The ADuM221x are 2-channel digital isolators based on Analog Devices, Inc., iCoupler® technology. Combining high speed CMOS and monolithic air core transformer technology, these isolation components provide outstanding performance characteristics that are superior to alternatives such as optocoupler devices.
By avoiding the use of LEDs and photodiodes, iCoupler devices remove the design difficulties commonly associated with opto-couplers. Typical optocoupler concerns regarding uncertain current transfer ratios, nonlinear transfer functions, and temper-ature and lifetime effects are eliminated with the simple iCoupler digital interfaces and stable performance characteristics. The need for external drivers and other discrete components is eliminated with these iCoupler products. Furthermore, iCoupler devices run at one-tenth to one-sixth the power of optocouplers at comparable signal data rates.
The ADuM221x isolators provide two independent isolation channels in a variety of channel configurations and data rates (see the Ordering Guide). The ADuM221x models operate with the supply voltage of either side ranging from 3.0 V to 5.5 V, providing compatibility with lower voltage systems as well as enabling voltage translation functionality across the isolation barrier. The ADuM221x isolators have a patented refresh feature that ensures dc correctness in the absence of input logic transi-tions and during power-up/power-down conditions.
Similar to the ADuM320x isolators, the ADuM221x isolators contain various circuit and layout enhancements to provide increased capability relative to system-level IEC 61000-4-x testing (ESD, burst, and surge). The precise capability in these tests for either the ADuM320x or ADuM221x products is strongly determined by the design and layout of the user’s board or module. For more information, see the AN-793 Application Note, ESD/Latch-Up Considerations with iCoupler Isolation Products.APPLICATIONS
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|ADuM2210/ADuM2211: Dual-Channel Digital Isolators, 5 kV Data Sheet (Rev D, 08/2012) (pdf, 295 kB)||Data Sheets|
|AN-0971: Recommendations for Control of Radiated Emissions with isoPower Devices (pdf, 406 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-913: Isolating I2C Interfaces (pdf, 280 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-727: iCoupler® Isolation in RS-485 Applications (pdf, 282 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-740: iCoupler® Isolation in RS-232 Applications (pdf, 716 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-770: iCoupler® Isolation in CAN Bus Applications (pdf, 234 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-793: ESD/Latch-Up Considerations with iCoupler® Isolation Products (pdf, 246 kB)||Application Notes|
|AN-825: Power Supply Considerations in iCoupler Isolation Products (pdf, 181 kB)||Application Notes|
Solving Isolation Challenges in Power Conversion Applications
This webcast will present solutions to isolation challenges in power conversion applications. Among the topics to be discussed are the limitations of traditional methods of isolation (such as utilization of optocouplers and pulse transformers) vs. more efficient and cost effective solutions that utilize digital isolators. If you are currently using optocouplers and pulse transformers, this is a webcast you should attend.
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Healthcare at Home (Part II)
A major trend in medicine is to move treatments and monitoring out of the hospital or even the doctor's office and either attach them to the patient or enable it to be done in the home. What can device designers do to aid this effort and what technologies would help to enable it.
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|IEC 60601-1-Compliant Digital Isolators with iCoupler Technology||Technical Articles||HTML|
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