Features and Benefits

  • Bidirectional I2C communication
  • Open-drain interfaces
  • Suitable for hot swap applications
  • 30 mA current sink capability
  • 1000 KHz operation
  • 3.0 V to 5.5 V supply/logic levels
  • 16-lead SOIC wide body package version (RW-16)
  • High temperature operation: 105°C
  • 16-lead SOIC wide body enhanced creepage version (RI-16-2)
  • Safety and regulatory approvals
  • UL recognition: 5000 V rms for 1 minute per UL 1577
  • 5000 V rms for 1 minute per UL 1577
  • CSA Component Acceptance Notice 5A (RI-16-2 package)

Product Details

The ADuM2250 / ADuM2251 are hot swappable digital isolators with non-latching, bidirectional communication channels and are compatible with I2C interfaces. This eliminates the need for splitting I2C signals into separate transmit and receive signals for use with stand-alone optocouplers.

The ADuM2250 provides two bidirectional channels, supporting a complete isolated I2C interface. The ADuM2251 provides one bidirectional channel and one unidirectional channel for those applications where a bidirectional clock is not required.

The ADuM2250 / ADuM2251 contain hot swap circuitry to prevent data glitches when an unpowered card is inserted onto an active bus.

These isolators are based on iCoupler® chip scale transformer technology from Analog Devices, Inc. iCoupler is a magnetic isolation technology with functional, performance, size, and power consumption advantages compared to optocouplers. The ADuM2250 / ADuM2251 integrate iCoupler channels with semiconductor circuitry to enable a complete, isolated I2C interface provided in a small form factor.


  • Isolated I2C, SMbus, or PMBus Interfaces
  • Multilevel I2C interfaces
  • Power supplies
  • Networking
  • Power over Ethernet

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