Isolated Single Channel RS-232 Line Driver/Receiver
The ADM3251E is a high speed, 2.5 kV fully isolated, single- channel RS-232/V.28 transceiver device that operates from a single 5 V power supply. Due to the high ESD protection on the RIN and TOUT pins, the device is ideally suited for operation in electrically harsh environments or where RS-232 cables are frequently being plugged and unplugged.
The ADM3251E incorporates dual-channel digital isolators with isoPower™ integrated, isolated power. There is no requirement to use a separate isolated dc-to-dc converter. Chip-scale transformer iCoupler® technology from Analog Devices, Inc., is used both for the isolation of the logic signals as well as for the inte- grated dc-to-dc converter. The result is a total isolation solution.
The ADM3251E contains isoPower technology that uses high frequency switching elements to transfer power through thetransformer. Special care must be taken during printed circuit board (PCB) layout to meet emissions standards. Refer to Application Note AN-0971, Control of Radiated Emissions with isoPower Devices, for details on board layout considerations. The ADM3251E conforms to the EIA/TIA-232E and ITU-T V. 28 specifications and operates at data rates up to 460 kbps. Four external 0.1 μF charge pump capacitors are used for the voltage doubler/inverter, permitting operation from a single 5 V supply.
The ADM3251E is available in a 20-lead, wide body SOIC package and is specified over the −40°C to +85°C temperature range.
- High noise data communications
- Industrial communications
- General-purpose RS-232 data links
- Industrial/telecommunications diagnostic ports
- Medical equipment
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At least one model within this product family is in production and available for purchase. The product is appropriate for new designs but newer alternatives may exist.
EVAL-ADM3251EEB1Z = Evaluation board - EMI optimised 6-layer
EVAL-ADM3251EEBZ = Evaluation board - Simple 2-layer
The ezLINX™ iCoupler® Isolated Interface Development Environment provides developers with a cost-effective, plug and play method for evaluation eight physical layer, digitally-isolated communication standards (USB, RS-422, RS-485, RS-232, CAN, SPI, I2C, and LVDS). The Blackfin® ADSP-BF548 processor is used to run the uCLinux operating system and allows for easy customization through the open source hardware and software platform. Development time is significantly reduced for embedded designers and system architects who are designing and evaluating isolated communication standards. The interfaces on ezLINX use ADI's isolated transceivers with integrated iCoupler® and isoPower® digital isolator technology.
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