Addressing System Integration Challenges with Isolated Industrial Interfaces

Interfaces in industrial and instrumentation applications require isolation due to the harsh operating environments in which they operate. The designer has a choice of selecting a digital isolator or an optocoupler solution to incorporate the necessary isolation for their system. The integration of that isolation into the signal chain poses several challenges at the system level, including set-up, debug and software related pitfalls.

Garry O'Neill holds a BSc Eng (Electronics) and MBA, and is a Marketing Manager at Analog Devices, Inc. His experience spans 19 years in the Telecommunications and Semiconductor industries, served in both Engineering and Marketing roles, in the US and Europe. Garry's current role is Strategic Product Marketing for the Interface and Isolation Technology Group. He is based in Limerick, Ireland.