Electronic version of a Rotary switch?

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  1. guardado

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    Does there exist a chip that basically gives the function of a rotary? A relay that can do this?

    The switch should ideally have 60 positions, but I should be able to do a cascade.
     
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  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    What kind of signal do you want to switch?
    Is it an analog signal or a power signal?
    How many "positions" should the switch have?

    Bertus
     
  3. Dodgydave

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    try a CD4016
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello,

    Now you tell us for 60 positions, but not what kind of signal is to be switched.

    Bertus
     
  5. guardado

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    Sorry, I had to pull out some information I thought might be useful. I'm looking at DC signals from 10-110 kHz, and up to 10 volts but more likely 1.
     
  6. bertus

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    Hello,

    You could have a look at the 4051 - Analogue multiplexer/demultiplexer (1-of-8 switch)
    or an 4067 - 16-channel analogue multiplexer/demultiplexer (1-of-16 switch)

    Bertus
     
  7. IC-Man

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    Hello,

    using a Hall based encoder or a position sensor, like the iC-MA or iC-MP from iC-Haus, the resolution can reach 8-, or also 12-bit(like the iC-MH). Here you find datasheet and application notes: http://www.ichaus.biz/keyword/Magnetic Encoder iCs
     
  8. atferrari

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    CD4066 is the improved version of the old CD4016.

    There are as well the CD4051, CD4052 and CD4053.
     
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