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For example, Standard Serial Output (SSO) is typically leveraged in magnetic-encoder designs, allowing continuous synchronization during data transmission. Its attachment style means that the shaft end remains free for other purposes. Position is output as absolute value with 16-bit resolution, optionally via SSI or CANopen interface. In the unit shown here, an additional incremental signal provides speed feedback (1,024 to 8,192 steps per turn.

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