dc42 that you say its a standard quad encoder helps me a little but then off to the next gap in my understanding. I did read through the quad encoder pages here and where I got a little confused was most of the encoders just have pin A and B where this one seems to have A HIGH & A LOW, plus B HIGH & B LOW. I'm not really sure what to do with these other pins it has bothe in terms of hardware and sfotware.
What I thought was inside this package was a HEDS like this one(im assuming it still is but jsut with the line driver to seperate the singal ie deboucing)http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/88912/HP/HEDS-5640-G06.html
I'm assuming the HEDL is added in here to improve the signal right. Right now I'm looking at the Block Diagram on page 3 of the HEDL doc and if you compare this to the the HEDS pdf I just posted there is a little more going on. I also don't fully understand the Pinouts ie its says No 1. is NC which I'm assuming means no connection.
do you understand what im getting at here?