These signals can be combined to provide four or more encoder "counts" per line or other indicator. 
   Search Logic:      Products with the selected attribute will be returned as matches. Leaving or selecting "No Preference" will not limit the search criteria for this question; products with all attribute options will be returned as matches.
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Electrical
   Output       
   Your choices are...         
   Voltage       Output voltage is a simple (usually linear) function of the measurement. 
   Current       Often called a transmitter. A current is imposed on the output circuit proportional to the measurement. Feedback is used to provide the appropriate current regardless of line noise, impedance, etc. Useful when sending signals over long distances. 
   Frequency       The output signal is encoded via amplitude modulation (AM), frequency modulation (FM), or some other modulation scheme, but the signal is still analog in nature. 
   Resistance       An output consisting of a simple change in resistance, typically for a magnetoresistive device. 
   Switched / Alarm       An "output" of a change in state of switches or alarms. 
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   Interface       
   Your choices are...         
   Serial       A standard digital output protocol (serial) such as RS232, etc. 
   Parallel       A standard digital output protocol (parallel) such as IEEE488, etc. 
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