Encoder and Decoder Comparison

Encoders and decoders are an ideal way of sending on/off data such as button presses to a remote location. When a line on the encoder is taken high, it will create a data stream that is sent to the decoder. The decoder will interpret the data stream and take a corresponding data line high to replicate the state of the encoder. This document gives an overview of encoder/decoder ICs and explains the differences between Linx encoders and decoders and those offered by other manufacturers.