Miniature Precision Encoders for the World’s Smallest Spaces
Mercury™ Series
Model: M1200
MicroE’s renowned PCB-mounted Mercury™ Encoders deliver up to 78nm resolution in an extremely compact and light package (5.6mm installed height, 2g weight), enabling machine and instrument designers to achieve rapid accelerations and high throughput in applications where size and mass are critical.
Dimensions 15.3 x 12.7 x 5.6 mm
Interface, Digital -
Interface, Analog 1.6Vpp sin/cos with index
Interpolation up to x256 in customer electronics
Resolutions 5 µm - 78 nm
Accuracy Class, Linear Glass up to +/- 1 µm
Accuracy Class, Linear Metal Tape -
Grating Pitch 20 µm
Max Speed 7.2 m/s
Operating Environment Atmospheric
Linear Scale/Grating Compatibility
Highest Accuracy Class +/- 1µm
Measuring Length up to 2020
Width 20mm
Index Center or end
Material Soda lime glass
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 8ppm/°C
Mounting Epoxy

Product Benefits: 

  • Miniature PCB mount sensor provides significant space and cost savings through design integration
  • Wide alignment tolerance make for easy installation and setup
  • Analog outputs can be interpolated by the customer’s electronics for resolution up to 78nm
  • Low power consumption aids in thermal stability of the system
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