The ADuM640x devices are quad-channel digital isolators with isoPower®, an integrated, isolated DC/DC converter. Based on the Analog Devices, Inc., iCoupler® technology, the DC/DC converter provides up to 500 mW of regulated, isolated power at either 5.0 V or 3.3 V from a 5.0 V input supply, or 3.3 V from a 3.3 V supply at the power levels shown in Table 1. This eliminates the need for a separate, isolated DC/DC converter in low power, isolated designs. The iCoupler chip scale transformer technology is used to isolate the logic signals and for the magnetic components of the DC/DC converter. The result is a small form factor, total isolation solution.
The ADuM640x isolators provide four independent isolation channels in a variety of channel configurations and data rates (see the Ordering Guide for more information).
isoPower uses high frequency switching elements to transfer power through its transformer. Special care must be taken during printed circuit board (PCB) layout to meet emissions standards. Refer to the AN-0971 application note for board layout recommendations at www.analog.com.
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|ADuM6400/ADuM6401/ADuM6402/ADuM6403/ADuM6404: Quad-Channel Isolators with Integrated DC-to-DC Converter Data Sheet (Rev A, 05/2012) (pdf, 586 kB)||Data Sheets|
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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.
|UG-042: Evaluating 16-Lead SOIC and 16-Lead QSOP Digital Isolators User Guide (pdf, 504 kB)||User Guides|
|Creepage Requirements for Medical Applications (pdf, 588 kB)||Technical Articles|
Inside iCoupler® Technology:ADuM347x PWM Controller and Transformer Driver with Quad-Channel Isolators Design Summary
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By Flow Zhao, Design Engineer
NAppkin Note: Lowering the Power of the ADuM524x
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By Mark Cantrell, Senior Applications Engineer
Micro-Transformers Provide Signal and Power Isolation for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
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By Baoxing Chen, Sr. Staff Engineer, Analog Devices, Inc.
High Speed Digital Isolators Using Microscale On-Chip Transformers
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By Baoxing Chen, John Wynne, and Ronn Kliger
iCoupler® Products with isoPower™ Technology: Signal and Power Transfer Across Isolation Barrier Using Microtransformers
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By Baoxing Chen
Medical Devices Demand Stringent Isolation Techniques
Isolation in Medical Applications
by Rich Ghiorse and Steve Ranta, Analog Devices, Inc. (Power Electronics-Europe, 7/2005)
|Analog Devices Achieves Major Milestone by Shipping 1 Billionth Channel of iCoupler Digital Isolation (19 Sep 2013)||Press Releases||HTML|
EE Times Names ACE Finalists
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ADuM1300/01/1400/01/02: Multi-Channel Digital Isolators for High-Voltage Industrial Applications
... New iCoupler devices reduce per-channel costs and offer superior alternative to optocoupler solutions. (analogZONE, powerZONE Products for the week of May 26, 2003)
|Digital Isolator Product Selection and Resource Guide (pdf, 640 kB)||Product Selection Guide|
|Automotive Grade Digital Isolators - ADuM120xW/ADuM130xW/ADuM140xW (2008) (pdf, 1153 kB)||Product Selection Guide|
|iCoupler Isolation Provides Size, Cost, and Thermal Improvements Relative to Optocouplers (pdf, 67 kB)||Overview|
|Agilent/NVE GMR Isolators−Performance Comparison to Analog Devices iCoupler (pdf, 378 kB)||Overview|
ADuM2400/ADuM2401/ADuM2402 Quad-Channel Digital Isolators
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The ADuM240x family of quad-channel isolators provides 5kV isolation and eliminates the need for multiple optocouplers and their accompanying external discrete components.
ADuM130x/ADuM140x Triple/Quad Digital Isolators
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The ADuM130x/ADuM140x family of triple-/quad-channel isolators eliminates the need for multiple optocouplers and their accompanying external discrete components.
ADuM125x/ADuM225x Dual-Channel, Hot-Swappable, I2C® Bidirectional Digital Isolators with up to 5 kV Isolation
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The ADuM125x/ADuM225x are dual-channel bi-directional I2C digital isolators that are hot-swappable and capable of data rates up to 1MHz.
|Leading Inside Advertorials: Data and Power Isolation in One Package Provides Total Isolation Solution (pdf, 77 kB)||Overview|
2008 Medical Solution Profile
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High Performance ICs for Medical Imaging, Patient Monitoring, and Instrumentation
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|isoPower® - Isolated dc-to-dc Power in the smallest Package||Overview||HTML|
ICs for Programmable Logic Control and Distributed Control Systems
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Analog Devices leadership in industrial IC technology, with the development of the iCMOS™ and iPolar™ processes, has uniquely defined high voltage and low voltage integration to deliver smaller, higher performance, and more cost effective ICs for industrial systems.
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